Job Posting Title: Nurse Education Consultant


JOB:  JR20604

Full time position

Job Description

Basic Purpose

The position is assigned responsibilities under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director which involve activities related to the regulation of nursing education. This includes responsibility for interacting with other city, state and federal agencies and providing education related to the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act and other state and federal laws concerning nursing education.

Typical Functions

1. Provides written and verbal information on the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act (ONPA) and its Rules to licensees, employers, applicants, students and the public.

2. Evaluates and consults with nursing education programs (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Registered Nurse, and Licensed Practical Nurse) and Advanced Unlicensed Assistive Personnel training programs to ensure compliance with the statutes and rules relating to nursing education and Advanced Unlicensed Assistive Personnel training in the State of Oklahoma.

3. Conducts surveys and reviews national nursing accreditation reports of nursing education programs in accordance with the Rules and policies of the Board and prepares reports to the Board based on findings. Coordinates with nursing education programs follow-up and interim reports as defined in law.

4. Collects and analyzes data related to nursing education issues to identify trends and future needs. Provides reports to the Deputy Executive Director as scheduled. Responds to surveys related to nursing education.

5. Participates in the strategic planning process and annual evaluation of the division.

6. Participates in continuing education programs for licensed nurses, employers, nursing education deans, directors, chairs, coordinators, staff, and the public, consistent with Board policies and as scheduled by the Deputy Executive Director.

7. Studies proposed state legislation and rules pertaining to nursing education and provides reports to the Deputy Executive Director regarding possible effects on nursing regulation.

8. Acts as a liaison with other state agencies as appropriate.

9. Works collaboratively with other professional staff members to coordinate and perform regulatory functions of the agency.

10. Participates in and prepares reports relating to workshops, conferences, and other meetings attended as delegated by the Deputy Executive Director.

11. Interfaces with stakeholders through participation in local, state, regional and national meetings related to nursing education and the regulation of nursing practice.

12. Conveys a positive and professional image for the Agency in interaction with applicants, licensees, other state agencies and co-workers.

13. Manages a safety education program within the agency.

14. Represents the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as directed.

15. Performs other activities delegated by the Deputy Executive Director.

Education and Experience

Education and Experience requirements consist of a/an: unencumbered, current Oklahoma RN license; master’s degree in nursing required, ten years of experience as a registered nurse with four years in an administrative leadership position in a nursing education program; current Oklahoma driver’s license.

 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required includes knowledge of state and federal laws and rules pertaining to education and nursing education; and of computers, use of email and Internet, and computer software document-processing programs. Ability is required to perform the typical functions of this position with minimal supervision; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with the public, nursing education administrators and faculty, licensees and other agencies (including making presentations to large groups) about nursing education and regulation issues; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Skill is required to handle multiple assignments at the same time, including a large volume of telephone calls, emails, and letters from stakeholders, often with interruptions and under strict deadlines.

Special Requirements

Individual must possess the ability and willingness to perform job-related travel, including overnight stays and travel by car or air.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

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