Rhode Island College, a comprehensive, public liberal arts college, seeks applications and nominations for the Dean of the School of Nursing. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity to advance nursing education in a program that is recognized across the state, region, and nation for its excellence.

Complete information is in the Search Profile at https://myersmcrae.com/skins/userfiles/files/RIC-Nursing19.pdf

The School offers the BSN (including an RN to BSN program), the MSN (including specializations in Adult/Gerontology emphasizing acute care, Nurse Anesthesia, and Population/Public Health), and the DNP degrees, plus two graduate studies certificate programs.(Visit www.RIC.edu)

Among the Duties and Responsibilities

Within the School of Nursing and in collaboration with faculty and staff of the School, the Dean will:

  • Provide leadership and oversight for faculty, staff, and programs across the RIC and Nursing Education Center campuses.
  • Collaborate and demonstrate leadership within the Nursing Education Center. 
  • Work with department chairs and program directors to improve and advance all programs and support educational innovation.
  • Promote development of new programs and projects that enhance the missions of the School and College.
  • Oversee completion of accreditation and approval reports required by the College, RI BON, RI BOE, CCNE, COA, NEASC, and others.
  • Motivate faculty and staff to achieve goals; support professional development; promote awareness of opportunities; promote research and scholarship; acknowledge contributions of members. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to mentoring, shared governance, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Support inter-professional education and practice.
  • Develop scholarships and other supports for students.
  • Enhance external funding and development of resources


  • A graduate degree in nursing and an earned doctorate from an accredited institution
  • Experience as a nursing faculty member at least at the rank of Associate Professor
  • At least five years of administrative experience at the level of department head or higher
  • Teaching or administrative experience in a CCNE-accredited program
  • Sufficient experience, scholarship, and/or professional achievement to be appointed at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure
  • Demonstrated administrative competence
  • Demonstrated competence in curriculum development, program assessment, assessment of student outcomes, and in working with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CCNE accreditation standards and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of hospitals, community-based settings, and other health care environments that provide clinical opportunities for nursing education

Applications must include: a) Letter of interest, b) Current curriculum vitae, and c) At least five references with full contact and e-mail information (References will not be contacted without applicant’s consent.)

Submit application materials (preferably as PDFs) to [email protected] by August 29, 2019, for best consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Submit nominations to [email protected] with the individual’s contact and e-mail information.

Kenny Daugherty, President, and Emily Parker Myers, CEO, of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting are assisting the College with this search. Request a confidential conversation at [email protected] www.myersmcrae.com

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application. 




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