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Dean, School of Nursing

Thank you for your interest in the School of Nursing dean position at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Potential candidates are encouraged to watch the welcome message below from Dr. Scott Rodgers, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

UMMC is the state’s only academic medical center, Level I Trauma Center, Children’s Hospital, Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and offers a host of complex programs and services that the citizens of Mississippi can only find through UMMC. Click here to access UMMC's Strategic Plan.

On the same UMMC campus, you will find 7 health professions schools, with the School of Nursing (SON) among them. The SON is dedicated to improving lives by achieving the highest standards of performance in education, research and health care; promoting the value of professionalism and lifelong learning among students, faculty and staff; finding solutions to the challenges of health disparities in Mississippi; embracing diversity; recruiting and retaining high performing students and faculty; and graduating outstanding health care professionals.

With over 100 faculty members, the SON offers a traditional and accelerated baccalaureate in nursing, a freshman early-entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and an RN to BSN program. The SON also offers a master’s in nursing, an early-entry RN to Master of Science in Nursing, and a traditional RN to MSN program, as well as MSN tracks in acute primary care pediatric, adult-gerontology acute, adult-gerontology primary, family psychiatric and mental health, neonatal, nurse educator, nursing and health care administration, and family nurse practitioner. The SON also offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice and a BSN to DNP. The Doctor of Philosophy in nursing is offered through the SON and the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences.

This position will work collaboratively with academic affairs leadership, deans from all of the schools, faculty, administrators and other stakeholders to support the educational mission of UMMC to improve the life of Mississippians by training exceptional health care professionals. The dean will also oversee and promote the SON's research and clinical activities, including its Joanna Briggs Institute Collaboration and statewide school clinics. The dean will also champion the construction process for the $67 million new School of Nursing building and the development of the new nursing curricula.

To support the core mission and vision of UMMC and its three mission areas – health care, research, and education – UMMC is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and student body to achieve mission-driven outcomes among the UMMC community and beyond.

For a full job description, including educational and experience requirements, or to apply for the Dean of the School of Nursing position, please click the button below.

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