Quinnipiac University

  • Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program

    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/31/2018 10:38 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    School of Nursing - Nursing
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview


    The School of Nursing invites applications for a Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program. The Director is an integral part of the leadership team of the School. S/he will work collaboratively with the Nurse Anesthesia Assistant Program Director and report to the Chair of Graduate Programs.


    This is a 12-month, full-time faculty position. The position is 50% administrative and 50% teaching. Faculty also have the option to practice one day per week.



    About the Nurse Anesthesia Program


    The 75-credit post baccalaureate program is completed in 3 years of full-time study. This doctoral program prepares nurse anesthesia clinical scholars who are skilled in anesthetic administration in a wide array of clinical settings to patients across the lifespan. An online post-master’s doctorate is designed for the working nurse anesthetist. Graduates of both programs earn the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree and are prepared in the translation of research and other evidence into clinical practice, measurement of patient outcomes, and transformation of health care systems to ensure quality and safety. The DNP program develops the critical leadership skills needed change systems of care and measure outcomes across patient populations. Both programs are fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).


    The Anesthesia Program is located in the School of Nursing on the University’s 104-acre North Haven Campus. Nursing shares facilities with the Schools of Health Sciences, Medicine, Education and Law. The North Haven campus is located on a 325,000 square foot facility  and offers innovative classrooms, state of the art technology, 7 simulation rooms including 2 ORs and a PACU, 16 standardized patient exam rooms, a full range of radiographic imaging equipment and a 48-station human anatomy lab. A research librarian dedicated to the School of Nursing supports students and faculty in a well-resourced library on the campus.


    About the School of Nursing:


    The School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education to offer baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Founded in 1970, the School enjoys an excellent reputation and serves over 1000 graduate and undergraduate students. We are one of the few schools in the nation endorsed by the American Holistic Nursing Association for both graduate and undergraduate programs. The Center for Interprofessional Health Education connects students across disciplines in team-based learning occurs. Nursing faculty and staff enjoy a collegial, supportive work environment characterized by a personalized, student-centered culture that promotes academic excellence. Our vision is to become a national model for interprofessional educational excellence that uniquely prepares graduates to be leaders in addressing the challenges of today's healthcare system.


    For more information about us, please visit our website: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/academics/colleges-schools-and-departments/school-of-nursing



    About Quinnipiac University:


    Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.qu.edu.





    • Provide strong leadership for the Nurse Anesthesia Program
    • Oversee program-related academic, clinical, and administrative policies
    • Direct program operations in collaboration with the Chair of Graduate Programs 
    • Work closely with the Nurse Anesthesia Assistant Program Director to maintain accreditation requirements consistent with COA standards
    • Maintain relationships with our clinical partners
    • Teach in the Nurse Anesthesia programs
    • Maintain practice requirements to sustain CRNA certification



    Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants


    • Experience in administering a Nurse Anesthesia program
    • An earned doctorate
    • Current practice experience, CRNA certification and eligible for APRN licensure in Connecticut
    • Teaching experience
    • Experience with COA accreditation processes and outcomes assessment
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including strong written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students and faculty


    Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.



    The position is available July 2, 2018. Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled.




    Applications must be submitted electronically and include: 

    1. A letter outlining interest and experience; leadership philosophy, a discussion of current trends and future directions in the field and how these should shape the process of nurse anesthesia education
    2. Current curriculum vitae
    3. Names and contact information for three references; one of these must be a recent supervisor 

    Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.


    Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Job Code: 2018-2388






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