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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number F53890
Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty
Rank Open
Working Title Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
School/Unit School of Nursing
Department Adult Health & Nursing Systems
Number of Months 12
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible
Grant funded position? No

Position Summary and Qualifications

Mission or Goal of Unit

The mission of the School of Nursing is to improve health and the human condition through leadership in nursing research, education and service. Therefore we will:

• Sustain our tradition of leadership in educational excellence by preparing future scholars and leaders for nursing and health care.

• Be a leader in improving health and the delivery of healthcare through the development, translation and dissemination of science in biobehavioral and in quality and safety research.

• Be a national model for collaboration and partnerships between nursing education and nursing service in academic medical centers.

• Be a national model for clinical scholarship (development and dissemination) in the use of simulation, technology and innovation for best practices in education and practice.

• Provide services that benefit the profession and promote the health and well-being of diverse individuals, families, and communities.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

This 12 month term or tenure-eligible faculty position will serve as clinical faculty for undergraduate and graduate Adult Gerontology Acute Care courses; contribute to curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; develop preceptors and appropriate clinical sites for Adult Gerontology concentration graduate students; clinically supervise individual Adult Gerontology students in graduate practica; participate in school governance activities; implement all roles of term or tenure-eligible track faculty (teaching, scholarship and service). Tenure track faculty must have an active program of research. Appointment to academic rank and salary are dependent on demonstrated scholarly achievement and teaching experience.

Position Responsibilities

• Demonstrates commitment to contributing to VCU’s Quest for Distinction (

• Engages faculty, students, and staff to foster a diverse community at VCU

• Demonstrates an integrated academic life, contributing to the teaching, scholarship and service missions in an urban research-intensive university with an academic health sciences center

• Participates in all aspects of curriculum including teaching in classroom or clinical settings

• Contributes to curriculum development, implementation and evaluation

• For Tenure track faculty, maintains a program of research leading to external funding.

• For Term faculty, maintains ongoing scholarly contributions to their field such as translation of evidence to practice, presentations or manuscript publications.

• Maintains a commitment to serving the school of nursing, university, profession and community

1. Teaching

The faculty member will have teaching assignments in programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.

2. Research (Scholarship)

The faculty member will demonstrate evidence of building scholarship in a focused area of research, efforts to influence clinical practice and will disseminate research and/or practice knowledge through publications and presentations.

3. Service

The faculty member will serve on departmental, school, and university committees as necessary, as well as participate in professional activities.

4. Clinical

The faculty member can maintain a program of active clinical practice in a specialty area.

Required Qualifications

• Licensed or eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Virginia

• Master’s degree in nursing

• Licensure or eligible for licensure in Virginia as NP in Adult Gerontology Acute Care.

• Currently certified in Adult Gerontology Acute Care as a nurse practitioner.

• Experience in a practice role

• Documented effectiveness in collaboration and communication

• Ability to effectively manage details and problem solve in a complex environment

• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctoral degree (PhD or DNP) in nursing or related field.

• Experience in higher education including teaching, simulation instruction, accreditation, program review or assessment

• Record of accomplishments in scholarship and professional service

• If research faculty, established area of research

Posting Detail Information

Date Posted 09/22/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline Date
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2017
Type of Search
Application Process/Additional Information

Candidates must apply to this faculty position through the university’s career website at to be considered for this position. For further information about this position contact LaToya Blizzard, Executive Coordinator, School of Nursing at (804) 827-1130 or

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university, providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter - 1
  2. Reference Letter - 2
  3. Reference Letter - 3