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Faculty and Coordinator for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

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Position Information

Position Title Faculty and Coordinator for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Division College of Nursing
Department Instruction
Vacancy Number F19-022
Work Location Atlanta
Hours per week
Scheduled Hours

Dr. Linda Streit, Dean of the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University is seeking candidates for the position of Coordinator for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the implementation, supervision, and evaluation of the DNP program. The DNP Coordinator reports directly to the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.

This is a tenure track eligible appointment. Faculty rank commensurate with experience. Position would begin on or after August 1, 2018.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. Recruitment of qualified students and growth of the program;
2. Supervision of the DNP curriculum (including BSN-DNP);
3. Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, the Graduate Program Committee, multiple other university and college committees to strategically plan and evaluate the curriculum;
4. Formulate effective relationships with clinical mentors to facilitate Scholarly Project placements;
5. Collaborate with the Graduate Program Committee to provide visionary leadership in development of new approaches to DNP education; and
6. Participate in the development of quality reports submitted to the College, to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, National League for Nursing, and other reports pertaining to the DNP program.


Qualified applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college/university, unencumbered Registered Nurse licensure in Georgia with advanced practice certification as nurse practitioner (or eligible for licensure and certification) and a record of scholarship commensurate with a minimum rank of Associate Professor. Additional qualifications include graduate teaching and curriculum experiences, excellent leadership and communication skills, and a demonstrated understanding of nursing accreditation standards.

The College of Nursing is located on the Atlanta, Georgia campus of Mercer University. Founded in 1902 as a school of nursing, the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing is the oldest nursing program in Georgia. Over its 115-year history, the College has graduated more than 7800 nurses. Since its founding, the College remains dedicated to educating the person, fostering the passion, and shaping the future of nursing. The College merged with Mercer University in 2001 and offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing, a Doctor of Nursing Practice, and a Ph.D. in nursing. The College of Nursing is located on Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta, GA and is one of four academic units within the Mercer Health Sciences Center. The campus is located within close proximity to multiple acute care hospitals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other healthcare and academic institutions. The Atlanta area provides an ideal environment for cultural and intellectual stimulation.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a current CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy, along with vision and opportunity for DNP education. The names of three references with titles, business and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers must be provided. For references, include an employer and colleagues who can address ability to fill this specific type of academic appointment.

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Applications and nominations will be accepted for the position until filled. Inquiries, nominations or questions about the position can be directed to:
Dr. Linda A. Streit
Dean and Professor
Chair, Search Committee
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

The complete position description along with the website to submit an application online is available using the following link:

Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? No
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? No
Job Category Faculty
Post to JobTarget? Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Pay Basis Monthly
Internal posting only? No
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Mercer University's mission is to teach, to learn, to create, to discover, to inspire, to empower and to serve. Having read this, how do you see yourself fitting in and contributing to the mission?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. References
Optional Documents