Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Yale University School of Nursing (YSN) is seeking a highly qualified candidate to direct and teach in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Our DNP Program is an innovative post masters, 3-year part time, hybrid curriculum focused on advanced leadership and policy in building healthcare systems excellence. Our students are experienced registered nurses from around the world. The program was established in 2012, is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, and admits a selective cohort of approximately 15-20 students per year. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Yale School of Nursing one of the nation’s leading nursing schools. YSN is now at number 6 in overall School of Nursing and number 8 in its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

The Director is responsible, in concert with the faculty, for maintaining the quality of the academic curriculum through development, implementation, and evaluation. The Director collaborates with national and international immersion sites regarding student placements. The Director holds scheduled meetings of faculty teaching in the program throughout the year. As a member of the faculty, the appointee will be expected to contribute to teaching, service, practice, and research at YSN. The Director reports to the Executive Deputy Dean and works closely with the Acute Care/Health Systems and Primary Care Division Chairs. 

Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program


  • Doctorate in nursing or related field
  • Evidence of experience and scholarship in leadership and health policy
  • Eligible for ladder rank appointment
  • Experience in graduate education
  • Progressive leadership in academic administration
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in partnerships between academia and practice
  • A history of success in nursing scholarship
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically

Salary and rank for all positions will be commensurate with previous accomplishments and experience. Yale University School of Nursing is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Men, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and members of underrepresented ethnic and racial groups are encouraged to apply.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply online, by submitting a curriculum vita and cover letter describing their qualifications: All application materials and correspondence will be kept confidential.   

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