• Dean of Nursing

    Location US-CA-San Jose
    Job ID
    Carrington College
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Carrington College is actively accepting applications for, Dean of Nursing at our San Jose campus. You will serve as the executive leader over the campus nursing program and contribute to meeting educational outcome goals and growth through the proper management of the college's resources. You will have the opportunity to lead, empower and inspire a professional staff, including full-time and part-time nursing faculty. Help lead the path to assure our San Jose students are provided support services required to maintain the highest levels of student achievement and retention. If you have a passion for learning, a compassion for students, a mentoring approach, and a desire to lead, we invite to continue reviewing this impressive opportunity.


    • Develops and implements short-term and long-term strategic plans for campus growth that is consistent with the missions, vision and values of Carrington College.
    • Exercises leadership in the development and maintenance of new programs and/or program expansion.
    • Establishes and maintains an effective organizational structure so as to accomplish the College’s objectives; ensures professional development of nursing staff to ensure strong succession planning.
    • Prepares and submits self-study and other reports and conduct related activities as needed to support the accreditation, licensing and compliance processes and state nursing board requirements.
    • Responsible for institution licensing and compliance under the direction of and in coordination with licensing and compliance departments to ensure that compliance and licensing issues pertaining to the campus are addressed appropriately and on a timely basis.
    • Assumes responsibility for faculty and support staff orientation to accreditation processes.
    • Provides guidance, advice and coaching for new and existing faculty regarding accreditation processes.
    • Monitors student success including, student persistence, graduation rates, first time NCLEX-RN pass rates and student satisfaction and is accountable for the development of action plans to address any areas not meeting Carrington’s standards.
    • Serves as resource person, mentor and policy interpreter for students experiencing difficulties not resolved with an instructor or advisor.
    • Coordinates standardized testing including ordering and distribution of materials, overseeing exams, and evaluating effectiveness of curriculum.
    • Provides sound business, managerial and financial guidance to subordinates in the conduct of their duties as well as facilitating effective communication on a daily basis so as to reinforce teamwork and information sharing.
    • Ensures compliance with all regulatory and statutory regulations; amends existing policies/procedures as needed.
    • Creates, implements, and balances initiatives designed to increase new student enrollments and support transfer credits as appropriate.
    • Student Success and Retention: effective management of the academic programs, support activities and resources to support students throughout their academic career.
    • Recruits, develops and retains excellent faculty and staff to include setting up development programs and timely performance reviews.  Manage successions and develop staff for growth opportunities throughout the organization.
    • Ensures that both faculty and academic management are hired with the appropriate credentials, knowledge, skill, and experience to meet the needs of the academic program.
    • Supplements and enhances faculty and academic management through a formal training and development program. PM18


    • Masters degree in nursing required; Doctorate preferred
    • Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse or a multi-state licensure privilege to practice nursing in the Commonwealth/State. 
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience required in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse, two of which have been as a faculty member in a professional nursing education program and/or higher education administration.
    • Experience in educational administration preferred. Experience with Web-based educational programs desirable.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.  Evident leadership, management and organizational skills.  High level oral and written communication skills.  Ability to work with minimal supervision. Requires high level of initiative, sound judgment, and problem-solving skills. 

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    Carrington College is The Starting Point for Health Care Careers. When you join our team of qualified instructors, you’re choosing an institution that truly cares about its students. If you have a passion for health care and want to be part of an organization focused on providing high-quality education to help students reach their career goals, you’re in the right place!


    At Carrington College we care about our colleagues too. We know our students’ success depends on having great faculty and instructors to help guide them on their journey, and we want top-notch talent to be part of our team. We want to help you find your way toward a bright future, both personally and professionally.


    Carrington College provides postsecondary education in the western region of the United States. With more than 100,000 graduates, we’re committed to giving our students the tools they need to succeed. We offer high-quality, career-oriented health care programs with both online and on ground education options. Carrington College’s broad range of specialized Certificate of Achievement and Associate Degree programs combine clinical training, theoretical classroom exercises, technology-based simulations and real patient interaction to prepare students for success in the real world. Our programs are delivered in a focused, professional and progressive environment by supportive faculty who serve not only as educators, but as coaches and mentors. For decades, Carrington College has been a source of qualified graduates for the health care industry.


    We believe in taking care of those who take care of others. We offer our colleagues a wide range of benefits. Whether it’s advancing your career, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefit offerings can help you reach your goals for the future. If you’re ready to join an institution like ours, we’d love you to apply!


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