Faculty Member - Program Director of MSN Leadership & Education and Family Nurse Practitioner



Faculty Member - Program Director of MSN Leadership & Education and Family Nurse Practitioner




Faculty Member - Program Director of MSN Leadership & Education and Family Nurse Practitioner


College of Nursing

The mission of the College of Nursing is to provide a quality nursing education and prepare nurses who excel in clinical practice by providing patient and family centered care in the context of Christlike behavior. NNU’s College of Nursing offers the following degree programs:

  • Pre-licensure RN Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN to BSN program - online 
  • MSN in Leadership & Education - online
  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner - online 

The BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 


Description of Position
The position of Program Director provides leadership for the graduate Masters of Science (MSN) Leadership & Education (LE) program. The position is responsible for all aspects of the MSN LE budget, curriculum and accreditation processes. The program director role is ¼ of the full-time position with the remaining load assigned to teaching responsibilities in the MSN LE and FNP programs. This is a full-time, exempt position. The position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Nursing. 


Essential Functions

  • Manage enrollment, recruitment, advising and retention of graduate students into the MSN LE program.
  • Maintain and ensure MSN LE curriculum meets university, regional and national accreditation processes. 
  • Responsible that all MSN LE program evaluation and assessment processes are completed in an accurate and timely manner. 
  • Oversee and supervise MSN LE budget development and reconciliation. 
  • Participate in University and College of Nursing functions, meetings and committees as assigned.
  • Teach MSN LE and/or FNP courses as assigned.
  • Participate, teach and assist with on-site courses, clinical labs, residential labs or other student-focused learning activities as assigned.
  • Responsible for supervision of students in clinical settings as assigned. This includes:
    • Completing clinical site visits
    • Completing student performance evaluations
    • Communicating with student preceptors and documenting feedback
    • Accurate and timely submission of clinical documents
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Terminal degree required, DNP or PhD in related field
  • Unencumbered nursing licensure in State of Idaho
  • Experience in program development, curriculum design, and teaching at higher education level preferred 
  • National certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Proof of current competency in practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Professional and accurate communication skills, both oral and written 
  • High organizational skills with competent office and computer skills
  • Self-motivated, able to function accurately and effectively with minimal supervision
  • Strong collegial leadership skills


Northwest Nazarene University is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene and seeks to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration, and students. All those interested are encouraged to apply and will be evaluated equitably.

The salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant.  Full-time faculty will be offered access to a benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance for employee and family, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, health savings account, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, opportunities for professional development, sabbatical experiences, and a retirement program.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received. Complete application packet will include the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • NNU application
  • Resume
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Two current letters of recommendation from professional associates

For Faculty positions, also include:

  • Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Statement describing your philosophy of teaching

Send, fax or email a complete application packet to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 467-8036
Fax: (208) 467-8587
Email: hr@nnu.edu

Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.

Reviewed 29 Sep, 2021

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted, and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).