Chief Nursing Officer
Trinity Washington University
Chief Nursing Officer
Trinity, a comprehensive university in the nation’s capital, seeks a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) to supervise undergraduate and graduate academic programs in Nursing. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions, the CNO is responsible for curriculum planning and assessment; oversight of clinical partnerships and development of academic partnerships and career pathways with regional healthcare providers; selection and supervision of full-time and adjunct faculty; oversight of nursing laboratories; and ensuring the successful preparation of pre-licensure nursing students for the NCLEX licensure exam. Trinity’s 2021 first-time pass rate on the NCLEX exam is 93.33%.
Trinity enrolls about 2,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the university; about 200 students are enrolled in Nursing programs that are approved and accredited through the DC Board of Nursing (DC BON) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Trinity is the only university in the Washington region classified as both a Predominantly Black and Hispanic Serving Institution. Trinity maintains its historic undergraduate women’s college while also supporting coeducational graduate and professional programs including nursing.
Trinity seeks an outstanding nurse leader and educator who is thoroughly conversant with contemporary issues in nursing education and able to lead innovation in curricula and pedagogies. With the Dean and faculty, the CNO will develop a strategic plan for the long-range growth of the various nursing programs at Trinity to meet the needs of the regional healthcare workforce. The planning process will include ensuring continuous renewal of curricula to keep pace with changes in nursing practice; professional development of faculty; infusion of technological resources not only in the simulation lab but throughout nursing pedagogy; opportunities to expand partnerships and secure new grants to enlarge nursing resources.
As a senior academic leader at Trinity, the CNO will also work in partnership with the program directors of the various healthcare programs in Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Health Services and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The CNO will also engage with the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences on curricular issues related to general education, pre-requisites and the preparation of pre-nursing students for admission to the Nursing Program. The CNO will also collaborate with the NHP Dean, Financial Aid and Admissions on the annual selection of students for the prestigious Conway Scholars Program in Nursing. The CNO and NHP Dean also work closely with Admissions on recruiting and enrolling new students.
Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate, at least 5-8 years of experience in teaching and administration in a collegiate nursing program, as well as at least 5-8 years of experience in clinical nursing practice. Candidates must have, or be eligible to obtain, a DC nursing license.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter of no more than two pages expressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position along with a complete curriculum vitae. Finalists must also supply references. Submit applications and credentials to the “Apply Here Now” link below where you will be re-directed to our online application.
Trinity is dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.