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 West Georgia

 

Dean of the School of Nursing CANDIDATE FEEDBACK FORM
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DeanSchoolNursing

Position title: Dean    Start Date: July 1, 2014

Position title: Faculty; to be announced

Contact information:

University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing
678-839-6552

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing’s Mission

The University of West Georgia School of Nursing exemplifies academic excellence in a caring environment by providing quality undergraduate and graduate education to meet current and evolving health care needs within the global community.

Our Vision

The School of Nursing will be a leader in the scholarship of teaching and learning through the empowerment of graduates and colleagues who exhibit the ability and courage to create quality caring in health care and educational systems.

Our Philosophy

The faculty of the School of Nursing believe and support the mission, purpose, and goals of the University of West Georgia. While offering both undergraduate and graduate academic programs, the School of Nursing frames its philosophy within the theoretical structure of caring as the essence of nursing. The faculty are committed to creating a culture of quality that fosters caring collaborative relationships between teachers and learners; patients, families and nurses; as well as other members of the healthcare team. The faculty believe that all persons are inherently worthy and deserve respect, justice, and equality regardless of gender, race, culture, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.

Nursing Education

The undergraduate program prepares graduates for professional nursing practice, future leadership roles, and advanced education. Education at the graduate level is designed to foster utilization of theoretical and empirical knowledge in advanced nursing practice.
The BSN and RN-BSN undergraduate programs, offered on both campuses, prepare graduates for professional nursing practice, future leadership roles, and advanced education. The MSN and EdD, offered completely online, are designed to foster utilization of theoretical and empirical knowledge for advanced roles as nurse clinicians, leaders, managers, educators, and scholars.

Awards and Recognitions

2013 Recipient of the University System of Georgia Innovation Award for Design and Technology for the new Nursing Building

Named one of the Top 5 Southeastern Colleges for Online Nursing on RNdegrees.net

School of Nursing Dean Position Description

Prospective Candidate Profile

The University of West Georgia invites applicants and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Nursing. The School of Nursing exemplifies academic excellence in a caring environment by providing quality undergraduate and graduate education to meet current and evolving health care needs within the global community. The Dean will guide the School of Nursing in continuing its leadership in the scholarship of teaching and learning through the empowerment of graduates and colleagues who exhibit the ability and courage to create quality caring in health care and educational systems.
The Dean serves as the chief operating and academic officer for the school and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean travels between campuses to administer the School of Nursing’s educational programs and research activities and supports the caring community of nursing students, staff, and faculty.
The candidate selected as Dean of the School of Nursing will work with faculty and university administrators to address a broad array of opportunities for the organization, including seeking additional funding for enhancing undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research; and for marketing the School of Nursing programs to raise the profile of the School. The Dean will assume a leadership role for building partnerships, effective external fund-raising and for building and maintaining strong relationships with the School’s alumni and its stakeholders.

REQUIRED Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Expected Duties Outlined in 2013-2014 UWG SON Faculty Handbook

1. Support the caring community of nursing students, staff, and faculty and the mission and philosophy of the SON.

2. Serve as student and faculty advocate.

3. Encourage the development of programs, policies, and procedures which are designed to promote the goals of the University, to fulfill the educational needs of students, and to enhance the quality of instruction, research, and learning in the SON.

4. Relate to community groups, clinical agency personnel, approval/accreditation agencies, and others involved with the attainment of the SON mission and goals.

5. Make recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs concerning all substantive changes regarding personnel under his or her supervision and other matters pertaining to the general welfare of the University.

6. Be responsible for enforcing the rules and regulations of the Board of Regents, the Statutes of the University of West Georgia, and duly enacted policies of the University and of the SON.

7. Recommend to the Vice President for Academic Affairs an annual budget with written justifications for personnel services including leaves, released time, and administrative support; supplies, equipment, and travel requests. This budget also shall include contingency priority plans based on anticipated budget increases or decreases.

8. Submit to the Vice President for Academic Affairs an annual report evaluating the educational programs and research activities assigned to the SON. Documentation supporting this evaluation shall be incorporated in the appendix of the report.

9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned to him or her by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Application Process

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically at https://jobs.westga.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

The University of West Georgia (http://www.westga.edu)

The University of West Georgia, named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best Southeastern Colleges and one of America’s Best Value Colleges, seeks an innovative leader and visionary committed to caring science who will embody and continue the mission, vision and philosophy of the School of Nursing.

Institutional Mission

The University of West Georgia is a comprehensive residential university with roots in west Georgia and the Atlanta region. The University is committed to academic excellence and to community outreach, offering high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs on campus, off-campus, and online. UWG enables students, faculty, and staff to realize their full potential through academic engagement, supportive services, and a caring academic community.

Academic

The Division of Academic Affairs defines and ensures excellence in all academic programs, protects the integrity of the academic mission, and moves the institution forward in the areas of (1) teaching and advising, (2) research, scholarship, and creative endeavors, and (3) service.

Institutional Vision

The University of West Georgia will be Georgia’s learning-centered destination university. As an innovative doctoral university with global reach, UWG will prepare students to become problem-solving leaders.
Located approximately 50 miles west of Atlanta in Carrollton, with a satellite center in Newnan, the University of West Georgia is a culturally diverse coeducational, residential, liberal arts institution in the University System of Georgia. UWG enrolls approximately 12,000 students from throughout Georgia as well as from other states and several foreign countries.
The $21.5 million Nursing Education building, which opened in 2013, won the University System of Georgia’s Innovation Award for Design and Technology as the first in the state to incorporate a technologically-enhanced, problem-based, team-oriented classrooms and state-of-the-art simulation labs. The new Newnan Center, slated for completion in 2015, will extend the classroom and simulation capabilities found at the Carrollton campus.

Carrollton  http://www.carroll-ga.org/ )

Carroll County is made up of seven municipalities each with a unique personality, a distinct personality and lifestyle and diverse housing options. Our county is the best place to live, work, and play—with something to offer everyone.

Carroll County is a vibrant and growing county located in northwest Georgia. Carroll County enjoys the amenities of Atlanta but maintains a real sense of local community. With Interstate 20 running through the northern part of our county, we are strategically located between Atlanta (45 minutes east) and Birmingham, Alabama (2 hours west).

Carroll County is located in the west central section of Georgia on the Georgia-Alabama state line and is approximately 49 miles west of downtown Atlanta, 85 miles north of Columbus, 95 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and 100 miles east of Birmingham, Alabama.

Land Area

Total acreage 321,313
Total square miles 503
Population density 214 per sq. mile
Altitude range 850-1500 ft.
Average elevation 950 ft.
Terrain gently rolling hills

Climate

January:
Temperature 43.6% F
Rainfall 5.3"

July:
Temperature 78.6% F
Rainfall 4.67"

Annual Average:
Temperature 62.2%F
Rainfall 51.7"

Population

106,965 (2006 US Census Bureau)