Associate Dean of Nursing

College: Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing


The Associate Dean of Nursing is a position of delegated responsibility for providing leadership to achieve excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and clinical activities of the program members. The Associate Dean reports directly to the Dean of the School of Nursing and is responsible for the activities of the program and faculty. The Associate Dean coordinates activities with the Dean to achieve the education and community service missions of the school, as well as developing, establishing, and evaluating the School of Nursing programs. Associate Dean must be doctorally prepared. The specific role responsibilities of the Associate Dean are administration and teaching.


The Associate Dean of Nursing: Plans for curriculum development and content integration across all courses within the program with the Dean, the faculty, the Director of Learning and Student Development, and the appropriate faculty committees.


 Encourages and facilitates faculty teaching in order to enhance the teaching expertise within the program.


Works with the Dean to promote interest in developing community, interdivisional, and interdisciplinary academic programs.


Assists the Dean with recruitment of faculty and makes appointment recommendations to the Dean.


Provides for the orientation of new faculty within the program.


Assigns teaching and other duties within the undergraduate and graduate programs and maintains insofar as possible the equitable and mutually agreeable distribution of assignments.


Evaluates performance of faculty members in the program and makes recommendations to the Dean regarding retention, promotions, merit, tenure, dismissal or non-renewal.


Plans with the faculty and appropriate committees for student admission, progression, retention, and advisement activities related to the program. Reports results to the Dean.


Makes recommendations to the Dean related to sabbatical leaves, leaves of absence, and continuing education needs of faculty.


Meets with the Dean, Graduate Director, Director of Learning and Student Development, and appropriate committees to enhance the functioning of the total School of Nursing.


In conjunction with the Dean, encourages faculty practice activities to maintain clinical expertise.


Works with the Dean, the faculty, and community agencies to develop clinical practice sites related to the program goals and missions.


Works in conjunction with the Dean to promote community interest in developing interdivisional and inter-disciplinary clinical practice activities related to the program goals and missions.


Assumes other duties as assigned by the Dean.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain active until filled. Please send a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to dean.

Nina Ouimette, Ed.D. Dean
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing,
2149 Hickory Street,
Abilene, TX 79601,
325.671.2357 or 2399, FAX 325.671.2386.



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