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Requisition # 73524

Position Basics

Type of PositionCLINICAL-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
College:College of Nursing



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Negotiable
Position Description:

Nursing PNP-AC Graduate Practice Program Director

Clinical Track Faculty Position

The University of Iowa (UI) College of Nursing is seeking qualified Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP-AC) applicants for a Clinical Track (Non-Tenure) Nine-Month Faculty position as the PNP-AC Graduate Practice Program Director in the Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Program.  The PNP-AC Graduate Practice Program Director is responsible for Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner practicum/clinical teaching, assisting in programmatic management of the graduate Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program including student recruitment, communication with students and perspective students, primary advisor for students within specialty, the cultivation of practice sites for student practicum placement, and recruitment of qualified and experienced preceptors.  The Director role is a 30% effort allocation in this faculty appointment. The applicant will need a foundation in practice, teaching and scholarship. 

US News & World Report publishes America’s Best Graduate Schools 2019, a guidebook that ranks several UI College of Nursing graduate programs among the finest in the nation (in comparison to all public and private schools):

  • No. 2     Nursing Service Administration (Health Systems)

  • No. 7     Clinical Nurse Leader

  • No. 9     Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (Acute Care)

  • No. 10   Nurse Anesthesia

  • No. 12   Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care)

  • No. 12   Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Primary Care)

  • No. 15   Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • No. 17   Family Nurse Practitioner

The college has a long-standing tradition of producing nursing leaders for practice, education and research. For more than a century, College of Nursing graduates have achieved distinguished careers as scholars, educators, practitioners, and nurse executives. At Iowa, we are committed to preparing future nurse leaders with the courage, creativity, and passion to use their skills and knowledge to improve the health of individuals and communities.

As a community of nurse scholars, we believe that an expert faculty with varied areas of expertise is required to carry out the educational mission of the College. Faculty are committed to designing and implementing curricula in which students develop critical thinking, decision-making skills, clinical judgment, cultural sensitivity, and professional nursing values in an increasingly complex health care system. The college is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in achieving our education, research, service, and practice missions, as demonstrated through our Pillars of Diversity.

The qualifications for clinical track faculty rank may be reviewed at Prospective Faculty Qualifications.

Application materials include a letter describing relevant experiences and interests; current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (contacted only with permission). 

For more information:


Professor (Clinical) and Assistant Dean for Graduate Practice Programs

The University of Iowa, College of Nursing, 344 CNB. Iowa City, IA 52242



Education Requirement:

Earned doctorate in nursing (Research or Practice Doctorate; DNP preferred)

Required Qualifications:

Minimum three years’ expertise and experience in clinical specialty

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Clinical track faculty rank qualifications may be reviewed at Prospective Faculty Qualifications


National certification as an PNP-AC (Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

Minimum three years’ expertise and experience in clinical specialty

Licensed Registered Nurse and eligible for licensure in the State of Iowa

Desirable Qualifications:

Prior experience teaching in graduate nursing education 

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:Mary S Dirks - mary-dirks@uiowa.edu
Nursing Building
50 Newton Road
344 CNB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-7045
Department URL: https://nursing.uiowa.edu/academics/dnp

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