Practical Nursing Program Director- RN

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Direct the activities associated with the Practical Nursing Program. These activities include, but are not limited to, overseeing the details of program offerings, scheduling classes, lab operations, curriculum review, conducting advisory committee meetings, and making recommendations for faculty hiring, budgeting, and purchasing. May participate in classroom instruction.


  • Provide leadership to the program and administer all aspects of the practical nursing education program, including curriculum oversight and review, continuous quality evaluation using the Program Evaluation Plan, and meeting all requirements for continuing accreditation.
  • Facilitate and coordinate activities related to academic policies, personnel policies, resources, facilities, services, laboratories, and clinical sites.
  • Prepare and administer the budget in coordination with the Campus Director
  • Oversee faculty recruitment, retention, and evaluation in the areas of teaching ability and nursing knowledge and skills. Determine faculty load.
  • Maintain policies or procedures that promote safe patient care during student clinical experiences.
  • Teach in classroom.
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, advisement, and retention of students, working to ensure a diverse student body.
  • Maintain professional education to ensure optimal role development.
  • Participate in activities that contribute to the governance of the parent institution and use campus and corporate reporting systems appropriately and efficiently.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with the community of interest.
  • Insure and document the nursing education program’s compliance with the Nurse Practice Act, the Board Rules and Regulations and all other state and federal guidelines.
  • Identify and advocate for services needed by student in the nursing education program.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


  • Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Three (3) years occupational (i.e., practical) experience as a professional nurse providing direct patient care.
  • Three (3) years teaching experience in a Board approved PN nursing education program or above.
  • Experience in nursing education, curriculum and administration.
  • Current New Mexico license, certification, or other credential as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the field.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills preferred.