Assistant Dean of Nursing

  • Full Time
  • Tempe, AZ

Assistant Dean of Nursing – Tempe, AZ

Why Join Our Client:
Our client is a rapidly expanding nursing school known for transforming lives by preparing students for nursing careers and enhancing communities with the care provided by its graduates. Recognized as a leader in nurse education, they offer a bachelor’s in nursing program that can be completed in 3 years or less with qualified transfer credits. Their curriculum is designed to prepare students for high-demand careers, addressing the well-documented and growing nursing shortage. With a targeted growth strategy, they plan to extend their reach by establishing campuses in locations with a significant demand for bachelor’s-prepared nurses.

Dedicated to student success, our client provides exceptional education in the burgeoning healthcare fields, teaching relevant and required skills for the present and future. Their culture is characterized by positivity, support, and collaboration, guided by core values such as:

Role Overview:
The Assistant Dean of Nursing (ADON), under the Dean of Nursing’s direction, will oversee clinical oversight, faculty support, and student support at their campus. This role involves collaboration with the campus leadership team to make decisions aligned with the vision and values of the nursing program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing clinical instruction and fostering academic-practice partnerships to ensure students have access to expert practice through clinicians and faculty.
  • Conducting site evaluations to assess the suitability of clinical facilities for the curriculum.
  • Collaborating with the Nursing Lab Manager to plan skills and lab experiences, optimizing the use of equipment.
  • Supporting faculty through development workshops, curriculum review, and providing feedback for growth.
  • Addressing student concerns and fostering an environment of academic excellence and innovation.


  • A Master’s of Science in Nursing degree from a recognized institution.
  • At least three years of experience as a registered nurse and in teaching within a nursing program.
  • A current unencumbered RN license in the state where students are located or a qualifying consortium state.


  • An earned doctorate (EdD, Ph.D., or DNP).
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, including supervisory roles and curriculum development.
  • Our client values adaptability and collaboration, aiming to work collectively towards shared goals. This role offers an opportunity to contribute significantly to the future of nursing education in a supportive and dynamic environment.

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