ABSN Director

Averett University
Hampton, VA Full-time
Posted on November 11, 2019

The ABSN Program Director will provide strategic direction, vision and leadership for the ABSN program within the School of Nursing.  This individual is responsible for program academic and administrative leadership, program management, and program development in consultation with the ADUP and the Dean of the School of Nursing.  The ABSN Program Director will provide oversight for faculty and students, curriculum development, program delivery, and program assessment.  He/she will assure effective deployment of resources to accomplish the goals and objectives of the programs. 

REPORTS TO:  Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs (ADUG)

DEPARTMENT:  School of Nursing       


EXEMPT Position

WORK SCHEDULE:   8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday

EDUCATION:      Minimum of five years of undergraduate-level teaching experience required.  A master’s in nursing is required; a doctorate in nursing or a related field is preferred.


  • Provide administrative academic leadership and oversight for ABSN degree program
  • Serve as a member of the SON leadership team, and collaborate closely with the ADUP and the Dean related to program administration
  • Partner and network with university, healthcare and community leadership to advance the reputation of the program
  • Identify issues, trends, barriers and opportunities for growth of the ABSN Program
  • Prepare reports for state and federal agencies as necessary
  • Recruit and hire qualified faculty and staff who align with the mission, vision and goals of the AUSON and Averett University
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public
  • Provide oversight for the orientation/mentoring of new ABSN faculty
  • Submit annual budget and faculty recommendations to the ADUP
  • Carry out program functions and participate in professional meetings and events in the absence of the ADUP
  • Conduct monthly ABSN meetings
  • Travel as necessary for the smooth running of the ABSN program
  • Plan ABSN teaching/classroom schedules and ABSN faculty loading for each academic year
  • Provide general oversight for ABSN clinical experiences and schedules, in collaboration with the ABSN Clinical Coordinator
  • Provide general oversight for ABSN simulation experiences and schedules, in collaboration with the ABSN Simulation Coordinator
  • Responsible for direct oversight and evaluation of the following persons:
    • ABSN Simulation Coordinator
    • ABSN Faculty
    • ABSN Clinical Lab Coordinator
    • Program Director, Nursing Academic Services
  • Counsel ABSN faculty regarding their professional development and assist in the development of promotional plans
  • Work with the ADUP regarding annual faculty evaluations
  • Conduct regular programmatic assessment including analysis of evaluation plan-related data. Make recommendations and implement changes as needed
  • Oversee the admission, progression and graduation of all ABSN students, ensuring a quality academic experience
  • Teach up to 6 credit hours per year
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Masters in nursing required; doctorate in nursing or a related field preferred
  • Eligibility for Virginia licensure required
  • Minimum of five years of undergraduate-level teaching experience required
  • Academic leadership, program development and online education experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to effectively lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Be forward thinking and committed to educational excellence in the preparation of people for a second profession in nursing practice
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Above-average skills related to organization, attention to detail and effective time-management
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent computer skills, including database management

Physical & Mental Demands/Work Environment

The duties of this position require performance of the following activities and work in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • High level of interaction with others requiring clear communication (speaking and listening) in person and telephonically
  • Visual and hearing acuity required to interact with persons and equipment
  • Frequent standing and walking, bending, or twisting, and occasionally sitting
  • Ability to lift, carry or move items of 10 pounds and up to 50 pounds, on rare occasions, such as equipment, supplies, and books
  • Must be able to handle items (paperwork, small equipment, tools)
  • Will need to use equipment such as telephones, printer, copier, fax, scanner, scissors, hole-punch, paper cutter, stapler, computer with Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Work uses fine manual dexterity to use equipment involving levers, buttons, keyboards, and switches such as medical equipment, computers, telephones
  • Frequent must work under time pressure, and perform tedious or exacting work, and be able to change tasks frequently
  • Must be able to work closely with others as part of a team and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Occasionally work requires lifting/carrying, reaching, crouching, kneeling, bending, twisting, pushing/pulling, reaching, kneeling, or crouching
  • At times, rarely, may need to push/pull item, crawl, climb or balance (as step stool or small ladder), or operate foot pedals
  • On occasion may need to work an irregular schedule (evenings, weekends, or overtime)
  • On rare occasions may need to respond to emergency situations or work in a noisy or distracting environment
  • On rare occasions may be exposed to electrical or fire hazards and occasionally communicable diseases
  • Seasonally may experience conditions of respiratory hazards or wetness/humidity and occasionally noise and vibration in the work environment
  • Primary work location is in an office environment
  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach, stand, move from one area of the building to another on a regular basis, sit and use a computer for a long period of time
  • Manual and physical dexterity needed to operate a computer keyboard and handle paper documents.
  • Adequate hearing and verbal abilities to communicate effectively in person and by telephone.