Position in Hunt School of Nursing

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Hunt School of Nursing at Gardner-Webb University is announcing a 9-month tenure track position for an Assistant/Associate Professor to begin August 2021. This is a campus-based position with online teaching responsibilities primarily in the Doctor of Nursing Practice – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program option.

Responsibilities include teaching and managing assigned courses, collaboration with others to provide course review and revisions consistent with standards of the Program and the University, identification of the need for management of University resources while providing excellent nursing education and communication with HSON colleagues to ensure efficiency in Program, HSON and University operations. Additional responsibilities include student advisement and providing service to the University, HSON, and community. Depending on academic qualifications, candidates may also teach in other HSON programs and collaborate with graduate nursing students in development of thesis, practicum, and projects.

The Hunt School of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and offers Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and Accelerated BSN (ABSN) pre-licensure programs as well as an online RN-BSN program. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) concentrations include Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, and MSN/MBA. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program includes concentrations in Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and provides a Post-Master’s DNP entry option.

Required Credentials:

  • Doctoral degree
  • Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Required Qualifications:

  • Current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina, a compact state or be eligible for licensure in North Carolina
  • Minimum of two years employment in direct client care as a Registered Nurse
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level
  • Experience in the program accreditation process
  • Preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Applicants without this preparation may complete the required coursework within 3 years from time of employment


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application materials should be submitted via email to Amy Heavner at [email protected]create new email with Assistant/Associate Professor PMHNP – Name in the byline.