Nursing Admissions and Progressions Coordinator

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
Date Posted: 09-12-2018
Washington Adventist University

Nursing Admissions and Progressions Coordinator
(Position is open until filled)
Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

The Nursing Advisor and Progressions Coordinator furthers Washington Adventist University’s mission and value by advising students academically and developing individual academic plans that satisfy degree requirements.
Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Advises students on academic opportunities, requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Provides clear explanations of general studies, degree, elective and degree requirements for the undergraduate nursing program.
  • Offers students a mentoring relationship by discussing areas of personal concern, guiding them in defining and developing realistic academic plans and goals to achieve plans.
  • Facilitates student’s understanding of graduation requirements within the sphere of university policies and procedures.
  • Provides information about strategies for utilizing the available resources and services on campus.
  • Monitors the progress of students in the nursing program. Facilitates the discussion of student progression by maintaining a database of student academic issues (with guidance from Department of Nursing policies) and by bringing a list of student names to the Department of Nursing Admissions and Progressions Committee for determination of revision of the student’s academic plan.
  • Contacts students receiving deficiency or probation notices and facilitates appointments for the student to meet with their nursing advisor to discuss and identify progression problems.
  • Assists undergraduate students with adapting to university life, identifying appropriate academic strategies, selecting majors and minors, developing post-graduation plans, and in achieving academic success.
  • Evaluates transfer credits, monitors students’ academic progress, and assesses degree completion.  
  • Handles applications for internal acceptance into the nursing program and coordinates the notification of students of their admission status into the nursing program. (This may include prioritizing applicants, presenting applicants to the Nursing admissions and progressions committee; and facilitating letters to all applicants.)
  • Routinely consults and works with faculty and other administrative offices such as Admissions, Student Financial Services, Counseling Center, and the Registrar.
  • Works with MECP (Military Enlistment Commissioning Program) students.
  • Contacts students identified by the WAU Admissions office as having been recently accepted as pre-nursing majors.
  • Assists in updating the Nursing department website with current information.
  • Handles incoming inquiries regarding the nursing program.
  • Occasionally attends local community colleges’ “transfer days” to speak with students who plan on transferring to a 4-year university to complete their BSN.
  • Supports and affirms a culture of distinctive excellence and exceptional service.
  • Attends University events and, required meetings (including weekly Convocation)
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Excellent reading and writing skills
  • Excellent computer literacy skills and strong use of technology.
  • Prior experience advising students desirable
  • Commitment to the value of Christian education
  • Must exhibit initiative, creativity and resourcefulness
 Language Skills:
  • Superior command of English grammar and spelling.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Exceptional presentation and public speech ability.
Mathematical and Technology Skills:
  • Intermediate knowledge and application of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to deal with a variety of office situations.
  • Applies logical or scientific methods to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

Benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare, including vision, dental and prescription drug
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Competitive 403B plan Retirement Plan
  • Tuition assistance for employees, spouse and dependents
  • Life insurance including supplemental and accidental death and dismemberment policies
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Aflac Insurance
  • Legal Insurance Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.
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