Due to planned program growth in FGCU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) major, the School of Nursing seeks experienced and motivated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP) to join the DNP Nurse Practitioner faculty team for the new Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) BSN-DNP Concentration and Post Master’s/Post DNP Certificate. These full-time positions are 12-month, on-campus continuing appointments.
These faculty members will engage in teaching, service, and scholarly activity. Both positions report to the Director of the School of Nursing. The Doctor Nurse Practice (DNP) curriculum emphasizes innovative and evidence-based nursing practice to meet the demands of an increasingly complex health care system, improve the safety and quality of care delivery, and influence health care policy. DNP Nurse Practitioner faculty are committed to the education of future NPs who are competent and well qualified to deliver safe and high-quality care.
Classroom and lab instruction includes planning for a variety of teaching and learning strategies directed at meeting individual learning styles in lecture, online, and hybrid formats. Advising, supervising, and evaluating PMHNP practicum students in conjunction with preceptors is required.
Primary duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Teaches a full load of theory, laboratory, and clinical courses each academic year (Fall, Spring and Summer semesters) primarily in the DNP Program.
Provides professional academic advisement/mentoring to students.
Contributes to course and/or curriculum development.
Engages in research/scholarship as described in Faculty Performance Evaluation Document (FPED) and College documents.
Functions as an effective, active, and collegial team member.
Actively participates in service to the School, College, University, and professional community.
Responsibilities of the Coordinator also will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Functions as the Coordinator for the PMHNP BSN-DNP Concentration and Post Master’s/Post DNP Certificate.
Leads course and/or curriculum development.
Leads program accreditation and continuous improvement activities.
Provides leadership in teaching, service, and scholarly activity.
Have administrative oversight of the PMHNP BSN-DNP Concentration and Post Master’s/Post DNP Certificate.
Be responsible for accreditation compliance and programmatic evaluation as well as the development and implementation of educational courses including classroom, lab instruction, and clinical practice.
Plans for a variety of teaching and learning strategies directed at meeting individual learning styles in lecture, online, and hybrid formats.
Provides oversight of practice preceptors as well as direct and indirect practicum supervision to designated students, consistent with the program and course learning objectives.
Advises, supervises, and evaluates PMHNP practicum students in conjunction with preceptors. Serves as the primary liaison on behalf of the School of Nursing between the practicum preceptors, practicum course lead, faculty, and clinical agencies.
The Coordinator will hold the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with the level of appointment based on qualifications and experience. Candidates seeking Associate Professor rank are required to have teaching experience at the University level and a scholarship record commensurate for appointment at that rank.
Earned doctoral degree (PhD, EdD, DNP) in nursing, education, or health related field from a regionally accredited institution/program or equivalent accreditation
Current national certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Current unrestricted APRN licensure or eligibility for APRN licensure in the state of Florida
Current certification in American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider
Clinical practice experience in the practice role of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
PhD in Nursing
Five or more years of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner practice experience
Experience teaching in the clinical setting
Experience with the development and delivery of online coursework
Evidence of scholarship leading to professional presentations, research, and/or publications
Service in professional organizations (e.g., membership and/or committee involvement)
Bi- or multi-lingual, with Spanish preferred as one of the languages
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to interact and establish good interpersonal and collaborative relationships with students, faculty, administrators, staff, the Director, the Dean, and the larger FGCU community
Commitment to creating an inclusive learning climate for students of diverse backgrounds
Possess academic and experiential expertise in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with an emphasis on application of engaging and innovative pedagogy
Student-centric and service-minded, with the ability to work collaboratively in teams
Willingness to partake in strategic planning initiatives within the School of Nursing and across the institution to build programs and community partnerships, create new opportunities, and innovate to transform nursing education
Demonstrated ability to provide effective classroom and clinical instruction in required courses in the area of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Ability to contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the School of Nursing academic programs
Ability to provide instruction in classroom, hybrid, or distance-learning formats
Commitment to maintaining professional competence and certification in the PMHNP specialty
Participation in scholarly activities that contribute to nursing and academic disciplines
Demonstration of clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
Ability to physically perform teaching duties in class, lab, and clinical settings
Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion
Excellent personal communication and professional manner
Excellent computer skills, including use of virtual teaching platforms
Application & Nomination Process
Confidential inquiries are welcomed, and nominations are invited.
All application packets must include the following:
A letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position
Current curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of scholarship
Unofficial transcripts of all degrees and certificates earned (official transcripts will be required of finalists)
At least four references with full contact information including e-mail (References will not be contacted without consent from applicant.)
Additional information will be requested upon receipt of application.
Submit application packet as PDFs to FGCU-PMHNP@myersmcrae.com. Interviews are held on a rolling timeline. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
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In Pursuit of Hispanic-Serving Institution Designation
Florida Gulf Coast University seeks to be designated by the federal government as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Hispanic or Latino students comprise 25 percent or more of the total enrollment of HSI colleges and universities, and, as of the Spring 2023 enrollment, FGCU’s Hispanic and Latino enrollment is 23.5 percent, with the Marieb College of Health & Human Services having the third highest Hispanic and Latino enrollment within the institution. As FGCU pursues this designation, the University seeks to increase the number of Hispanic and Latino faculty and staff and encourages Hispanic and Latino candidates to apply for these positions.
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We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.
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