Faculty Handbook :: Position Descriptions

Administrative Officer for Nursing Programs

Position Number: FA002

Reports to: Dean of Science, Mathematics & Health Professions (FA017)

This position serves as the program administrator for the Associate of Science Degree Nursing program. The position is responsible for maintaining program approval with the Virginia State Board of Nursing, and for the oversight of the didactic component of the curriculum and the various clinical rotation sites required to provide student experiences in all aspects of nursing care; recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of adjunct faculty and on-campus laboratory staff; supervision of secretarial support staff assigned to the department; admission, remediation, and retention of students; and supervision of full time faculty.


Teaches 12 to 15 contact hours per year, and identifies and supervises remedial didactic and clinical courses each semester.


Develops and revises curriculum to ensure that program standards meet VCCS, Virginia State Board of Nursing, and VWCC guidelines. Prepares required and necessary documents for curriculum reports and catalog changes.


Recruits, supervises, and evaluates adjunct faculty employed at the program’s clinical sites, and conducts appropriate faculty in-service and training activities each semester to ensure continuity among full time and adjunct faculty. Supervises and evaluates the on-campus laboratory staff.

10% Completes the annual NLN and Board of Nursing surveys and reports regarding program activities, curriculum, budget, and faculty.
10% Maintains student records and monitors overall student performance. Maintains records on program persistence, retention, and graduation rates. Ensures program meets established benchmarks and goals related to these aspects of the program.
5% Chairs the Lay Advisory Committees and communicates with members regarding pertinent issues related to the advisory role.
5% Supervises overall operation of the clinical and on-campus laboratory components of the curriculum, and ensures that appropriate standards for patient treatment are followed.
5% Chairs the Nursing Admissions Committee, directs processes for selecting students, assesses admission data, and interviews applicants.
5% Participates in the VCCS Nursing Program Directors regularly scheduled meetings and ensures program complies with VCCS directives related to system wide Nursing education.
5% Interacts regularly with hospital administrative staff to maintain good community relations at all clinical sites. Interacts regularly with other administrators and faculty of regional schools of Nursing (within and outside of the VCCS) to facilitate articulation agreements for LPN to RN, RN to BSN programs, and to share resources and strategies to address nursing workforce issues.