Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Track Coordinator

March 14, 2023
Priority Deadline to Apply:
April 10, 2023
North Central College

Position Description

The Department of Medical Sciences in the School of Education and Health Sciences at North Central College, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, is seeking an innovative and collaborative candidate for a 12-month, full-time Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing and PMHNP Track Coordinator. The successful candidate will serve as the founding coordinator of the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track of the MSN Program. The Medical Sciences department is launching a dynamic master’s in nursing program that will include the following four tracks: nurse executive leader, nurse educator, family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Under the direction of the MSN Program Director and Medical Sciences department chair, this faculty member will be responsible for the leadership of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track and will teach within the MSN core and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track.

Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Didactic, laboratory, and experiential curriculum development;
  • Preparation and maintenance of accreditation materials;
  • Assisting with the attainment, management, and growth of robust, cooperative clinical partnerships.

Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Teaching, determined by faculty expertise and program needs;
  • Inter-professional education with other clinical programs within the school;
  • Student engagement;
  • Service to the college.

An ongoing or developing scholarly agenda in the social determinants of health, health informatics, health equity, or scholarship of nursing education is of particular interest.


Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in nursing or a closely related field (DNP, PhD, DHSc, EdD or others) from an accredited college or university;
  • Master’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program;
  • Current certificate in APN with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC),
  • Current unencumbered RN license in Illinois, or eligibility for IL RN license;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in nursing practice.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An established record of excellence in academic leadership and 2 years or more of graduate teaching;
  • Experience with online education;
  • Experience with curriculum writing, development, and revisions in congruence with NONPF 2022 NTF Standards, AACN Essentials and CCNE Accreditation Standards are strongly preferred.

About The Institution

About the School of Education and Health Sciences:
The School of Education and Health Sciences is a community of learners dedicated to social transformation through an innovative liberal arts lens that centers relationship building and inclusivity by developing ethical, skillful, and intellectually curious professionals and members of society. Departments within the School of Education and Health Sciences are Education, Kinesiology, Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Medical Sciences, which includes the Master of Science in Nursing.

About the Department of Medical Sciences and the Master of Science in Nursing programs:
Within the School of Education and Health Sciences, the Department of Medical Sciences at NCC offers two master’s programs: A Master of Physician Assistant Studies and a Master of Science in Nursing with tracks in Nurse Executive Leader, Nurse Educator, FNP, and PMHNP. The nursing programs endeavor to inspire future leaders in the advancement of the profession and to promote the art and science of nursing in an inclusive, culturally sensitive, and evolving health care environment. The program will provide advanced education and specialization for current licensed registered nurses. Didactic learning courses are taught online and laboratory/simulation courses are taught on campus. On-site capstones and completion of practicum hours are required.  

About The Community

About North Central College and Naperville, IL:
Founded in 1861, North Central College is a nationally recognized institution of about 3000 students, located in Naperville, IL, a thriving suburb just west of Chicago. The College is in a period of growth with the addition of a $60 million Science Center in 2017, and a new Health Sciences and Engineering building in 2020. North Central College is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is adjacent to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts, green spaces, world class restaurants and shopping, and has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine.

Application Process

Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to the University’s search consultant:

Danan Tsan, Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

Complete applications should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Copy of current unencumbered RN license
  5. Copy of current certificate in APN with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC)
  6. Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of a minimum of three references

Applications received by April 10, 2023 will receive priority consideration.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

North Central College is an EEO Employer.