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The Department of Nursing in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College invites applications for a full-time/term-tenure track or clinical track nursing faculty position to teach courses in the baccalaureate and doctoral nursing programs. The primary focus of this position will be in pediatric and obstetric/women’s health nursing courses for both the face-to-face undergraduate BSN program and the online post-BSN to FNP/DNP program. Other courses may include DNP courses related to scholarly project implementation.

Director of the School of Nursing

Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to serve as Director of the new School of Nursing. The successful candidate must be well versed in the development and implementation of all levels of Nursing Education. This position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences and Director of the Clearfield campus. The new School of Nursing is comprised of ASN, LPN to RN, and RN to BSN(online) programs and is entering into a phase of geographic and programmatic expansion. Lock Haven University is one of fourteen institutions in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, enrolling approximately 3100 undergraduate students and 350 graduate students. The Clearfield campus currently enrolls the majority of Nursing students and is located in rural north central Pennsylvania in the scenic Appalachian Mountains along Route 80, one hour west of the Lock Haven campus. The Clearfield Campus serves approximately 350 students and offers associate, bachelor, and master degrees with an emphasis on disciplines in the area of health and human services including Nursing and Physician Assistant programs. Pending approval from ACEN, the ASN and LPN to RN will also be offered on the Lock Haven Campus and in Lycoming County. Distance education technologies are used to coordinate educational experiences between the two campuses and with the community.

Essential Duties:

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences and Director of the Clearfield Campus, the Director of the School of Nursing is responsible for managerial oversight of the LPN to RN, ASN, and RN to BSN programs. The Director will also provide leadership to the School of Nursing during geographic and programmatic expansion including development of an integrated curriculum for a BS to BSN and BSN, MSN, FNPand, ultimately, DNP programs. S/he will work closely with the Chair of Nursing and Nursing Program Directors, pursue external funding opportunities, and forge strong partnerships with local and regional Health Care providers that will allow Lock Haven University to address healthcare needs in the Commonwealth. In keeping with the sharing system of PASSHE, the Director will also build productive collaborations with Nursing programs at other PASSHE institutions. The position of the Director of the School of Nursing also assists the Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences and Director of the Clearfield Campus with key areas including strategic planning, budget, recruitment, marketing, facilities, student activities, and community engagement.

Specific Duties:

Specific Duties include the following: Provide innovative leadership in the development and growth of the programs within the School of Nursing. Display a strong commitment to a comprehensive nursing education curriculum that seamlessly integrates multiple entry points into the RN and BSN programs. Provide leadership to secure and maintain accreditation by appropriate state, regional and national educational and nursing entities. Establish collaborations with key members of the nursing community and advisory committees to develop projects, recruit students, and maintain an exchange of expertise between the health care community and the School of Nursing. Maintain an active presence within the local, state and National nursing organizations to maintain communication, monitor needs, and determine partnerships. Remain informed of new issues, challenges, and trends with in nursing and nursing education and translate those to faculty, staff and administration. Build consensus and foster cooperation among School of Nursing faculty and faculty across other programs. Advise Provost and Dean on matters of educational policy and student issues relating to and impacting the School of Nursing. Actively engage in developing external partners and revenue generation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate degree in nursing from an institution with national accreditation in nursing (CCNE or ACEN) is required. Successful applicants will also possess a distinguished record of excellence in nursing education, clinical experience and at least three (3) years of administrative experience or its equivalent including demonstrated success in cultivation of external relationships, participation in national/state accreditation processes, academic planning and strategic planning and budgeting, and revenue generation. Familiarity and success with delivery of academic programs through distance education is also key to this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Terminal degree in Nursing or related profession. Familiarity with Pennsylvania Health Care Systems, PA State Board of Nursing, and ACENaccreditation.

Special Instructions:

*Full consideration will be given to applications received by July 12, 2019.

*Applicant will be asked to provide the name, email address, phone number for three professional references.

A job posting detailing responsibilities, qualifications, and application process is available at the University website:

Robert Morris University’s Regional RISE Center is hosting an Empathetic Communication 2-day Workshop on August 2 and 3, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Prominent authors Dr. Rick Kemp and Assistant Professor Rachel DeSoto-Jackson from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, along with Jan Barber, MSN, RN, CHSE, and Molly Schleicher, MSN, RN, CHSE, expert leaders in simulation, will facilitate the workshop.

The Workshop will be located at Robert Morris University, 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township, PA 15108 in Scaife Hall, Room 11 on August 2 and 3, 2019. Attached is a flyer with additional information.

Health provider students often report struggling with knowing how to talk to patients and how to demonstrate a caring and empathetic response. This 2-day interactive workshop was developed to address this need and is led by theatre experts in Applied Theatre and Cognitive Neuroscience. This workshop will provide tools for preparing future healthcare professionals with enhanced skills in interpersonal communication.  Using methods commonly used to train performing artists, participants will learn a hands-on approach for using theater to teach the “language” of empathy.

Please access the below link to register for the Workshop:  
Following registration, you will receive a separate email with a link for payment. The cost of the 2-day workshop is $800.00 US Dollars (inclusive of some meals:  8/1/19 Wine & Cheese Reception and 8/2/19 Networking Dinner; Lunch provided both days). If you do not submit payment for the Workshop within 24 hours, your registration will be cancelled. NOTE: Attendance is limited to 30 participants.

Upon completion of the two-day workshop, you will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion and CEU’s as documentation of your attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Barber at

Nursing Assistant Professor Opportunities at University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg  

Nursing – Assistant Professor (2 positions)

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg within the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, invites applications for full time, non-tenure track position beginning in August, 2019. Initial appointment will be for three years and is renewable. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and commitment to undergraduate teaching are expected. Knowledge and background in pediatrics, medical surgical and/or obstetric nursing are required. Responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction. Faculty also serve as advisors, participate in ongoing recruitment program evaluation and improvement activities, and engage in scholarly, professional and community service activities.

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, a four-year liberal arts college, offers 29 undergraduate degrees, 24 minors, and numerous pre-professional options as part of the highly-ranked University of Pittsburgh system. With low tuition, and incredible hands-on learning opportunities, we offer personalized education with dedicated faculty.

Nestled in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Laurel Highlands, Pitt-Greensburg is surrounded by nature trails and the rich history of Westmoreland County. It’s just down the road from uptown Greensburg’s coffee shops and restaurants, art museums, theatres and boutiques, and it’s less than an hour’s drive from Pittsburgh.

Candidates should submit the following: 1) a letter of application, 2) a current Curriculum Vita, 3) statement of teaching philosophy and 4) contact information for three professional references at

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Marie Fioravanti at or 724-836-9692.

A PhD or DNP in nursing or a related field is required, as is RN licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Clinical Faculty – Adjunct (multiple positions)

The Nursing Program at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, within the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, is seeking part-time clinical instructors with expertise in medical-surgical nursing, obstetrics, and pediatrics beginning in September, 2019.

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, a four-year liberal arts college, offers 29 undergraduate degrees, 24 minors, and numerous pre-professional options as part of the highly-ranked University of Pittsburgh system. The University offers low tuition, incredible hands-on learning opportunities, and personalized education with dedicated faculty.

The successful candidates will possess at least a Master’s degree in Nursing and current PA nursing license required; teaching experience preferred and a proven record of teaching excellence.

Application Process:  The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg accepts online applications only. The application submission package should include: 1) a letter of application, 2) a current curriculum Vita, 3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts and 4) contact information from three professional references. You may apply and upload your information using the following link

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Marie Fioravanti at or 724-836-9692.

The Division of Nursing invites applications for Nursing Faculty in the Nursing Associate Degree Program. Openings currently exist in the following specialty areas: Med-Surg; Mental Health; Pediatrics; Critical Care


A dynamic and academically rigorous institution, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, accredited, four-year college focusing exclusively on the field of health care. In addition to associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, PA College offers a number of certificate programs as well as professional development courses for those working in health care. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the College attracts a select group of approximately 1,800 students to study with faculty who are experts in their specialty areas.


The ASN program recognizes the level of care and compassion it takes to be a nurse. This is reflected in the program’s low student to faculty ratio within the clinical setting. Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the ASN program offers hands-on learning at the College’s main clinical affiliate, Lancaster General Health, as well as neighboring facilities. Students are exposed to a variety of clinical settings, including Medical-Surgical, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Mental Health, Community Health, Physician Offices, Home Health and others, allowing students to learn the area in which they want to specialize. Student learning is also facilitated in the College’s state-of-the-art simulation labs. Training in the simulation labs allows students the opportunity to witness firsthand a variety of scenarios that they may or may not see in an actual clinical setting.


The ASN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the pre-licensure BSN Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Faculty provide classroom and/or clinical/laboratory instruction for students including the coordination, preparation and presentation of course materials and the evaluation of student progress. Integral aspects of the position include implementation of the College’s philosophy, curriculum, program outcomes, and course objectives through classroom, clinical teaching, and service to the college and community.


  • Master of Science in Nursing degree
  • Current Pennsylvania RN license
  • Didactic (classroom) teaching experience preferred
  • Recent experience in chosen specialty(within 2-5 years

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and fosters a culture of inclusiveness.

PA College of Health Sciences is committed to providing all employees and prospective employees with information regarding safety and security data pursuant to the Clery Act.  This information includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  To access this information, please click here. A printed copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the PA College Office of Security at The Office of Security is located at 850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

Administrative and Faculty Opportunities

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. It is located in Chester, Pennsylvania, nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with satellite campuses in Harrisburg and Wilmington, Delaware.  Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. For more information about the University, visit our website at

The School of Nursing’s unique, powerhouse programs serve the needs of nurses at all stages of their career. Bachelor’s programs are offered at our Main Campus in Chester, PA and master’s and doctoral programs (DNP and PhD) are offered online and in person at our Main Campus in Chester, PA and in Harrisburg, PA. Experiential learning, rigorous academics, and civic engagement are the hallmarks of the SON programs. The SON is designated as an NLN Center of Nursing Excellence for Advancing the Science of Nursing Education. Students and faculty have opportunities to learn and practice in the Widener Community Nursing Clinic.

Widener University’s School of Nursing is currently hiring for several positions:

For more information and to apply go to

For Immediate Release

AACN Applauds Bipartisan Commitment to Support
Investments in Nursing Education and Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2019 – The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) applauds the introduction of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 by House Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs, Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI); House Nursing Caucus Vice Co-Chairs, Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Rodney Davis (R-IL); and Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA), Kathy Castor (D-FL), David McKinley (R-WV), and Lauren Underwood (D-IL).

Keeping America healthy demands continued investment in the nursing workforce, including those that provide direct patient care and the faculty who educate them. With four million registered nurses nationwide, support for these Title VIII programs is critical to creating, maintaining, and promoting high-quality patient-centered care across settings, including in rural and underserved areas. For more than five decades, Title VIII has been essential in bolstering nursing education, recruitment, retention, and faculty preparation. This legislation would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) through Fiscal Year 2024 and align them with current trends in the profession.
“As the proud husband of a nurse and co-chair of the Congressional Nursing Caucus, I know that nurses are truly the backbone of our nation’s healthcare system,” said Rep. Dave Joyce. “I’m proud to re-introduce this bipartisan legislation to address our nation’s pending nursing shortage and ensure those who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing have access to the high-quality education and training opportunities necessary to do so.”
“AACN commends the bipartisan efforts of our champions in the House to advance this vital legislation,” said Dr. Ann Cary, Chair of AACN’s Board of Directors. “As a recipient of Title VIII funding myself, I recognize how powerful these programs are in shaping future nurses and in providing educational opportunities to ensure exceptional nursing care.”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Co-Chair of the House Nursing Caucus, said: “Too often, nurses are unsung heroes who provide lifesaving care to our communities in the most trying and stressful times. As our country faces an aging population, an increase in chronic diseases, an ever-worsening opioid epidemic, and so much more, our healthcare workers must have the training and support needed to care for our people. Our bipartisan legislation will help ensure that nurses in Hawai’i and across the country have the education, training, and support they need to continue their service.”
This legislation is a long-term investment that will help academic nursing leaders to meet the healthcare challenges of today and in the future. “For many of our member schools, these programs serve as a lifeline by attracting new nurses and faculty into the profession,” said AACN President and CEO Deborah Trautman. “AACN is delighted to work with our Congressional champions to see the successful passage of this legislation in the 116th Congress.”
AACN believes that workforce development and the creation of evidence-based research to transform care delivery is paramount to meeting America’s healthcare needs. The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 propels the profession forward and elevates the impact that nursing has on improving the health of the nation.

AACN joins the Nursing Community, a coalition of 61 national nursing organizations, in support of this legislation. This legislation has a clear goal – establishing funding opportunities for the future generations of nurses. For more information on the Title VIII programs, AACN advocacy work, and our policy statements, see AACN’s Policy and Advocacy web page.

The accuracy of state NCLEX-RN© passing standards for nursing programs

New Dean Toolkit : contact Rita Trofino at with any questions or for more information.

Below announcement has been shared by Anne Fink, Villanova University:
Dear ANHE Nurses,
I am so excited to announce that Environmental Health in Nursing is now live on our website.
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) is delighted to announce the publication of Environmental Health in Nursing – an open access textbook for nurses and other health professionals.  Leading environmental health nursing experts have joined together to share their environmental health knowledge, expertise and experiences.
The book offers essential information for nurses new to the topics as well as those with advanced environmental health experience. What is so exciting about this book is that our electronic format provides direct links to authoritative resources such as the EPA, ToxNet and WHO.  In addition it provides ease of accessing information because of the electronic search features.  We want this to be a living document and we welcome ideas for new topics and potential authors in subsequent editions.
Thank you to our amazing and incredibly hardworking editors –  Jeanne Leffers, Claudia M. Smith, Ruth McDermott-Levy, Katie Huffling, and Barbara Sattler. This truly was a labor of love. And thank you to all of our contributors your breadth of knowledge and dedication to environmental health nursing is inspiring.
I hope this e-Textbook will become the go-to resource for nurses, in the coming months and years ahead, as the work of environmental health nurses becomes even more vital to the health of our nation.
Take care,
Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM
ANHE Director of Programs