Director - Collaborative Nursing Program

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-05-10

Director, Collaborative Nursing Program
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Located 45 minutes east of Toronto, this Collaborative Nursing Program is seeking a nursing education leader to grow this thriving program. Recently awarded seven-year accreditation status, the Program is one of its institution's flagships - and this position represents the opportunity to lead it to even greater levels of excellence, scope, and societal impact.

Within a progressive and vibrant institutional environment, the Collaborative Nursing Program has 700 students, 7 full-time UOIT nursing faculty and 10 full-time Durham College faculty. The program is housed within the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), home to 29 full-time faculty, many of whom are involved in teaching required and elective courses within the Nursing Program curriculum. The Program includes two partnerships. In partnership with Durham College, the Nursing Program offers a Collaborative BScN and an RPN-to-BScN degree. Within this partnership, a unique, fully-integrated model of program development and delivery thrives on the shared UOIT-Durham College campus. Additionally, an innovative partnership with UOIT, Durham College and Georgian College allows for the delivery of the RPN-to-BScN program on the Barrie Campus of Georgian College. Within the FHS at UOIT, the Masters of Health Sciences program offers UOIT nursing faculty opportunities for graduate teaching and thesis supervision.
The Caring Curriculum is central to teaching and learning approaches in the Collaborative Nursing Program. Class size in nursing courses typically ranges from 45 to 55, with nursing clinical groups of six to seven.

All approaches to scholarly inquiry are valued equally. Faculty represent a broad spectrum of focus, including: human experience of health and illness, women's health, mental health, end-of-life care, and accessible education - including technology-enabled learning and program evaluation, and simulation.

The Program optimizes technology-enabled teaching innovation. Its recently built facilities offer innovative technologies such as the 30-bed Interprofessional Centre of Excellence in Simulation.

The UOIT Nursing Program, offered jointly with Durham College and Georgian College, has excellent relationships with its 50 healthcare organization partners, representing many types of health services. A wide variety of hands-on experience is offered to students, including clinical placements for first-year students

The Director of Nursing will position teaching and research within UOIT's Collaborative Nursing Program for future growth, including a new Masters field in the MHSc Program. Candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to collaborative nursing education, and the ability to lead an academic team of analogous size and profile. A PhD, a scholarly profile commensurate with the level of Associate Professor, and eligibility for Ontario nursing credentials are also required.

UOIT is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Consideration of candidates begins in May 2013, and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Inquiries may be sent to; to apply, please submit a cv and cover letter online at


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