University Director Clinical Education, Nursing - CTU Online

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The University Director of Clinical Education provides leadership for clinical educational experiences in the online graduate and doctoral nursing programs.  The University Director of Clinical Education works in collaboration with the University Program Director to ensure programmatic clinical objectives are met in the online programs.


  • Collaborates with the Program Committee within the discipline area assigned to achieve programmatic clinical outcomes

  • Approve student rotations within clinical and preceptor ship settings that span the U.S. and meet on-going needs of the program.

  • Lead the development and oversight of continuous quality improvement process in regard to student rotations within clinical and preceptor ship experiences.

  • Conduct periodic on-site evaluations of clinical sites and preceptors to insure instructional quality is maintained and clinical objectives are met.

  • Ensure that clinical and preceptor experiences meet the requirements of applicable local, state, and national professional and accrediting bodies.

  • Prepare accreditation reports pertaining to clinical experiences of students as required.

  • Plan and implement methodologies to evaluate program and course curriculum as they relate to clinical and preceptorship experiences.

  • Oversee student clinical competency assessment activities.

  • Assist with the student admissions process that includes the recruitment, application, screening, and selection of applicants for admission to the graduate/doctoral nursing programs.

  • Oversight and approval of student and institutional files, including information on liability insurance, clinical affiliation agreements, preceptor ship agreements, health records, and background checks.

  • Oversight of the implementation and maintenance of an effective electronic student documentation system that meets the needs of the nursing curriculum, professional discipline, state and programmatic accrediting/certifying bodies.

  • Plan and implement methodologies to evaluate student performance in clinical rotations and preceptorship experiences.

  • Lead day-to-day management and administration of clinical academic operations in collaboration with the Program Director.

  • Maintain the highest moral and ethical standards as an educator and nursing professional in all decision-making.

  • Maintain currency of State Board of Nursing regulations/requirements as they relate to nursing education programs.

  • Ensures curriculum meets programmatic accreditation clinical requirements as appropriate.

  • Analyze and use clinical/practicum data to recommend and execute changes needed to ensure program quality and address student success and retention concerns both programmatic and course specific.

  • Evaluates the currency and applicability of clinical course materials making recommendations to the University Dean as appropriate.

  • Manages the clinical course and program level assessment of student learning process for appropriateness in conjunction with the University Program Director and University Dean.

  • Collaborates with the University Program Director with leading the clinical curriculum vertical ensuring quality and content to ensure student learning outcomes.

  • Curate clinical curriculum specific training for faculty, students and preceptors as required by accrediting bodies.

  • Review prior clinical course work and transcripts in collaboration with the University Program Director to approve or deny transfer credit.

  • Participates in regular meetings and engages in coordination efforts with the University Dean, University Program Director and Program Chair to ensure faculty standards are being met, faculty feedback is being considered, and appropriate retention efforts are being made.

  • Collaborates with internal and external legal departments to execute affiliation agreements for student practicum experiences.

  • Supports all CTU retention and graduation initiatives.

  • Understands the mission, vision, goals and academic standards policies of the University and College of Nursing and espouses them in the performance of duties.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to thought leadership in the nursing profession.

  • Adhere to all CTU policies, procedures, integrity and ethical standards.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

  • Participates in special academic related projects as necessary

  • This is a remote position.

  • Occasional overnight travel required.

  • Position requires normal business hours of 8am-5pm (CST) be maintained



Education and Experience:  Minimum

  • Terminal degree in Nursing required (DNP, DNSc, or PhD in Nursing) MSN with active, unencumbered RN license with board certification as Family Nurse Practitioner  (FNP) required with a minimum of 5 years of nurse practitioner practice experience required.
  •  Minimum 3 years’ experience in an online learning environment required.Minimum 2 years’ experience in leading online nurse practitioner clinical placements required. 



Education and Experience:  Preferred (in addition to minimum requirements)

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education or national specialty certification in nursing education preferred.
  • Minimum of ten years of nursing experience preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience college/university academic leadership experience preferred.

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