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Director of Practical Nursing - VA

Director of Practical Nursing - VA

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ECPI University

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Do you want to make a difference? If so, then ECPI University may be the place for you. We are seeking professionals with the experience and knowledge to help transform the lives of our students.


ECPI University, with campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Online, is a recognized leader in awarding STEM+H degrees through innovative delivery of education to meet the needs of military and new-traditional students. ECPI University offers Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degrees, and certification training in Technology, Health Science, Business, Criminal Justice and Culinary Arts. For over 50 years, ECPI University has been helping students achieve their educational and career goals in a hands-on, student-centered environment, while working collaboratively with employers to ensure our graduates have the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. Growth at our university creates the need for dynamic, caring professionals who are dedicated to making a difference in people's lives. 



  • Oversee the admission, academic progression and graduation of students. 
  • Evaluate student progress and competency based on Practical Nursing Program philosophy and objectives. 
  • Schedule visits to clinical sites to observe faculty and students at work. 
  • Create and maintain an environment conducive to learning. 
  • Participate in the academic advisement and counseling of students. 
  • Provide opportunities for student and graduate evaluation of curriculum, teaching and program effectiveness. 


  • Interview and select nursing faculty who are qualified and contribute to the Program and student outcomes. 
  • Supervise and evaluate program faculty including in-class reviews of each instructor. 
  • Provide leadership within the faculty for the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of the Practical Nursing Program curriculum plan and course content in accordance with program standards and student/University needs. 
  • Orient new faculty to the policies and procedures of the University and Practical Nursing Program.


  • Provide evaluation and feedback to the program on course materials, current changes in practice, standards of practice, and student accomplishment of course and program outcomes. 
  • Prepare reports necessary for continued approval or accreditation of the Practical Nursing Program. 
  • Plan and lead Program Advisory Board meetings. 
  • Seek new clinical agencies/facilities as needed to provide quality experiences for students and support program growth.
  • Plan capping and pinning ceremonies and attend graduation and other University/Campus events.

Professional Development

  • Maintains professional qualifications through participation in continuing education programs and academic courses.
  • Encourages professional development of staff and faculty through participation in continuing education programs and academic courses.



  • Master of Science degree in Nursing required.
  • Current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in Virginia required.


  • Minimum of two years of experience in nursing service or nursing education as a registered nurse which enables the individual to provide leadership and assume the other responsibilities of the position.
  • Minimum of two calendar years prior full-time employment or the equivalent in clinical nursing practice as a registered nurse or advanced practice nurse.
  • Two years of full-time experience as a faculty member in an approved nursing program.


  • Strong academic and professional record
  • Strong active-learning skills for effective instruction
  • Experience in a student-centric and hands-on learning environment
  • The highest levels of integrity at all times
  • Orientation toward results
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills


What does ECPI University have to offer?

  • A focus on students and academic excellence 
  • Small class sizes 
  • Professional work environment 
  • Talented and committed co-workers 
  • An adult-focused accelerated schedule 
  • An opportunity to make a difference while expanding your knowledge, skills and professional network 
  • Competitive compensation & benefits plan 

ECPI University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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