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Nursing Program Progression Coordinator

Categories: Pacific Region 9




Nevada State College

Date Posted:


Close Date

Open Until Filled (6/28/15)

Position Description
Position Summary:Provides leadership for and supervision of nursing students related to academic progression and retention. Selects, trains, and supervises student tutoring, academic workshops, supplemental instruction, academic coaching, and group study sessions. Maintains communication with nursing administration and faculty regarding progression and retention initiatives and content. Oversees implementation of the School of Nursing first-semester transition experience. The Nursing Program Progression Coordinator (NPPC) in the School of Nursing oversees essential nursing student support services including admissions of nursing students, academic advising, academic program information, enrollment management, student record management and success/remediation/progression/retention initiatives for all nursing programs of study. The position serves as the School of Nursing liaison to the College Student Services department. The is responsible in leading the planning, development, organization, management, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of nursing student progression, remediation and success within the School of Nursing. Serves as the lead staff advocate for student success and retention in the School of Nursing. The NPPC serves on the Dean’s Leadership Team within the School of Nursing.

Meets one-on-one with students as necessary. Ensures and tracks nursing student participation in the in-depth student retention assessment process. Administers risk assessment tool, tabulates and interprets results, and makes recommendations for interventions and student assistance to the Dean of NursingOversees admissions processes for the nursing pre-licensure programs in the School of Nursing. Collaborates with the Office of Admissions to facilitate a seamless process for pre nursing majors and transfer applicants into the School of Nursing. Evaluates current admissions processes in the School of Nursing and explores new processes and initiatives to ensure effective systems are in placeGuide the development of nursing student academic success and retention initiatives within the School of Nursing. In collaboration with the Registrar’s Office, ensure nursing students are on track for meeting graduation requirements. Manage PeopleSoft and degree audit process for undergraduate students and serve as point of contact with graduation office.Designs and conducts student retention workshops for faculty during faculty orientations and retreats each semester. Regularly updates faculty, staff and administration on nursing academic success, progression, and retention initiatives at monthly faculty meetingsMonitor, reviews, analyzes data collection of faculty interventions and student participation related to academic success, progression, remediation and retention services. Collects, prepares and presents detailed reports, for various constituents regarding student academic success, progression, remediation, and retention outcomes/activities within the School of Nursing. Makes recommendations for process and quality improvements to the School of NursingAttends regularly scheduled faculty and leadership meetings in the School of Nursing to ensure a collective vision for students outcomesCoordinates all components of compensation to students. Solicits, reviews and interviews student worker applications; selection, training, scheduling, evaluation and monitoring of nursing students serving as student mentors and peer-tutors in the School of Nursing. Approves all student worker time sheets as required per the schedule of payment as established by NSCDevelops and presents appropriate content at the School of Nursing new student orientations and the College-wide new student orientations for nursing academic success, progression and retention programs, availability of student mentors and peer-tutors in coordination with the leadership team in the School of NursingMaintains an established work schedule, including occasional evenings and/or weekends as required by School of Nursing planning and operational needsAssesses nursing student needs and provides appropriate resources and/or referrals working in collaboration with School of Nursing faculty; serves as the staff liaison to the College Committee of Student ConcernsDevelops and distributes the Student Mentor Handbook and the Peer-Tutoring handbook. Handbooks are updated on a regular basis (each academic year)Serves as a consultant for faculty on student issues as related to nursing student remediation for academic success and nursing program retentionOther responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of Nursing

Application Process

Contact Information
Cheri Canfield


Required Qualifications 
Master’s of Science in Education (Adult/Higher Education) or similar Master’s of Science with adult education Two years work experience with college level student success/retention programs; most notably working with students from diverse backgrounds and/or first-generation students Three or more years experience in academic advising Ability to maintain confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated success in comprehensive student academic interventions with baccalaureate students Strong professional, organizational, interpersonal, administrative, and communication skills Demonstrated ability, at an intermediate or higher level, use of standard office software programs, including word processing, data base, spreadsheet, and presentation programs Preference given to applicants with experience in role of success planning/Counseling Services/ADA counselors