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Director, Center for Continued Nursing Learning

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Pacific Lutheran University

Job Summary

Part Time
Posted on
December 03, 2019
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington
Years of Experiences
Career Level
Education Level
Master's Degree
$33.65-$37.02 per hour

About Pacific Lutheran University

Located on a 156-acre woodland campus, six miles south of Tacoma, in suburban Parkland, Washington, PLU is a private university dedicated to doing things differently since 1890. More than 800 employees at PLU hold positions as faculty members, administrators, academic and administrative staff, including trades and support services. With a tradition of rigorous liberal arts and professional programs, we are committed to developing ethical and educated individuals who are prepared for a lifetime of success—both in their careers and in service to others. The faculty, staff, and administrators of PLU are similarly devoted to service. Working on a university campus requires a commitment to caring for our students, colleagues, campus, and community. Whether staff are preparing meals in the dining hall, processing payments in the Business Office, maintaining our trees and grounds, or teaching a class, all positions are critical to the success of PLU, our students, and staff.

Contact name
Human Resources

Job description

Work Schedule:
PT; 20 hours per week. Schedule flexible, generally Monday-Friday between 8am and 5pm. 

General Description:     
The Director of the Center for Continued Nursing Learning (CCNL) collaborates with faculty to initiate, develop, and offer Nursing and healthcare continuing education. The Director reports to the Dean of Nursing and collaborates closely with the Associate Provost of Graduate Programs and Continuing Education (GPCE) to ensure adequate administrative support of all offerings (revenue producing and internal professional development) is provided by the Continuing Education Coordinator and GPCE. Planning for the year’s continuing education offerings occurs in the summer and is implemented throughout the year.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:            

● Serve as primary nurse planner for the Center for Continued Nursing Learning.

● Maintain accreditation through MNA and/or other accrediting bodies and manage the reporting and renewal process.

● Provide curriculum oversight and review for any continuing education offerings through CCNL and the GPCE.

● Generate ideas for continuing education needs in the PLU nursing community.

● Collaborate with, educate, and encourage PLU Nursing faculty to be Associate Nurse Planners and engage in delivering continuing education offerings.

● Ensure Associate Nurse Planners follow accreditation guidelines when planning and implementing continuing education offerings.

● Recruit qualified CCNL instructors and speakers from the larger nursing and healthcare community.

● Manage CCNL budget in collaboration with the Dean of the School of Nursing.

● Maintain regular communication with the Dean of the School of Nursing and Continuing Education Coordinator about CCNL faculty, programming, expenses, and strategic efforts.

● Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:              

● Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

● Excellent organizational skills.

● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

● Knowledge of teaching learning theory and application.

● Ability to maintain confidential information.

● Ability to work with diverse populations.

● Ability to think creatively and examine new teaching/working methods.

● Ability to maintain a positive attitude and be a self-starter.

● Ability to be flexible and manage multiple responsibilities.

● Proficiency with basic technology tools (PC, audio visual equipment, educational software, teaching mannequins).

● Strong financial management skills.

● Knowledge of trends and needs in continuing nursing education.

● Ability to build partnerships and relationships within the university and with external stakeholders.


Required Qualifications:             

1. Masters of Science in Nursing.

2. Unencumbered RN license in WA.

3. Finalist applicant must successfully complete a pre-employment background check. 

Preferred Qualifications:            
Experience in healthcare, clinical, or continuing education with distance, blended/hybrid, and/or online education.

Other Information:        
Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With distinctive international programs and close student-faculty research opportunities, PLU helps its 3,100 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their life’s vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.

 Founded in 1890 by Norwegian pioneers, PLU continues the distinctive tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, thoughtful inquiry and questioning, the preparation of citizens in service to the world and to its ongoing reform. Located in the Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, PLU is set in a region that also offers vast opportunities for outdoor recreation, culture and sports.

 Pacific Lutheran University welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional perspectives to our learning environment. PLU is an equal opportunity employer.

 PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for employees and their dependents, retirement plan, medical, dental, paid vacation, major holidays off, and many other great university benefits.