Lebanon Valley College — Founding Chair, Nursing Program

Lebanon Valley College (LVC) seeks a Founding Chair to guide the implementation of a new program in Nursing and integrate the program with existing health science programs at the college, achieve accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), assure the nursing program’s compliance with the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing and play a leading role in the construction and opening of a new state of the art health science building and simulation lab.

The Chair of Nursing will have a unique opportunity to design and launch the B.S.N. Program from the ground up and, consistent with all academic majors at Lebanon Valley College become known for educating top clinicians in the profession who are prepared to practice in clinical, teaching and research environments. The Pennsylvania Board of Nursing granted “Initial Approval” to LVC’s nursing (B.S.N.) program on April 28, 2021. The founding chair will be responsible for securing full approval of the nursing program from the PA Board of Nursing and obtaining full accreditation. The College will provide excellent resources in support of the program which include multiple faculty lines, a complete curriculum and syllabi, construction of new space to accommodate the program, along with plans to build a state-of-the-art simulation lab. Over the years, Lebanon Valley College has expanded and built its health science programs to include a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Athletic Training, Master of Science in Kinesiology and Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology among other related disciplines. As a result, LVC has developed distinguished partnerships with healthcare systems in Pennsylvania which the Chair of Nursing will have the advantage of building upon to secure high-quality clinical sites for the program’s clinical component.

Interprofessional Education (IPE) is prominent between the health science programs and the chair of nursing will be expected to weave IPE into the nursing curriculum. The new nursing facility will be constructed adjacent to and physically connected to the Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion to encourage and facilitate interaction among all of the health-related disciplines.  

Lebanon Valley College is a private coeducational College founded in 1866 dedicated to the Liberal Arts. The College is located in Annville, Pa., a quintessential American town less than an hour drive from both Hershey, PA home to the highly ranked Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania situated along the east bank of the Susquehanna River. The town of Annville is just a couple of hours by Amtrak from Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

The successful candidate must possess a graduate degree in nursing and an earned doctoral degree in nursing, education, or a related field. The chair will have a proven record as a scholar and educator and bring significant administrative leadership experience to this position, including nursing program accreditation experience

The complete search profile may be found at https://www.agbsearch.com/searches/founding-chair-nursing-program-lebanon-valley-college.

All nominations, inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in full confidence. The search will remain open until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by April 1, 2022 and must include: a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the profile; contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).

Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to: LVCNursingChair@agbsearch.com .

For nominations and inquiries, please contact:
Richard A. Wueste, J.D., Executive Search Consultant, Richard.wueste@agbsearch.com; 719.480.3050
Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search Consultant, joy.yablonsky@agbsearch.com; (215)934-1386

Lebanon Valley College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion/creed, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and/or College policies.