GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES :
Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Nursing, provides academic advising and career planning guidance for students interested in learning about the various nursing certificates and degree levels as well as how to prepare educational work and applications for more advanced nursing education.
Position involves building supportive relationships with students, helping students to clarify their educational and career goals, providing information on scope-of-work for nurses at various levels, providing transfer and college application information, and providing contact information with admissions personnel in area nursing programs.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES :
Assist students from various levels of nursing programs (CNA, PN, ADN, BSN) who are interested in learning more about advancing their nursing preparation;
Meet with students to help them identify goals and to make appropriate academic, transfer and career plans to further their education in nursing;
Know the regional colleges current nursing program admissions policies, procedures and practices;
Understand the pre-requisites and the four and eight semester course delivery sequences recommended for the ADN and PNC programs and be current regarding the graduation requirements of each;
Be appropriately available to the student by appointment, telephone or email;
Maintain thorough and accurate records of all significant interactions with the student and to use Advisor Notes when possible;
provide summary information for inclusion in yearly activity and outcomes reporting;
Know the availability and scope of services and resources at GCC and at regional higher education nursing programs; refer the student appropriately when his or her needs exceed the academic advisor's capacity to assist;
Comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and maintain appropriate confidentiality of information regarding the student;
Participate in advisor development opportunities to maintain current knowledge and enhance advising skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Familiarity with educational expectations of various levels of nursing education;
A Bachelor degree in a relevant content area or documentation of appropriate certifications and credentials in lieu of the Bachelor's degree;
Ability to provide on-campus and off-campus hours to meet with students during times recommended by the program department chair or program coordinator;
ability to also communicate with students via phone, e-mail or other electronic means especially in the case of fully online students;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with a diverse range of students;
Knowledge of accurate information about transfer options and transfer institution-specific requirements in the content area;
Readiness to work collaboratively with relevant advising center and department chair / program coordinators on and beyond campus to have accurate and timely information to share with students;
Willingness and availability to take part in advising professional development opportunities.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS :
Is a nurse or has a background in providing or supporting nursing education;
Two years' experience teaching, advising, or providing educational support such as but not only career planning and tutoring with college students;
Current knowledge of GCC instructional and application policies and procedures as well as the services and programs available to students;
Familiar with advising principles as described on the GCC Academic Advising Center webpages;
Ability to work effectively with MYGCC advising system and / or very computer literate and able to readily learn this system and how to use advising notes.
EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT :
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.