ABSN Program Director

Posted on October 3rd, 2019 by Travis Dix

The Averett University School of Nursing (AUSON) is embarking on an exciting adventure in nursing education and we are seeking a dynamic, fearless leader for the journey.  We are launching an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in the Norfolk, VA area.  This program is designed for people who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and now want to become a nurse.  The coursework is taught online, with labs, simulation and testing completed onsite at our site in Norfolk.  Clinical experiences will be scheduled in partnership with the Bon Secours healthcare system, and students can complete the program in as little as 16 months. We anticipate three starts each year in January, May and August.

You will have an opportunity to create an organizational culture that not only supports innovation but expects it.  You will be able to assemble and lead a vibrant team that embraces an out-of-the-box approach to addressing the nursing shortage in Virginia and surrounding areas.  You will work in a highly visible location with state-of-the-art equipment and resources.  And, you’ll be minutes from Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Beach.

This is a 12-month administrative faculty position, and in order to apply you will need to:

  • Have an earned doctorate from an accredited college/university
  • Have a graduate degree in nursing
  • Have at least two years of direct client care experience as an RN
  • Obtain an unencumbered RN license in Virginia
  • Live in the Norfolk/Hampton Roads/Tidewater, VA area or be willing to relocate

Averett University is a private liberal arts school located in the rolling hills of Danville, VA.  The School of Nursing offers a traditional four-year BSN degree and an MSN with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus.  We also offer the only Emergency Nurse Practitioner program in Virginia or North Carolina!  The AUSON thrives on providing innovative and cutting-edge nursing education to their students.  If you’re interested in becoming part of this remarkable team please forward a cover letter and a current CV to son@averett.edu

Email Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to:

Dr. Pamela Giles, School of Nursing
Averett University
512 Bridge St.,
Danville, VA  24541

Email address:  SON@averett.edu

Physical & Mental Demands/Work Environment

The duties of this position require performance of the following activities and work in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • High level of interaction with others requiring clear communication (speaking and listening) in person and telephonically
  • Visual and hearing acuity required to interact with persons and equipment
  • Frequent standing and walking, bending, or twisting, and occasionally sitting
  • Ability to lift, carry or move items of 10 pounds and up to 50 pounds, on rare occasions, such as equipment, supplies, and books
  • Must be able to handle items (paperwork, small equipment, tools)
  • Will need to use equipment such as telephones, printer, copier, fax, scanner, scissors, hole-punch, paper cutter, stapler, computer with Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Work uses fine manual dexterity to use equipment involving levers, buttons, keyboards, and switches such as medical equipment, computers, telephones
  • Frequent must work under time pressure, and perform tedious or exacting work, and be able to change tasks frequently
  • Must be able to work closely with others as part of a team and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Occasionally work requires lifting/carrying, reaching, crouching, kneeling, bending, twisting, pushing/pulling, reaching, kneeling, or crouching
  • At times, rarely, may need to push/pull item, crawl, climb or balance (as step stool or small ladder), or operate foot pedals
  • On occasion may need to work an irregular schedule (evenings, weekends, or overtime)
  • On rare occasions may need to respond to emergency situations or work in a noisy or distracting environment
  • On rare occasions may be exposed to electrical or fire hazards and occasionally communicable diseases
  • Seasonally may experience conditions of respiratory hazards or wetness/humidity and occasionally noise and vibration in the work environment
  • Primary work location is in an office environment 

Please note:

  • Background checks are required for all positions.
  • An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.
  • Averett University’s policies, programs and activities, including hiring practices, comply with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression and veteran status.

Averett University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.