|LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, one of the largest private, non-profit universities in the United States, seeks multiple Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners to teach on-campus and online for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time and adjunct PMHNP faculty positions are available. Applications and nominations are now being accepted.
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Founded in 1971, Liberty University is an accredited evangelical liberal arts institution. It has 17 colleges and schools, more than 100,000 students, and over 600 programs of study from the certificate to the doctoral level. Over 400 of these programs are available online to students around the globe, including those serving in the U.S. military.
The beautiful 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, VA, has more than 350 buildings, which are equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and research resources.
Liberty faculty are mentors as well as distinguished educators. They have real-world experience, advanced degrees from some of the world’s most respected schools, and a strong commitment to the Christian faith.
The University has been paving the way in distance education since the mid-1980s. Today, students access course content in Blackboard and over 750,000 electronic books, journals, and peer-reviewed articles.
Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com – and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com.
Liberty University School of Nursing (LUSON) blends the art of caring with the expertise of science and research giving students a holistic approach to the nursing field. Students are taught how to care for their patients physically as well as tend to their mental, emotional, and spiritual needs.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Liberty University School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The School has five 100% online postgraduate and doctoral programs:
• Postgraduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
• Doctor of Nursing Practice
• Doctor of Nursing Practice/Family Nurse Practitioner (also available as a residential program)
• Doctor of Nursing Practice/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
• Ph.D. in Nursing – Nursing Education
The PMHNP faculty will support the DNP/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. This will include teaching responsibilities in one or more of the following: residential classroom /executive format that may include lab, online courses, clinical and practicum instruction/supervision, student advising, scholarship, student projects, and clinical practice.
PMHNP faculty members report to the Chair of the APRN/DNP program, with the Program Director overseeing all courses. To be successful in this position, a candidate must have experience in graduate-level instruction, scholarship, and clinical experience with PMHNP students and be active in clinical practice. Faculty will have opportunities to participate in departmental and university responsibilities.
• Collaborates with the PMHNP Lead Faculty, Practicum Coordinator, Advisor, Faculty Support Coordinator, and ultimately, the Chair of Doctoral Studies in Nursing to support the DNP/PMHNP program and PMHNP practicum courses and scholarly projects.
• Provides direct and indirect practicum supervision to designated students, consistent with the program and course learning objectives that includes advising, supervising, and evaluating PMHNP practicum students.
• Provides didactic teaching through Blackboard and Microsoft Teams.
• Provides direct support to PMHNP and Family Practice Practicum Lead Faculty through the grading of practicum assignments of designated students.
• Serves as the primary liaison on behalf of the School of Nursing between the Practicum Preceptor and Practicum Course Lead Faculty.
• Conducts evaluation of designated practicum students in the practicum setting at least once during each practicum course. This may include site visits or collaboration and dialog with student and preceptor via e-mail, electronic communications, or in-person. This evaluation will include the site, the preceptor, and the student’s ability to meet practicum requirements and student learning objectives.
• Additional duties as assigned.
Candidates must be committed to the evangelical standards and mission of Liberty University. Finalists will complete Liberty’s online application that requires agreement with a faith statement and a letter from their pastor. A copy of Liberty’s faculty application form is available for review at https://www.liberty.edu/media/1312/applications/FacultyApp-08042009_Final.pdf.
A graduate degree in nursing with preparation as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is required. A current and unencumbered Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license for the state where candidate is located if teaching online, or eligible for an unencumbered Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license in Virginia if teaching on the campus, is required.
Other requirements include:
• National certification as a PMHNP from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP)
• Current certification in American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider with an AED
• Excellent computer skills, including Blackboard and Microsoft Teams
• Current clinical practice in the role of PMHNP
• Excellent personal communication and professional manner
• DNP or PhD degree
• Certification as a FNP in addition to PMHNP certification
• Five years of experience as a PMHNP in a direct-care setting
• Experience in graduate-level instruction, scholarship, and clinical experience with PMHNP students
• Experience in practicum and student supervision
Lynchburg, VA, has a population of more than 75,000, with the metropolitan area tallying more than 250,000 residents.
Situated on the banks of the James River, Lynchburg has a vibrant central city that fosters a strong sense of community and offers outstanding cultural venues, performing arts, and recreational opportunities. Locally owned stores, casual and fine dining restaurants, art galleries, theatre, and special events mean something is always happening downtown. Lynchburg operates one of the top school systems in the state.
Outdoor recreational opportunities include hiking, camping, biking, fishing, boating, rowing, rock climbing, and more. Eight miles of hiking and biking trails, including portions through downtown, run through the city’s Blackwater Creek Natural Area.
Nearby cities include Roanoke, VA, at 50 miles; Greensboro, NC, at 115 miles; and Washington, DC, at 180 miles.
Application and Nomination Process
Confidential inquiries are welcomed, and nominations are invited.
Application packet must include: 1) Letter of interest, 2) Current curriculum vitae, and 3) Five references with full contact and e-mail information, including at least two professional and one pastoral (or small group leader, etc.) (References will not be contacted without applicant’s consent.)
Additional information will be requested upon receipt of application.
Submit application packet to Liberty-PMHNP@myersmcrae.com (preferably as PDFs). Applications will be reviewed and considered upon receipt. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Submit nominations to Liberty-PMHNPfirstname.lastname@example.org with complete contact and e-mail information on the individual being nominated.
Liberty University does not engage in unlawful discrimination or harassment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability, or military veteran status in its educational programs and activities. Liberty University maintains its Christian mission and reserves its right to discriminate on the basis of religion to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objectives. The following persons have been designated to coordinate Liberty University’s compliance with certain anti-discrimination laws: Coordinator of LU Online Disability Accommodation Support at (434) 592-5417 or email@example.com; Director of Disability Accommodation Support (Residential) at (434) 582-2159 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Executive Director of Title IX at (434) 592-4999 or TitleIX@liberty.edu.
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