Chair of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program

January 20, 2023
Priority Deadline to Apply:
June 15, 2023
Endicott College

Position Description

Endicott College, in partnership with the national search firm, Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. With direction from and in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing, the Chair of the FNP program is responsible for managing all aspects, including the daily operations, of the FNP Program that includes supervision of full-time and adjunct faculty, development of the curriculum, programming, course offerings, program evaluation and accreditation. The Chair of the FNP program will mentor and guide full and part-time faculty and serve as an interface between faculty and the administration. Student enrollment, academic progression, certification pass rates, and retention is the responsibility of the FNP Chair in this full-time, 12-month position.


  • Develops course content and materials for graduate FNP program, in accordance with departmental needs and in keeping with School standards.
  • Advises FNP students in successfully entering and completing their graduate education program by orienting new advisees within two weeks prior to the start of their program, meeting regularly with advisees to enroll in new courses and monitor student course progress, sharing resources with advisees for academic success at the beginning of each course start, collaborating regularly with the Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing to identify and coach students at risk for not continuing or failing out of a course or program.
  • Teaches Family Nurse Practitioner courses or core graduate nursing courses.
  • Supervises, mentors students in successfully navigating the FNP certification process with a benchmark of  > 80% for first time pass rate.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Clinical Education and the Clinical Placement Office in assisting FNP students with achieving their clinical placement hour requirement.
  • Identifies clinical preceptors, orients them to the precepting role, evaluates their performance.
  • Evaluate all aspects of the FNP Program for accreditation
  • Reviews agency contracts annually.
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates part-time faculty and advisors.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the School of Nursing, increases Endicott’s reputation in the field of graduate nursing education and demonstrates evidence of an increasing track record of scholarship in the field.
  • Assesses and continuously improves measures at the course, program, and school levels for the FNP program.
  • Participates in recruitment events, enrollment, and retention of FNP graduate nursing.


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) required;
  • Current licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Massachusetts required;
  • Commitment to inclusive education and developing cultural competencies among graduate students with a lens toward social justice education;
  • Documented record of academic scholarship in nursing;
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students, particularly at the master’s and doctoral levels;
  • Evidence of outstanding teaching competencies, including online, lab, or simulation;
  • Evidence of a commitment to service;
  • Active participation in professional organizations;
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills with high interest in working with non-traditional and adult students;
  • Self-directed with excellent organizational skills;
  • Detailed-oriented and student centered, are essential to the position;
  • Strong computer experience, which must include abilities to work effectively with MS Office suite products, i.e. Word, Excel, Power-Point and Google Suite (Google drive, docs, sheets, forms) and Canvas Learning Management System.

About The Institution

About Endicott College:
Founded in 1939 based on the idea that higher education should combine theory with practice, Endicott College is a private coeducational college located in Beverly, Massachusetts that offers associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, plus graduate-level certificates. Endicott enrolls more than 2,900 traditional undergraduate students and 1,760 graduate students at its main campus in Beverly, MA, online, and at offsite locations. An additional 283 students are enrolled in accelerated undergraduate programs through the Van Loan School of Professional Studies.

Endicott’s picturesque campus boasts 235 acres and 56 buildings that include academic centers, residence halls, athletic facilities, an arts center, and state-of-the-art technology. Located just 20 miles north of Boston, Endicott's seaside campus offers the best of both worlds. For over 80 years, Endicott has continued to be a beautiful and supportive environment where students and faculty come together as a true community of learners.

About the Cummings School of Nursing & Health Sciences:
The Cummings School of Nursing & Health Sciences offers an enhanced learning environment that supports professional development. The School offers nursing programs at all academic levels including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN program, Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), Master of Science in Nursing with concentration areas including global health, family nurse practitioner, nursing administration, and nursing education, as well as the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and is currently developing the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program. Endicott's highly regarded nursing program prepares graduates for fulfilling careers in the complex and ever-changing field of health care.

About the Family Nurse Practitioner Program:
The FNP Program at Endicott College offers a patient-centered, family-focused curriculum for students to earn their M.S. in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner (45 credits) in just two years. Graduates of Endicott’s Family Nurse Practitioner program will be prepared as autonomous providers to care for individuals and families across the lifespan. The program includes a focus on health promotion and disease prevention as well as the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses encountered in the primary care setting.

About The Community

About Beverly, Massachusetts:
With miles of beautiful coastline, picturesque beaches, and easily accessible public parks offering lots of open space, Beverly, MA, has earned its nickname, “The Garden City.” Beverly recreational sites are a captivating and enlightening experience for all visitors, friends, and family alike.

You’ll never run out of the things to do in Beverly, MA whether you’re seeking a historical day out, places to eat, the local cultural arts, or to taste locally made craft beer. Just 20 miles from Boston, this seaside city makes a perfect place to live, work, or visit.

Application Process

All correspondence relating to the position of Chair of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Endicott College should be directed in confidence to the College’s executive search consultant: 

Erin House, Assistant Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

A complete application should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Three (3) professional references with contact information, title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone numbers. (No references will be contacted without written permission from the candidate.)

Applications received by June 15, 2023 will receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Endicott College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College's objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.