Job Summary: 

The nursing academic clinical coordinator serves as the liaison between the Nursing Department and clinical agencies for the purpose of management of student clinical experiences within the Pre-licensure BSN Program. Additionally, site contract development and compliance, conflict resolution, and outcomes assessment reporting are required. The role includes the equivalent of one day of clinical teaching in the fall and spring semesters.


Essential Functions:

  • Promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University as demonstrated by the University Ideal Characteristics.  As we are an equal opportunity employer committed to Franciscan values, all employees share responsibility for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the performance of their roles while demonstrating service orientation, respect for all, intellectual curiosity, solution focus and innovation, and mutual accountability.
  • Develop and maintain robust selection of clinical sites that meet student learning outcomes for all nursing programs, with an emphasis on undergraduate pre-licensure clinical education.
  • Document the criteria and process for selecting clinical sites according to Nursing Department, State Board of Nursing, and University policies.
  • Ensure compliance and documentation of clinical site affiliation agreements.
  • Advocate for the development of links between the clinical and didactic aspects of the curriculum and communicate the student-learning outcomes to clinical sites and preceptors.
  • Maintain site data related to clinical placements per State Board of Nursing requirements and Nursing Department policies.
  • Design clinical rotation schedules in collaboration with course faculty.
  • Anticipate and intervene when schedules, clinical site expectations, and/or unexpected events change clinical schedules.
  • Provide front-line advocacy at the clinical sites for student experiences.
  • Maintain currency in nursing clinical education literature and regulations.
  • Serve as clinical faculty for one course/group in each semester (fall, spring) commensurate with clinical expertise and in accordance with Nursing Program needs.
  • Perform other services as deemed reasonable by program director or department chair.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend Nursing Department faculty/staff meetings
  • Attend course or level meetings as relevant to clinical education
  • Participate in commencement and/or pinning ceremonies, if desired
  • Participate in annual performance review, including self-evaluation and goal-setting



  • Commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of Alvernia University.
  • Registered nurse licensed in Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing [MSN preferred; if BSN, plan for completion of MSN within 5 years]
  • Minimum 2 years recent clinical experience
  • Preferred experience teaching in higher education or clinical fieldwork supervision
  • Strong organizational and communication (written and oral) skills


Physical Requirements:

  • Attendance on campus is required in order to perform the duties of this job.
  • Work is divided between office/classrooms on campus and travel to off-campus clinical sites: Personal transportation is required.
  • Must meet any health requirements of affiliated clinical agencies, including but not limited to immunizations, TB screening, annual Flu vaccination, etc.


Contact:               Human Resources


Posting Date:     March 26, 2021

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