at West Coast University

Date Posted: 8/30/2017

Job Description

West Coast University, a private university with the singular focus of educating health care professionals, is currently seeking a NCLEX Specialist. This is an outstanding opportunity for a professional to join a growing university as we expand our academic programs in health care and related fields.

SUMMARY:   Reporting to the Director of Nursing, and Director of Academic Operations for Vocational Nursing, the NCLEX Specialist is responsible for delivering and maintaining a comprehensive NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) Success Plan utilizing the internal American Career College initiatives and developing strategies to improve NCLEX testing for the American Career College Vocational Nursing program. The NCLEX Specialist evaluates the effectiveness of initiatives, creates new methods to improve NCLEX performance, and proposes developments in curriculum to address NCLEX subject matter areas.  Oversees and manages faculty and students for the culminating assessment of programmatic competence, Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, and provides professional leadership and support for theory and clinical teaching faculty; serves as a mentor and facilitator for faculty; and enables an environment which fosters creativity, responsiveness, and self-responsibility.  Establishes specific learning objectives, conducts remediation workshops and tutorials, and develops methods to ensure graduates pass NCLEX with a satisfactory level of performance of higher than 80% pass rate for first time test-takers.    

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required.
  • Master’s or higher degree in nursing from an accredited college or College which includes course work in nursing, education or administration preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse License required in state of employment.
  • Must have approval by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians prior to assuming the role of Nursing Instructor.
  • Current Driver’s License.
  • Current CPR Card.
  • Must have at least one year previous experience, within the previous five years, as a registered nurse providing direct patient care or equivalent experience and/or education, as determined by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
  • Three to five years previous experience teaching courses related to nursing or a course which includes practice in teaching nursing.
  • One to two years previous experience working with or in clinical sites, placing students, and coordinating related documents preferred.
  • Leadership knowledge in the program field to cultivate a learner-centered environment and to foster excellence.
  • Knowledge in technological support and delivery of program area and services.
  • Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards such as Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) or other nursing accreditors, WASC, and other accreditation standards. 
  • Experience with MS Office. 
  • Knowledge of applicable databases and computer application systems to supply the most accurate information, reports and projections. 
Your daily reward will be the personal satisfaction of having a chance to make a difference to yourself, your team, and to a group of students who expect an outstanding education and career.   
Full-time associates are eligible for an exceptional benefits package which includes:
Health, dental and vision plan
Vacation, sick and holiday schedule
Tuition Reimbursement
401(k) Plan with employer match
Flexible Spending Account
Long/short term disability and more.
To learn more about West Coast University and apply for this exciting opportunity please visit our website: 
West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Per Diem
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Job Type: Training
  • Experience: At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 8/30/2017

About Us

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