OLOL College

Dean of Nursing

Job Description

Position Title: Dean of Nursing
Department: Nursing
Position Status: Full Time, 12 months
Reports to:  VP for Academic Affairs
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Last Revision Date:  September 2016

General Summary: 

The Dean of Nursing works in direct support of the Vice President for Academic Affairs in matters related to nursing students.  The Dean of Nursing is responsible for supporting the mission of the College by creating and maintaining a safe, healthy, and supportive environment and culture that synthesizes the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of our students in a holistic way.

Our Lady of the Lake College is a subsidiary of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOLRMC) and is an integral component of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System in Louisiana, with an active presence of Franciscan Sisters in the College.

It is desired that the successful candidate have an appreciation for Catholic higher education; an abiding ability to actively support the Catholic ethos of the College; a calling to the College’s mission; and a commitment to promote collegial collaboration with student life educators in order to foster a student-centered approach to the formation and education of the students.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) and eligible for licensure in Louisiana
  • Earned Doctorate Degree required in nursing or related discipline
  • Minimum of one (1) advanced degree in Nursing from a regionally and professionally accredited institution
  • Clinical health-care experience or experience overseeing clinical programs
  • Have exposure to and an understanding of evidence based practice, research and scholarship
  • Possess an understanding of the value of formation as essential to higher education in the Catholic intellectual tradition
  • Exhibit an appreciation and respect for exemplary teaching at all degree levels
  • Experience/expertise with a variety of accreditation processes, especially those related to professional degree programs
  • Be able to demonstrate senior leadership experience in higher education administration or comparable experience with health care education

Working Environment:

Founded in 1923 as a hospital-based diploma nursing school, the College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and has approximately 1650 students with a full-time faculty of 71. Current programs of the School of Nursing include DNP-Nurse Anesthesia, MSN-FNP, MSN, BSN, RN-BSN. Approximately 72% of students are enrolled in nursing programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Our Lady of the Lake College is the only Catholic/four-year private college in Baton Rouge. This location in the capital city of Louisiana, one hour west of New Orleans, offers distinct advantages. Baton Rouge’s urban environment has nearly 1M in the metropolitan area and provides faculty, staff, and students with theatre, music, dance, art, festivals, sports, and the region’s world-renowned Cajun cuisine.

Applications: The College is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc., and a complete search prospectus can be found at http://academic-search.com/sites/default/files/OLOLCollegeNursingProfile.pdf. Additional information can be found at www.ololcollege.edu. Applications should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of five professional references with full contact information. Nominations and applications can be submitted electronically in confidence to:


Ann Die Hasselmo (Ann.Hasselmo@academic-search.com) may be contacted directly for more information regarding the search. Review of applicant materials will begin January 9, 2017, and the search is expected to conclude early in the spring semester.

Our Lady of the Lake College is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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