Job ID: 164046

Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Moravian University

  • Jul. 27, 2021
  • Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
  • Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing and Public Health
  • Moravian University
    Bethlehem, PA
  • Oct. 1, 2021
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Nursing - Practitioner (all categories)

POSITION SUMMARY: Moravian University seeks a visionary candidate that will develop, launch, and lead an innovative Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program; someone who is a dynamic, collaborative leader who has an established track record for high quality curricular development at the university level and who is interested in preparing Nurse Practitioners for 21st Century careers.

The successful candidate must have strong leadership and collaborative skills and be a change agent in order to create an online DNP program with residency experiences that will enhance current program offerings and for monitoring and ensuring program goals and outcomes are achieved. The successful candidate will provide support in an academic and clinical setting that will be conducive to effective, inclusive, and equitable student learning and personal development. They will utilize pedagogies appropriate for a diverse student population with an emphasis on adult learning strategies and active learning formats, including online education. The successful candidate will maintain a scholarly trajectory that contributes to the development and advancement of the nursing profession and nursing practice.

INSTITUTION FACTS: In 2021, Moravian was granted university status, another important transition in the institution’s 279-year history. It is an exciting time as we implement a new strategic plan, develop additional graduate programs, renew our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, and continue our long history of excellent academic programs in the health fields and contributing to the wellbeing of the larger community of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. It is truly an exciting time to join our team.

The Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing and Public Health provides students with an education that blends compassionate art with scientific inquiry to achieve a transformative education deeply rooted in a rich liberal arts tradition and a commitment to the development of new graduate programs and reconceptualize educational programs from our professional regulatory bodies.


Develop a DNP curriculum that aligns with regulatory standards as well as the mission and vision of the School of Nursing and Public Health and Moravian University.
Collaborate to complete all mandated accreditation and regulatory reporting required to launch the DNP. Complete and submit annual program reports to the department.
Provide inclusive educational experiences for doctoral students in the classroom and clinical environments.
Develop plans to recruit, support, and promote student enrollment of a body/corps of students with diverse backgrounds and participate in enrollment activities and admissions decision making.

Participates in the governance of the Moravian University nursing program through the Nursing Faculty Organization and its appropriate working subcommittees.
In collaboration with other nursing faculty and with the directors of graduate programs, as appropriate, Plans course offerings, organize and evaluate instruction.
Develops and implements a DNP program marketing plan in collaboration with the Chairperson and Director of the NP Program.
Remains abreast of current state and national policies, regulations, and trends that affects DNP students and informs nursing program administrators, faculty, and students of these current issues. Makes recommendations for programmatic changes as needed based upon these trends.
Implements the program philosophy, conceptual framework, and content/process instructional plan to ensure integrity of the DNP curriculum.
Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the School of Nursing and Public Health as well as the proper release of information.
Complies with University and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
Complies with University and departmental policies outlined in the faculty handbook.

In collaboration with the chairperson and dean, create a business plan to develop and launch the DNP Program.
Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.

Serves as academic advisor for DNP students, establishing and updating program plans as needed.
Establishes positive faculty-student relationships with effective communications in formal and informal contacts.
Serves as a professional role model for students and staff.

Teaching and Scholarship
Typical teaching load includes teaching 8 courses throughout the year, it is anticipated that this position will include 5 course releases for administrative responsibilities involved in the development and launch of the DNP program.
Evaluates student learning outcomes in various units of classroom and clinical agency instruction and evaluates student performance in accordance with established standards defined internally by the Nursing Faculty Organization, and externally by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Utilizes pedagogies appropriate for a diverse student population with an emphasis on adult learning strategies and active learning formats.
Develops a plan for professional growth and maintains a scholarly trajectory.

Cuts and punctures: caution should be taken when assigned to risk areas. Assault and battery: security department is available for assistance. Radiation exposure and chemical and biological hazards: gloves and protective aprons available.

Education: Doctoral degree required: DNP or doctorate in closely related field.

Training and Experience: A minimum of two years of recent clinical experience. Demonstrated previous or current competence as a nursing instructor, with experience in student advisement, curricular development, and working with adult nursing students. Effective verbal and written communication required with other faculty, administration, hospital and clinical agency personnel, visitors, and external professional agencies.

1. Current registered nurse license in Pennsylvania.
2. Current national certification as a nurse practitioner and in the State of Pennsylvania.
3. Maintenance of competence as Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP).

Preferred: Experience working with graduate nursing students. Previous experience as a director. Computer literacy in office suite software packages.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach the following to their online application by clicking "Apply Now": (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three letters of recommendation. Please attach documents as a single PDF file.
DEI Statement

Moravian University aspires to be a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. Learn more about the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the DEI Action Plan here:

Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, use of guide or support animals and/or mechanical aids, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Moravian University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational program and activity, including employment.

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:
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Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer
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Moravian University
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
(610) 861-1529
Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:
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Office of Civil Rights
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Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
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The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.
The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee’s supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation’s history. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.

  • Moravian University is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity and encouraging individuals from under-represented populations to apply. EOE

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Dawn Goodolf
    Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing and Public Health
    Moravian University
    1200 Main Street
    Bethlehem, PA 18018

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