Website Tennessee Technological University

About the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing:

Founded in 1980, the nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and maintains full approval by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Approximately 500 students are enrolled in pre-nursing, upper-division, and graduate programs. The Whitson-Hester School is located in a 65,000 sq. ft. building with state-of-the-art classrooms and simulation laboratories. Clinical experiences are in local community hospitals, health departments, schools, community mental health centers, and other community agencies. Opportunities exist for both rural and urban experiences. Occasionally, students and faculty travel to metropolitan areas, 80-100 miles for clinical experiences. The Whitson-Hester School of Nursing is one of the four Tennessee Board of Regent schools participating in the MSN Regents Online Degree Program (TN eCampus) which is fully accredited through the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.

Essential Functions:

Serves as a liaison and primary point of contact between the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing and its clinical facilities utilized in the pre-licensure Baccalaureate, the Master of Science, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs including multiple clinical placement systems. Collaborates with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Graduate Program Coordinator, Graduate Concentration Coordinators and Director to balance clinical placement needs across all programs throughout the year. Participates in meetings with Program Coordinators and the Director of the School of Nursing for the purposes of, but not limited to, annual planning, role development, and review of program issues and program outcomes. Initiates clinical contracts, maintains existing contracts, and procures new clinical agency contracts. Provides oversight and management of clinical facility requirements including adjunct faculty requirements, maintenance of health records, and all other clinical facility documentation. Communicates effectively and in a timely manner, any substantive facility updates/changes to Clinical Course Administrators, appropriate Program coordinator and the Director, including facility-specific orientation guidelines and deadlines/dates and student and faculty conduct issues. Provides positive public relations and interface with clinical agencies and identifies potential Academic-Practice Partnerships. Communicates effectively and in a timely manner with Program and Concentration Coordinators and Director of the School of Nursing about potential Academic-Practice Partnerships.

Minimum Qualifications:

BSN degree from an accredited institution. Five years of substantive clinical experience. Excellent communication skills. Ability to foster positive working relationships with faculty, staff, and clinical agency partners.

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