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Florida Gulf Coast University - Assistant Professor DNP Nurse Anesthesia

Myers McRae Executive Search (Florida Gulf Coast University) - Fort Myers, FL

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Florida Gulf Coast University, a comprehensive state institution of higher education in Southwest Florida, seeks nursing educators at both the doctoral and master’s level to join its highly successful nursing faculty as part of a significant expansion of the School of Nursing at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


FGCU is seeking three CRNA educators to teach at the graduate level and to be involved in course and/or curriculum development and research/scholarship. These nursing faculty members will hold the rank of Assistant Professor and will participate on School, College, and University committees and/or initiatives. All positions are 12-month, on-campus continuing appointments.

Primary duties may include but are not limited to the following:

• Teaches at the graduate level in the DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Program courses and across other graduate-level nursing courses, as needed, based on qualifications and experience.
• Mentors students completing the DNP Project.
• Conducts clinical teaching and simulation labs and advising.
• Conducts scholarship as described in Faculty Performance Evaluation Document (FPED) and College documents.
• Provides service to School, College, University, and professional community in the form of committees, accreditation activities, etc.
• Functions as an effective, active, and collegial team member.

Required Qualifications

• Earned doctorate in nursing or related field from a regionally accredited institution/program (or equivalent)
• Prelicensure master’s or doctoral degree with a Nurse Anesthesia major from a regionally accredited institution and nationally accredited nurse anesthesia program (or equivalent)
• Three or more years of clinical experience in the CRNA role
• Current unrestricted license as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Florida or eligible for licensure
• Current CRNA certification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)
• Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications Preferred Qualifications
• Ph.D. from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent and a nationally accredited nursing program
• Experience as a faculty member in a nursing education program at the College/University level
• Experience with virtual/distance teaching platform experience
• Experience with simulation in education
• Evidence of scholarship leading to professional presentations, research, and/or publications
• Service in professional organizations (e.g., membership and/or committee involvement)
• Bi- or multi-lingual, with Spanish preferred as one of the languages

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Demonstrated expertise in nurse anesthesia knowledge and clinical practice
• Strong communication skills
• Demonstrated computer skills using web-based applications and Microsoft Office Suite
• Competence in use of technology in teaching and distance learning
• Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning
• Demonstrated appreciation of continued scholarship and service to the School, University, and community

Fort Myers, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University is situated in beautiful Southwest Florida. Sunshine State residents and visitors alike love Fort Myers for its historic, friendly, diverse communities. Located in Lee County with an estimated population of 87,000 people, this city offers a great quality of life as well as beautiful white sandy beaches, scenic waterways, public and private golf courses, delicious cuisine, and year-around warm weather. Want to see more of Florida? Fort Myers is a short drive to Naples, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Captiva, and within a three-hour drive to Miami or Orlando.

Position Contact
Jennifer Barfield
Executive Vice President and Consultant
(478) 747-7123
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