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College of Southern Nevada

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted September 12, 2022.

Director, Nursing

The College of Southern Nevada appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you are unable to attach the required documents to your online application or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team within Human Resources via email at or call (702) 651-5800 to be directed to the appropriate Recruiter.

Job Description

*This position is OPEN/posted until filled.

The Director of Nursing (DON) serves as the chief nursing administrator for the CSN Department of Nursing leading the Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing, Associate degree, and Bachelor’s degree Nursing Programs. The person in this position is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the department to include personnel and student management, external site liaison, and budget oversight. The position also includes primary oversight for faculty development and mentoring, curriculum development, strategic planning to accomplish assigned goals of the Nursing Department; assuring adherence with the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN) regulations, and accreditation standards of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), as well as programmatic evaluation and assessment, faculty evaluation and workload generation, and the evaluation of administrative assistants. The DON builds professional relationships with local healthcare workforce representatives to promote CSN’s nursing programs and to identify potential practicum experiences. The DON is responsible for fiscal development, department budget oversight, supervision of CSN nursing facilities, equipment, and other resources. The DON is also the main contact with other department and school faculty and administrators.

This position is responsible for the Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing, Associate degree Nursing and the Bachelor’s degree Nursing Programs:

  • Nursing Assistant: Approx. 500 annual student enrollments (6 FT faculty).
  • Practical Nursing: Approximately 32 annual student enrollments (4 FT faculty).
  • Associate degree Nursing: Approximately 400 annual student enrollments (30).
  • Bachelor’s degree Nursing: Approximately: (5 annual students w expansion possible).
  • Supervisory responsibility for four classified staff, one Professional Staff (Nursing Clinical Coordinator), and five 1000-hour Lab assistants.
  • Also responsible for numerous revenue accounts to include lab fees, differential fees, testing fees, gift accounts, etc.

Physical Demands: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met. Requires frequent, sometimes prolonged work on a personal computer/laptop.

Additional Physical Demands (if applicable): Maintain consistent and reliable attendance. This position requires travel to and from other campuses and work-related locales and as necessary requires after hours and/or weekend work to provide services/work products to students, clients, staff, and those in the supervisory chain of command.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited College/University.
  • Doctorate degree in Nursing or a related field from a regionally accredited College/University.
  • Registered Nurse in the State of Nevada (professional license) at the time of employment at CSN.
  • CPR basic life support certification.
  • 3 years of supervisory experience as a nursing administrator.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience as a registered nurse.
  • Experience working in a higher education institution.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the ACEN accreditation standards.

Starting Salary Range
Administrative Faculty D

Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three professional references (Name, email, and phone number)
  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the United States must have their educational transcripts evaluated by an approved evaluator if their college or university is not listed in the most recent edition of the Higher Education Directory, published by Higher Education Publications, Inc. If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to the Human Resources, Talent Acquisition & Classification team.

National Search

Out of Area/State Candidates may be offered travel reimbursement with original itemized receipts and in accordance with GSA rates at time of travel.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.

To apply, visit—Charleston-Campus/Director–Nursing_R0130152

About Us
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) creates opportunities and changes lives through access to quality teaching, services, and experiences that enrich our diverse community. CSN has three main campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson and multiple sites and centers.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

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