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Faculty Advisor

University of South Dakota, Department of Nursing

Vermillion, South Dakota 57069
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University of South Dakota, Department of Nursing
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The Department of Nursing at USD invites applications and nominations for full-time faculty advisor for the Vermillion site. USD Nursing is one of ten programs within the USD School of Health Sciences, offering a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree in Vermillion, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Pierre. The School of Health Sciences and the USD/Sanford School of Medicine comprise the Division of Health Affairs. The University of South Dakota is a comprehensive liberal arts state institution with an enrollment of over 10,000 students.

The position will be 12-month, full-time. Salary and rank will be based on experience and credentials. This faculty advisor role consists of undergraduate nursing academic advising and nursing instruction. Responsibilities will include assisting undergraduate nursing students in navigating curricular options in pursuit of their education goals, acquiring relevant information and student services, and mentoring professional development throughout their course of study. The faculty advisor may also be responsible for classroom theoretical instruction with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: adult medical/surgical, maternal/child/pediatrics and community/public health nursing; oversight and evaluation of students' clinical reasoning and clinical performance; assessment and evaluation of student learning; and implementation of patient simulations. Recent clinical experience is required. Experience in teaching in a baccalaureate or higher degree program and/or experience in academic advising are preferred. Some travel may be expected.

The successful candidate will have a current, active, unencumbered license, eligible for licensure in South Dakota, and hold a minimum of a Master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program. Exceptional written and verbal skills in conjunction with a high level of attention to detail are essential with the ability to manage and maintain student data and records. Other vital components include a knowledge of the requirements for RN licensure and field related market demand, as well as a commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusiveness.

USD Nursing has a 4-year Baccalaureate nursing program and an on-line RN-BSN program that utilizes cutting edge concept-based curricular design, incorporating the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education, QSEN competencies, simulation, and interprofessional education. Additional program information can be found at In this incredible era of health care change coupled with the growth at USD Nursing, the successful candidate will have an outstanding opportunity to contribute to, and impact, the future of nursing at USD, the state and the region.


Applicants should follow the website listed below to attach a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and transcripts. Review of applications will begin April 3, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The University of South Dakota is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Questions may be directed to:
Anne Kleinhesselink, Nursing Student Services Director
Office Phone: 605-658-5602