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University of Tulsa- Nurse Anesthesia Program Director
Title:University of Tulsa- Nurse Anesthesia Program Director

Office or College: Oxley College of Health Sciences

Category: Faculty

Position Summary:

A tremendous opportunity to join a young, successful, growing school of health sciences in their new state-of-the art facilities as the Nurse Anesthesia Program Director.

Oxley College of Health Sciences seeks creative, collaborative and committed candidates who thrive in a highly adaptable, flexible environment with strong support from top leadership.

In the first program of its kind in the state of Oklahoma, the Nurse Anesthesia Program Director arrives at an exciting time as this program is prepared to launch with over 60 students ready to join. The Director has the overall responsibility for coordinating, implementing, and evaluating The University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program.

Reporting to the Director of the School of Nursing, the Nurse Anesthesia Program Director ensures all aspects of the program meet the Council on Accreditation (COA) educational standards and guidelines for nurse anesthesia programs.

Clinical sites have been established for the program with three large, fully supportive hospital systems.

The College provides the option of maintaining clinical work one day per week.

The position offers a generous salary and benefits package including full tuition benefits for dependents.


Characteristic Duties:

The Nurse Anesthesia Program Director will devote approximately 20% of their role to teaching, counseling and evaluating students; 5% to faculty scholarly activities; 5% to service; 40% to administrative functions including student and program evaluation; and 30% to advising on doctoral level scholarly activities.

School of Nursing

1. Provides administrative oversight and governance of program operation.

2. Coordinates nurse anesthesia curriculum development and review.

3. Monitors and ensure compliance with the Educational Standards, Policies, and Guidelines established by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA).

4. Plans/coordinates the clinical and academic affiliations in concert with the Assistant Director, Clinical Director and program faculty.

5. Conducts regular review of the curriculum with the faculty to assure its quality and currency and institutes curriculum changes as needed.

6. Collaborates with other DNP Directors to coordinate program courses and graduate and employer follow-up for overall program evaluation.


1. Assists in the recruitment, employment, orientation and development of nurse anesthesia faculty.

2. Provides leadership for institutional planning with faculty to evaluate and refine the nurse anesthesia program.


1. Participates in didactic instruction.

2. Oversees and coordinates academic advising for all nurse anesthesia students.

3. Chairs or serves on student DNP project committees.

4. Coordinates the annual admission process for the nurse anesthesia program.

A list of essential duties is available upon request.



1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

2. Graduate of an accredited program of nurse anesthesia.

3. Doctoral degree in nursing or related discipline from an institution of higher education that was accredited by an agency officially recognized by the US Secretary of Education to accredit institutions at the time the degree was conferred.

4. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in administrative, clinical, and didactic activities.

5. Unencumbered current license to practice as a registered professional nurse and APRN in Oklahoma compliant with state law.

6. Current certification or recertification by the NBCRNA.

7. Effective interpersonal and leadership skills to interact with students, faculty, and the community of interest.

8. Graduate preparation in the basic and clinical sciences relevant to nurse anesthesia practice.

9. Formal instruction in curriculum, evaluation, and instruction.

10. Current knowledge of CRNA practice, clinical content knowledge, and related professional issues as demonstrated by:

    • Current clinical practice
    • Research in clinical area
    • Education in the clinical area
    • Utilization of evidence-based practice in instruction, in consultation with clinical experts as appropriate
    • Participation in continuous professional development program

11. Current knowledge of institutional and programmatic accreditation requirements for nurse educational programs.

12. Knowledge of environmental issues (e.g. community and workforce needs, changes in financial and clinical resources, state and federal regulatory requirements, accreditation requirements, scope of practice, educational environments, healthcare reimbursement, technological advancements) that may influence the program and nurse anesthesia practice by engaging in professional development (e.g. attendance at professional meetings, active engagement in state and/or national professional associations, active participation on program and institutions’ committees, and scholarly activities).

13. A record of research, scholarship or achievement appropriate for the position.


About the University of Tulsa:

The university is a private, independent doctoral degree-granting institution led by President Gerard Clancy, former inaugural Dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences. Boasting a strong president, a visionary Board of Trustees and dedicated administrators, The University of Tulsa continues transformative growth that has seen an unprecedented rise into the ranks of the top 100 national universities.

The University of Tulsa is one of the nation’s best universities for a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The University was also recognized in last year’s edition of Colleges That Pay You Back.

About the Oxley College of Health Sciences:

Founded in 2015, the Oxley College of Health Sciences is TU’s newest college, bringing together programs in the School of Nursing, Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences, and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Additionally, the college houses the Faculty of Community Medicine, Institute of Health Care Delivery Sciences, and the Schweitzer Fellowship. The college enjoys partnerships with the Laureate Institute of Brain Research (LIBR), the University of Oklahoma and St. John Medical Center.

The college is housed in the Oxley Health Sciences Facility in downtown Tulsa. The college occupies 50,000 square feet in a building that was completely renovated in 2015. The space includes offices for college administrators, staff, and faculty, six high tech classrooms, a computer classroom, student lounge, high-fidelity simulation center, skills labs for the athletic training, exercise & sports science, and nursing programs, a research lab, and the Hurricane Health multi-disciplinary clinic. St. John Medical Center has an additional 20,000 square feet of simulation and clinical instruction space.



Living in Tulsa:

It’s been said Tulsa is “where the South meets the West”, mixing characteristics of a traditional, genteel and historic Southern city with the ruggedness, ambitions and appearances of the West. U.S. World News and Report gives Tulsa a thumbs up for best places to live with a cost of living about 15% less than the national average and lower unemployment rates.

The city offers something for everyone including the Ozark Mountains, cultural attractions, and 135 parks covering more than 6000 acres including botanical gardens, playgrounds, dog parks, outdoor fitness areas, 10 miles of river front and numerous sports parks. Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art is considered one the best art museums in America. Nearby are other art museums, a professional resident opera, ballet, symphony, and theater companies in a revitalized downtown area.

Equally diverse neighborhoods offer ideal living options for everyone including the downtown area with shops, restaurants, nightlife, and over five theaters. A historic district, a midtown district featuring parks and the trendy Brady Arts District offering the best in urban living.

Tulsa has more than 15 hospitals and specialty care centers. The two largest facilities, Saint Francis Hospital and St. John Medical Center, have earned numerous awards and national top rankings, and are also two of the city’s top employers.

Travel in and out of the area is easy with Tulsa International Airport serviced by most major airlines, including American, Delta, United, and Southwest Airlines.


The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

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