Nursing Program Specialist

Apply for the position, Nursing Program Specialist, with Fort Hays State University today or contact Human Resource Office for more information. Posted Nov 17, 2023.

The Department of Nursing (DON) is seeking a Full-time, nine-month grant funded program faculty/coordinator position. The Academic Nursing Faculty/Coordinator is responsible for coordination of the Rural Simulation Residency. This includes oversight of the Simulation Preceptors and assistance with simulation facilitation. The Academic Nursing Faculty/Coordinator reports to the NEPQR-SET Project Director (PD). The Academic Nursing Faculty/Coordinator functions as an unclassified member and works closely with faculty, staff, and students. A successful candidate should have clear English communication skills required, including (among others) abilities to speak, hear and observe students in clinical settings. This is an on campus position located on the campus of Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • License to practice professional nursing (RN) in Kansas.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing with over 3 years of clinical experience.
  • Physical capability of lifting and moving manikins, simulators, equipment and supplies for the lab.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Supervisory skills
  • Simulation experience
  • Excellent technology skills and ability to learn new software
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with event planning
Appointment Date: As soon as possible and through June 1, 2026.

Priority Deadline: December 17, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately following the priority deadline and continue until position is filled.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Obtain relevant education in simulation facilitation, simulation development, and simulator functionality. Assist the PD with recruitment of Simulation Preceptors and participants of the Rural Simulation Residency. Assists with training of Simulation Preceptors. Develop semester schedule of simulations available to participants. Develop simulation scenarios for key partners. Assist the PD with community education planning.

Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references.

Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Amy Meder
[email protected]

About the Department: Fort Hays State University Department of Nursing serves undergraduate students in a traditional on-campus BSN program and a virtual RN to BSN program. The department offers a Master’s of Nursing Education degree and a Master’s of Nursing Administration degree. In summer of 2016, the department launched a Doctorate of Nursing Practice program with an emphasis as a Family Nurse Practitioner for BSN to DNP students. At that time they also launched a Post Master’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice program for APRNs.

About the College: The College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is home to challenging and exciting degree programs in the fields of allied health, communication sciences and disorders, health and human performancenursing, psychology and social work.  With 80 full-time faculty serving nearly 2900 undergraduate and graduate students, the departments offer programs that prepare students for careers in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Outstanding facilities, comprehensive and demanding curricula, and a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching provide a framework for graduates to excel in their chosen field. In addition to discipline specific coursework, students have numerous opportunities to gain experience and knowledge through research projects, field trips, service-learning activities, teaching apprenticeships, internships, and student exchange.  Students develop skills and competencies that prepare them to be practitioners, scientists, health care providers, educators, managers, and policy makers destined for key roles in the health and behavioral sciences.

Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you. 
Nursing Program Specialist
Full Time
Human Resource Office
Nov 17, 2023
Nov 17, 2023
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