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Associate Program Director- BSN Program

Company: HCA
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Galen College of Nursing is a vibrant and growing, single-purpose nursing college focused on expanding access to quality nursing education. Our culture is at the forefront of everything we do. Galen's fundamental goals are to be the best place for nursing education and the best place to work and one cannot be true without the other.

At Galen College of Nursing, we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:

  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs

  • Paid Personal Leave

  • 401k (100% annual match - 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)

  • Identity Theft Protection discounts

  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

As you consider joining Galen, please carefully consider how you will model the culture we embrace and look to sustain. A culture where good ideas can come from anywhere and transparency is vital. Respect, accountability and integrity are non-negotiables, and commitment is created and sustained through the development of all employees. We care about each other and our students. We look for ways to exceed expectations and we are always looking for ways to improve and grow, while delivering the promise of extraordinary nursing education, matched only by a commitment to our students' success. If you feel our culture aligns with your strength of experience, attitude and authentic desire to work with great people to help changes lives, we'd love to talk!

Galen College is looking for an Associate Program Director for the BSN Program to provide oversight and direction to faculty, staff, and enrolled students during all programs. The Associate Program Director will be responsible for the operational success of the day and evening programs in conjunction with the Program Director.


  • Oversee and assist with the hiring, training, and mentoring of program staff.

  • Oversee admissions process of programs through selection of new applicants.

  • Review curriculum regularly in collaboration with faculty to ensure proper content is taught.

  • Provide administrative discipline and conflict resolution between program staff and/or students, under the direction of the Dean or Program Director.

  • Active member of committees, as assigned.

  • Facilitate nationally-normed exam testing for program students.

  • Construct schedule of classes, assignment of clinical sites, and assignment responsibilities for faculty, providing classroom instruction personally, as needed.

  • Observe faculty and students in classroom, clinical, and laboratory settings to evaluate quality of instruction and/or classroom environment.

  • Evaluate adequacy of testing with the nursing program and student performance on the NCLEX, as applicable.

  • Ensure students receive adequate faculty counseling and assist with referrals to school counselor.

  • Keep Dean and Program Director apprised of student and faculty needs, issues, and concerns in a timely manner.

  • Participate in quarterly graduation ceremonies.

  • Participate in routine nursing leadership meetings.

  • Other duties as may be assigned.


  • Unencumbered Nursing License in this state
  • Graduate Degree in Nursing, Doctoral Degree preferred

Knowledge that includes an understanding of the educational objectives and experiences of student nurses, an understanding of the clinical practice of nursing, knowledge of the diverse organizational environments in which nurses practice, and knowledge of the types of clinical sites needed to meet course content and objectives.

  • 3 years of recent clinical experience
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interpret learning experience needs of students and match them to the capabilities of clinical placement agencies
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to be creative and innovative
  • Proficient computer skills in order to collect and analyze data
  • Must be able to work independently and autonomously
  • Ability to recognize a need and address it with minimal direction

Physical/Mental Demands and Work Environment:

  • Position requires mental activity, reading, planning, preparing, evaluating, and decision making.
  • Physical demands in classroom and office are minimal and considered sedentary work with occasional lifting and/or carrying such articles as records, files, and books (10 pounds maximum). Operation of standard office equipment such as phone, computer, classroom projector, Scantron, and printer/scanner, occurs on a frequent basis.
  • Physical demands in the clinical area may include lifting, pulling, pushing, kneeling, stooping, crouching and bending or any other related activity.

Outside Relationships: Clinical facilities, professional organizations.

Degree of Supervision: Minimal.

Galen College Values:

Inclusivity: I foster an environment that provides opportunity for every individual to reach their full potential.

Character: I act with integrity and compassion in all I do.

Accountability: I own my role and accept responsibility for my actions.

Respect: I value every person as an individual with unique contributions worthy of consideration.

Excellence: I commit myself to the highest level of quality in everything I do.

We are Galen College of Nursing. Our focus is nursing education and our students' success is all that matters. We offer a unique educational experience we call Pure Nursing. Our knowledgeable and caring faculty and staff take personal interest in helping our students achieve their goals. Galen College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Baccalaureate and Associate Degrees. The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Galen College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the associate degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). For complete information related to Galen's accreditation status, please visit our website


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