The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner curriculum is implemented in a modified distance learning format. The Academic Director is responsible for the academic coordination of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Specialty. Administrative, academic, practice, and scholarship responsibilities are expected including knowledge of curriculum development, teaching strategies, online course and program delivery, and evaluation. Coordination with departments within VUSN, across the university and medical center, and the community is expected. Partnering with experienced specialty faculty, academic responsibilities would include primarily the MSN NNP specialty, but opportunities may be available to support students in project development the DNP program. Positions are l2-month, non-tenure appointments with rank recommended by the Non-tenure appointment and promotion committee, commensurate with experience. Scholarship related to advanced practice is expected, and clinical practice opportunities are available. Applicants must be willing to relocate to Nashville.
A doctorate in nursing or related field as indicated per program level
National board certification in area of specialty practice (Neonatal Nurse Practitioner – National Certification Corporation)
An unencumbered license as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations
Three years high-quality formal teaching experience in graduate level required, previous academic leadership preferred
Five years substantive clinical experience as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with evidence of scholarship
The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive practice and academic experience with desired qualities of leadership, innovation, and collaboration.
Internal Number: 84236
About Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
VUSN is a leader in education, research/scholarship, and currently ranked in the top 10 in the country by US News and World Report for schools of nursing. There is exceptional informatics support for faculty and students. A Clinical Scholarship Program supports the non-tenured faculty in their scholarly practice investigation activities. The DNP program, ranked No. 6 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, has approximately 125 students enrolled. The MSN is the largest program at VUSN with approximately 700 enrolled students. Our programs draw students from across the country and offers multiple entry routes. The specialty curriculum is implemented in a blended format with concentrated face-to-face sessions and on-line learning activities between sessions, which provides maximum flexibility for students. Specific teaching responsibilities include student clinical evaluations, academic advising, and teaching in didactic, seminar, and laboratory settings.
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