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Job Overview


Job Posting #: 2013-20

Review Date: Until filled

Appointment Date: Sept. 1, 2012


Position Description (responsibilities/duties)
The Nurse Practitioner Program Director (NPPD) is appointed by and reports to the Director for the School of Nursing and is responsible for overseeing the graduate nurse practitioner program. The NPPD is faculty in the School of Nursing with a teaching appointment. The position requires a family nurse practitioner with national accreditation as a CNP and license in the State of Texas as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. This position will be located in the nursing building on the Texas State University Round Rock Campus in Round Rock, Texas. The NPPD is responsible for:

  1. Provide leadership for the graduate nurse practitioner program in collaboration with the Director for the School of Nursing.
  2. Direct the development and implementation of the nurse practitioner curriculum in coordination with the Director and School of Nursing Curriculum Committee, utilizing current American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Texas Board of Nursing, CCNE requirements and national trends.
  3. Serve as member of the Nursing Faculty Assembly, Curriculum and Admission, Progression and Graduation Committees.
  4. Collaborate with the Director in planning faculty workloads and teaching assignments as related to program needs.
  5. Collaborate with the Director in providing input for faculty evaluations (NP Faculty).
  6. Collaborate with the Director in the implementation of all aspects of evaluation related to the program to ensure articulation of the SON total program evaluation plan.
  7. Assist the Director in evaluation of the nurse practitioner program and in preparing internal and external annual reports on program outcomes.
  8. Promote visibility and advancement of the role of advanced practice nursing within and outside Texas State University.
  9. Serve as liaison between other agencies and Texas State University to advance practice and educational achievement in graduate nurses.
  10. Promote an interdisciplinary approach to advanced practice nursing education and healthcare delivery within and outside of the School of Nursing.
  11. Attend College of Health Professions and University academic committees as designated.
  12. Represent the School of Nursing at functions inside and outside the School as necessary.


  1. Master’s degree in nursing.
  2. Eligible for Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) licensure in Texas.
  3. Nationally certified as a Nurse Practitioner (CNP) with Family/Individual across the Lifespan population focus.
  4. At least five (5) years of clinical experience as a nurse.
  5. Demonstrated teaching experience in a school of nursing appropriate for appointment at rank of Assistant or Clinical Assistant Professor (minimum two (2) years) or Associate or Clinical Associate Professor (minimum of five (5) years) and Professor or Clinical Professor (minimum of (10) years.
  6. Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning consistent with the Program Vision, Mission and Goals as evidenced by a presentation during the campus visit with faculty.
  7. Expe
  8. Successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.


  1. PhD or DNP preferred.
  2. Demonstrated success in faculty cooperative support and team development.
  3. Strong collegial leadership qualities.
  4. Experience in higher education including accreditation, program review, and assessment.
  5. Proven record of, or potential for, grantsmanship and extramural funding.
  6. Experience in program development, curriculum design, informatics and communications systems, and teaching in general nursing and specialty areas
  7. Experience with simulation instruction.
  8. Record of accomplishments in scholarly/creative, teaching and service.

Application Procedures
Please send signed faculty application, a letter of application to reference the position qualifications, a curriculum vita and a list of three references to:

Barbara Covington, PhD., RN, Associate Professor or email to
Texas State University-San Marcos
St. David’s School of Nursing
1555 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX 78665-8017

Information is also available through the Texas State University-San Marcos, Faculty employment website:

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Applicants requesting disability accommodations can obtain information concerning assistance in the application process by contacting Texas State Human Resources at 512.245.2557.

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Texas State University
St. David’s School of Nursing
1555 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX 78665
Phone: 512.716.2900
Fax: 512.716.2911