San Jose, CA

Education Director – RN

Job Description

The role of Nursing Education Director in San Jose, CA involves overseeing, planning, and coordinating the nursing program activities. This includes site supervision, development, organization, implementation, and evaluation. As the Nursing Education Director, you will work closely with the Administrative Nursing Director and Chief Academic Officer to support the overall program and implement special projects.

Key responsibilities:

§ Develop and manage the nursing program, making necessary updates and evaluations

§ Prepare data and written materials to meet state and Nursing Board requirements, as well as reports, proposals, self-studies, surveys, and site visits

§ Comply with BVNPT regulations, including reporting faculty member terminations to the Board

§ Identify and secure external resources for the nursing program

§ Establish and enforce program policies and procedures

§ Serve on committees and facilitate their organization

§ Manage the admission process and orientation

§ Act as a liaison between the community and the college

§ Cultivate educational partnerships with clinical sites

§ Evaluate clinical sites to ensure they meet the necessary requirements and provide a safe learning environment for students

§ Collect evaluations from students, clinical site representatives, and faculty after each clinical rotation, and share a summary report with the Chief Executive Officer /Administrative Director of Nursing Programs and Advisory committee

§ Maintain and update clinical contracts

§ Assist in nursing faculty recruitment, hiring, and orientation

§ Organize and lead regular nursing faculty meetings, keeping detailed records and minutes

§ Assign faculty to courses and clinical sites

§ Monitor instructional quality and participate in faculty and program review, evaluation, and strategic planning

§ Provide advising, support, and planning assistance to prospective students

§ Ensure proper orientation of students to nursing skills lab and clinical facilities before clinical rotations begin

§ Contribute to the planning and review process for the recruitment and admission of qualified nursing students

§ Verify that all students have completed required documentation and met graduation and licensing exam requirements

§ Participate in Nursing Advisory Committee meetings

§ Engage in professional development and maintain continuing education hours

§ Stay up-to-date with State rules and regulations relevant to vocational nursing


  • Hold a masters or higher degree from an accredited college or university (including nursing, education, or administration coursework).
  • Have at least three (3) years of experience leading a nursing program.
  • Possess a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a full-time faculty member in a pre- or post-licensure nursing program.
  • Have a minimum of one (1) year of experience teaching in an online teaching and learning environment.
  • Bring at least four (4) years of continuous full-time experience working as a registered nurse in geriatrics, medical-surgical, mental health psychiatric nursing, obstetrics, or pediatrics within the past five (5) years.
  • Hold a valid, active license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Show action-oriented, innovative thinking, and flexibility.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work within a deadline-oriented environment.
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