Employment Opportunity: Chief Nurse Administrator

Department Statement

The Department Nursing at NNU offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, an RN to BSN completion program, a Master of Science in Nursing in Leadership and Education and a Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner degree. The Bachelor of Science programs and the Masters of Science program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Description of Position

The Department of Nursing is seeking to fill a Chief Nurse Administrator (CNA) position to begin fall of 2017. The successful candidate may also teach in the undergraduate or graduate programs.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The Chief Nurse Administrator (CNA) will provide leadership, vision and energy to sustain and further enhance the Department of Nursing
  • Take the lead to create or seize opportunities associated with changes in graduate and undergraduate education, the delivery of health care and technology in an increasingly competitive and rapidly evolving healthcare environment is essential
  • Purview of all programs when dealing with matters relating to curriculum, budget and evaluation – program, curricular and personnel evaluation
  • The CNA will be the liaison with the administration of the institution and will serve as a link between the Department of Nursing and other constituencies in the institution and in the community
  • Serve as representative to the Board of Nursing and CCNE for all programs
  • Active member of the NNU Nursing Advisory Board
  • Performs annual evaluations on all faculty and reviews all adjunct faculty evaluations for all programs
  • Serve as the department’s academic leader in collaboration with faculty and staff
  • Provides visionary leadership in collaborative style for the on-going development of the Department of Nursing, its resources, programs and future directions
  • Develops, implements and evaluates academic programs and policies to meet the needs of a diverse and growing student population and accrediting bodies
  • Has oversight and administers the budget for all programs within the Department of Nursing
  • Guides the recruitment, appointment, retention, promotion and long term success of a diverse and accomplished faculty and staff
  • Works collaboratively with other departments in the university to advance cross-disciplinary opportunities
  • Establishes and/or maintains professional relationships and partnerships between the Department of Nursing, local, regional, national and international health care agencies, and other external organizations

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful candidates for the position of Chief Nurse Administrator will hold a masters in nursing, along with a doctorate in nursing or a related discipline
  • Progressive experience in nursing higher education, and success in leading a complex academic organization is required
  • Commitment to the ideals of Wesleyan tradition, including respect, spirituality, reflective practice and provision of care to all, especially to underserved populations
  • The university requires that all candidates have a Christian perspective (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Track record of advancement, partnership development and successful networking
  • A collaborative management and leadership style that empowers faculty
  • Experience in initiation and maintenance of collaborative international initiatives and knowledge of emerging opportunities related to global health
  • Strong fiduciary and budget management skills
  • An ability to advocate effectively for the profession within the university and at the local, state, national and international levels
  • Familiarity and experience of CCNE accreditation
  • Be licensed or eligible for Idaho RN licensure


The salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant. Full-time faculty will be offered access to a benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance for employee and family, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, opportunities for faculty development, sabbatical experiences, and a retirement program.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete application packet consisting of: 

  • Letter of interest 
  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae  
  • Responses to the NNU Christian Mission
  • Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Statement describing your philosophy of teaching
  • Two reference letters from professional associates
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable for the hiring process, official transcripts required upon hire) 

Send, fax or email a complete application packet to:
Human Resources Office
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID  83686
Phone: (208) 467-8036
Fax:  (208) 467-8587
Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.

Posted Nov 29, 2016

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).