Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Nursing (CON). Part of Texas A&M University System, TAMU is the oldest and largest public university in Texas with three campuses, over 3,700 faculty, and an enrollment of 66,425 students. TAMU is a member of the Association of American Universities and a Tier 1 research university. The CON became a part of TAMU in July 2013 when its former home, Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC), merged with TAMU.
Since its founding in 2008, the College of Nursing has developed rapidly. Enrollment has grown from an initial cohort of 40 undergraduates to 437 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to offering traditional and second-degree BSN programs, the CON launched the online RN-to-BSN program, the MSN in Nursing Education program, the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program, and plans to add new doctoral and master’s degree programs. The CON was named a Center of Educational Excellence by the National League of Nursing in 2016. Graduating classes have routinely had 97 to 100 percent pass rates on the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) and nursing practitioner boards, and a 95 percent job placement rate within three months of graduation.
As only the second leader in its history, the new Dean will have the opportunity to shape the CON’s next period of growth. Nursing faculty, staff, and students are incredibly proud of their college. The CON aspires to continue its growth while maintaining an unwavering dedication to educating exceptional nurses, providing an outstanding student experience, building its research profile, and addressing health disparities and outcomes. This is an opportunity for a proven nurse leader to build upon a solid foundation, propel the CON forward, and make a dramatic impact on health care in the state of Texas and beyond. S/he will be well supported in these efforts by a community that embraces bold ideas.
The CON seeks an experienced nursing leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. S/he will be diplomatic, persuasive, and comfortable engaging with a variety of constituencies. The Dean will expand and diversify revenue sources, including cultivating private donors and launching new initiatives. S/he will play a leading role in recruiting, mentoring, and retaining diverse and talented faculty. S/he should demonstrate a keen understanding of the changing health care environment and how to prepare the next generation of nurse leaders, including a proven commitment to diversity, and interprofessional health care education and delivery.
In order to fulfill accreditation requirements, nominees and applicants must be a registered nurse (RN) with a graduate degree in nursing, and hold a doctoral degree. Significant experience in nursing leadership, education, scholarship and research appropriate for a Professor at TAMU is expected.
Stephanie Fidel is leading this search with Amy Segal.
Texas A&M University (TAMU) will provide equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment and admission, and the public regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status.