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Program Coordinator/Instructor Secondary Technical Center Practical Nursing Program - South Arkansas College

Listed: 11/06/2023
Listing Expires: 12/04/2023

Job Description

The selected applicant for this position is responsible for the oversight and operation of the Secondary Technical Center (STC) Health Science program and the STC Practical Nursing (PN) program. The applicant is also responsible for instructing STC PN students in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical areas of the program. This is a full-time, twelve-month position. The selected candidate should be articulate, team oriented, professional in appearance and demeanor, and display excellent interpersonal skills. He/she will maintain currency within his/her field, including required licensure.

Supervisory Responsibilities: The selected applicant will oversee and advise one additional STC PN instructor, two STC Health Science program instructors, and supervise STC PN students in the classroom, simulation lab, and the clinical setting.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Completes and submits program documents required by ASBN and/or accreditation entities when/if applicable.
  • Assures that the STC PN program abides by college, ASBN, and accreditation (when/if applicable) regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Coordinates and assists with the operation of the STC Health Science
  • Plans and develops programs as needed, including both short and long-range planning.
  • Collaborates with the Dean of Career Education, Nursing Program Director, and the Dean of Health Sciences in coordination and scheduling of program courses each semester.
  • Coordinates with faculty members to develop and maintain current master and course syllabi by college policy.
  • Coordinates with faculty members to perform assessment of nursing courses and submission of course assessment reports as per college policy.
  • Maintains comprehensive system of records for administration, faculty and students as per college policy and ASBN and accreditation (when/if applicable) regulations; prepares reports for internal and external purposes; and carries on correspondence relating to the programs.
  • Assists with preparing and managing program budget including the following: recommends and administers selected budgeted components for the programs.
  • Plans and prepares program publications, brochures, and applicable sections of the college catalog.
  • Serves on college committees and attends meetings as appointed.
  • Develops and implements policies related to admission, retention, and progression of students, including initiation and coordination of student selection from application to admission into the program.
  • Provides academic advisement to students.
  • Plans and implements student recruitment activities.
  • Assesses and evaluates student retention and attrition to include policies for retention improvement.
  • Collaborates with the Nursing Program Director and the Dean of Health Sciences to initiate and maintain current contractual agreements with clinical agencies.
  • Develops preceptorship/internship experiences where applicable.
  • Collaborates with faculty to procure and implement use of equipment, supplies, electronic technology, applicable software, and learning resources for class, lab, and/or clinical delivery and enhancement.
  • Collaborates with the Nursing Program Director and the Dean of Health Sciences to ensure efficient use of instructional resources to facilitate student progress toward meeting objectives.
  • Participates in scholarly and service activities that include current nursing education and professional development.
  • Encourages faculty and staff to participate in scholarly and service activities that include current nursing education and professional development.
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts annual advisory committee meetings, including collaboration to assess the needs of the community and respond appropriately. Maintain documented minutes of such meetings.
  • Promotes additional educational experiences for students such as attendance at conferences, workshops, seminars, and participation in ASBN disciplinary hearings.
  • Assumes leadership for accreditation/approval procedures and activities for nursing programs.
  • Schedules and conducts regular faculty meetings with maintenance of documented minutes.
  • Participates in community, recruitment, and marketing activities to promote the nursing programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Skills and Abilities:

Holds a valid, unencumbered Registered Nursing license to practice in Arkansas. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to use information technology for professional productivity (such as Microsoft Office Suite). Ability to operate and instruct utilizing standard nursing equipment.

Required Education and Experience:

Holds a minimum of an Associate Degree in Registered Nursing (RN); Has work experience as a Registered Nurse for a minimum of two (2) years; Possesses sound familiarity of current nursing concepts, principles, practices, and skills.

Preferred Education and Experiences:

Holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (RN) or Master of Science in Nursing degree (RN): Has work experience as a Registered Nurse for five (5) or more years: Has work experience in teaching and/or clinical instruction; Knowledgeable of the rules and regulations of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing

Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: physical mobility sufficient for long periods of office work and direct supervision of students in lab and clinical settings; have visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment; auditory ability sufficient for monitoring and assessing health needs; and fine and gross motor skills sufficient for providing safe and competent nursing care. The employee must be able to move around and about their area, and operate a computer as needed. Some lifting will be expected and he/she must be able to perform expected duties of a nursing instructor in various clinical settings.



Applicants must complete the South Arkansas College application form available at Resumes, transcripts, and reference list may accompany, but will not replace the application.  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications are subject to the Arkansas FOIA. South Arkansas College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. South Arkansas College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran status in the provision of educational or employment opportunities or benefits.

The college is in compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and all other federal and state laws related to equal opportunity practices.

Chosen Candidate will be required to submit to a criminal background check and have acceptable background results, provide any certificates of training (if the candidates possess any) or Licenses, Official Transcripts (for positions requiring undergraduate or graduate education), must have a clean driving record and must complete all new hire paperwork prior to starting work.


Job Info

Job Category: Education
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: El Dorado, Arkansas

Contact Info

Name: Brandi Cotterman
Phone Number: (870) 864-7146