Chief Nursing Administrator

Posted 09/12/2022


John Brown University seeks a full-time Chief Nursing Administrator to lead the institution’s largest undergraduate program. The Chief Nurse Administrator serves as the Chair of the department with administrative duties primarily, but also some instructional responsibilities. The position will begin as early as January 2023 but no later than August 2023, depending on candidate availability. This position reports to the Dean of the College of STEM and Health Professions. Responsibilities include providing guidance for the faculty and staff of the department, managing course loads, faculty duties and course assessment, overseeing the departmental budget, maintaining records required by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE) and communicating with the dean and university administration about the JBU nursing program. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to advising current students, and participating in the recruitment of new students, attendance and participation at public events, as appropriate, and service on university committees.


The JBU Nursing Department is a young, CCNE-accredited program housed in a 5-year-old facility designed specifically for nursing education that includes modern classrooms, a high-fidelity simulation lab, other appropriate technology and faculty offices. Our BSN is a relationally-focused program that implements a Concepts Based curriculum. The Nursing program is currently the largest major at John Brown University and is home to many first-generation and minority students.


John Brown University's mission is to provide Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives. We are a Christ-centered, interdenominational university that leads the nation in integrating faith and learning, fostering holistic spiritual formation, promoting pragmatic liberal arts education, and preparing people to follow Christ’s call to serve others in all areas of life. All faculty members must be in agreement with the Faculty Employment ObjectivesEmployee Expectations and Articles of Faith.

Required qualifications

  • Registered nurse (RN) with a graduate degree in nursing
  • A minimum of 3 years nursing practice experience
  • Hold (or be eligible for) an unencumbered license in the state of Arkansas
  • A commitment to working with first-generation students and a diverse population of students
  • Must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ

Preferred qualifications

  • A terminal degree in nursing
  • Academic experience in nursing
  • Membership and active participation in professional nursing organizations
  • Demonstrated evidence of scholarly potential
  • Demonstrated experience with first-generation and diverse populations


A competitive salary exists which will be commensurate with training and/or experience. In addition, JBU offers a comprehensive benefits package including 403(b) retirement plan, medical and dental insurance, tuition remission, leave related to the birth of a child, adoption leave,and moving expenses.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experience. JBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage.

More information about JBU

A summary describing the university is available online.


Please upload the following documents to the "Upload Your Documents" page:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Your resume or CV
  • Faculty application (completed and signed)
  • Statement of Christian Commitment -regarding your relationship with Jesus Christ and your Christian Commitment (integration of faith and learning) related to your teaching, scholarship and/or service.