Director of Simulation (CWSON)

Nursing (Clara Ward School of Nursing)

721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
Mercer 213, Box #7807

Direct Office Phone: 423-775-7221

Status: Faculty position; salaried with benefits (11-month contract)

location: Dayton, TN

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Department Chair and CWSON Dean, the CWSON Director of Simulation is first required to evidence and maintain a vibrant, growing faith in Jesus Christ.  CWSON faculty are responsible for teaching, student advising, service to the university and community, scholarly activities and program assessment and accreditation. Faculty will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of how well they carry out these duties.

The CWSON Director of Simulation (DS) will manage and oversee a variety of activities involved in developing and utilizing the simulation lab as a vital element in the education of healthcare students and professionals – both within and outside Bryan College. Responsibilities may also include involvement in off-campus, occasional evening or weekend duties, and student recruitment, retention, and placement efforts.  These responsibilities will be guided and directed by the Department Chair and/or Dean of the Clara Ward School of Nursing.

Reports to: Dean, Clara Ward School of Nursing

Education Required

  • Have an earned graduate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
  • Healthcare Simulation Educator® certification
    • If not certified, be willing to earn this credential within four years


Experience Required

  • Have two years of teaching and/or simulation experience in nursing education
  • Have at least three years of direct client care experience as an RN


  • Teach up to 12 credit hours per contract year
  • Collaborate with faculty to schedule, develop and coordinate evidence-based simulation and lab activities to meet course objectives
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the philosophy and objectives of the nursing education simulation activities
  • Working with the Department Chair and/or CWSON Dean, create and manage a process to develop, maintain/repair and upgrade the simulation and skills labs
  • Orient faculty to equipment, policies and procedures
  • Develop short- and long-term plans for the growth, development and use of the simulation and lab facilities to benefit both Bryan College and the community
  • Demonstrate continued professional competency and personal/professional development
  • Participate fully in School of Nursing program development and assessment
  • Assist with Department special events as needed
  • Participate in academic advisement and counseling of students
  • Implement the School’s evaluation and assessment plan based upon all relevant nursing standards and guidelines
  • Participate in faith, scholarship and practice/service activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualities

  • Have a vibrant, growing faith in Jesus Christ
  • Be able to practice as an RN or APRN in Tennessee without any disciplinary action that currently restricts practice
  • Comply with all state and national simulation- and lab-related recommendations and regulations
  • Prior teaching experience is required
  • Prior simulation experience strongly preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent computer skills, including using an online learning management system, are required