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Polk State College

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Job title: Director of BSN Program (120047)
Job location: Winter Haven, FL 33881 United States
Requisition code: 66
Date posted: 01/28/13
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Program Director
Director Nursing Administration Programming
Education Specialist

Job Description

Job description:

Polk State College is located in beautiful Central Florida between the metropolitan areas of Tampa and Orlando. It boasts a relaxed lifestyle with affordable housing. Polk County is noted to be one of most affordable place to live in the United States by the National Home Builders Association. With campuses in Lakeland and Winter Haven and centers in Lake Wales and Lakeland, Polk State College serves over 10,000 credit and 11,000 non-credit students. We seek diverse faculty and staff with a student-centered focus to support our service excellence mission and our world class vision. Employees at Polk State College enjoy excellent employee benefits, a unique workplace environment, and the opportunity to contribute to the services and traditions that make Polk State great. For additional information on the opportunity, please refer to the Job Description and Salary Schedule, located under “Employment Related Documents” on our “Careers” page.


At Polk State, our amazing faculty and staff create an inspiring workplace. This professional managerial position reports to a college administrator and is an excellent opportunity within the College’s Information Technology & Services department. We offer a collaborative, creative and culturally diverse work environment. If you want to be supported in your efforts to grow professionally and to be recognized for your contributions, then come work for Polk State.



This is a professional managerial position reporting to a Campus Academic Dean. The Program Director oversees the development, implementation and promotion of a RN to BSN Program. Work requires the analysis of complex problems, planning of various interrelated activities, and the coordination of effort of multiple projects or functions, in addition to formulating and maintaining programmatic budgets.


  • Develop the curriculum framework and all instructional materials for the program.

  • Disseminates program information to appropriate college recipients (administrators, advisors, faculty, and program students) and appropriate recipients outside the college (accreditation or certifications agencies, state agencies, etc.).

  • Assemble and compile all materials required for accreditation or certification of the program.

  • Evaluate the preparation of students for entry into the program and administer all aspects of the selection process if a limited access program.

  • Supervise adjunct and full time faculty employed by the program.

  • Coordinate practicums, clinicals, internships, joint ventures and/or work-related educational experiences for program students.

  • Monitor program adherence to state regulations/national accreditation criteria.

See full job description here.

This position is a level P16. Please review the Polk State College Salary Schedule here to ensure our pay ranges are within your compensation expectations. Generally, for exempt positions starting salaries are between the minimum and the midpoint (benchmark). For Career (non-exempt positions), it is between a Step 0 and a Step 5 on the appropriate level.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Required Skills

  1. Knowledge of principles and practices of professional training and development program design.

  2. Knowledge of curriculum development, instructional method theory, and practical applications.

  3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with a variety of contacts of considerable importance within, and outside of, the college. Contacts outside the college where lack of tact or judgment may result in negative college relations to a limited degree.

  4. Ability to work independently with the responsibility for planning details and methods to obtain definite objectives and to make decisions within broad limitations of policy and professional standards.

  5. Ability to work cooperatively with college personnel.

  6. Excellent written and oral communications skills.


Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a Doctorate degree in Nursing or related field and Masters degree in Nursing required.

Experience Required

Five (5) years’ experience in nursing practice and professional nursing education experience at the Bachelor’s Degree level. Eligibility for all required licensures required.

Preferred Experience:

Two (2) years of experience in nursing education, perferrably at the baccalaureate level, and at least three (3) years in clinical practice. Eligibility for all required licensures required. Other experience as required by the related accreditation agency.

We offer an excellent employer-paid benefits package including the following: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long-Term Disability, Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leaves, Retirement (if eligible) and college fee waivers.


  • Reference checks and Level II background checks (fingerprinting) will be required prior to employment.

  • A completed online application consists of an electronic job application and a current resume. Submissions that do not include all required information will not be considered.

  • TRANSCRIPTS: For professional/salaried positions, unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application. Submission of official transcripts will be required as a condition of employment following receipt of job offer. Foreign transcripts must include an official transcript evaluation which interprets equivalency to U.S. graduate credits.
    •Eligible candidates who wish to claim Veterans' Preference for positions in qualifying categories can be found under the Employment Related Documents section of the Career portal and must be submitted with the completed application for consideration.
    •Note : Relocation assistance is NOT provided for this position
    •This position will close at 11:59 pm on February 12, 2013.

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    Polk State College is an equal access/equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. Polk State College is a drug-free workplace and participates in E-Verify.

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