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The PLU School of Nursing is seeking a Program Coordinator to lead our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
Practitioner Doctoral program. Starting in September 2022, this opportunity features a full-time tenure
track Assistant/Associate Professor position, as well as an essential leadership role within our growing Doctor of Nursing Practice program

This position is for a full-time tenure-track position with primary teaching responsibilities in the Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program. This position will also include acting as the PMHNP Program Lead/ Track Coordinator. Regularly scheduled courses will include teaching management of substance-related and addictive disorders, a series of PMHNP courses that include psychopathology, assessment, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic psychiatric conditions across the lifespan, psychopharmacology, management of complex trauma, psychotherapy, and a PMHNP immersion capstone course.

Teaching responsibilities will include: coordination of the course activities for didactic/hybrid, lab (if applicable to course) and clinical components of the course; communicating with clinical and lab faculty associated with the course; teaching and evaluation of the students, clinical supervision or instruction. Additional responsibilities include: possible supervision or participation in DNP project committees, participation in department committees and meetings, evaluation activities for the program, participation in University faculty assembly, participation in additional school activities, such as pinning, graduation, orientation. This position reports to the PLU School of Nursing Associate Dean/Dean.

PMH Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists are eligible to apply for this position.

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Please contact Dr. Kathleen Richardson at with any questions.

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