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FNP Clinical Coordinator for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Recruitment Period

Open October 25th, 2019 through Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) is seeking qualified candidates for a DNP - FNP Clinical Coordinator for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. This position is a non-tenure track Health Sciences Clinical Professor series and ranked at the (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor) level. FNP Clinicians interested in pursuing an academic career in clinical practice and teaching will be given an opportunity to grow in UC’s youngest and fastest growing nursing school.

The FNP – DNP Clinical Coordinator for the FNP/ Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program will lead and supervise the clinical placements for FNP- DNP students ensuring that graduate students complete their 1,020 precepted hours of clinical and professional practice prior to graduation. Approximately 50% effort will be oversight of the clinical placement coordination with the remaining effort devoted to teaching practicum courses. Responsibilities for this position include DNP – FNP clinical placement coordination, teaching, and clinical practice. .

About the DNP - FNP Program: The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration is the first and only program of its kind currently offered by a University of California campus. The program is designed for BS or MS prepared nurses to achieve a practice doctoral degree with a FNP concentration.

• Current active California RN license and FNP certification
• Nationally Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner
• A minimum of two years of clinical experience as an FNP within the past 4 years.
• A minimum of 1-year of teaching experience in the last 4 years demonstrating strong teaching competency.
• Supervisory experience
• Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, or in progress
• Experience in standardized patient examinations, simulation, and online teaching
• Teaching clinical practicum or other courses as assigned.
• Work collaboratively with the DNP Program Director on the program’s planning, evaluation, and implementation process to promote program effectiveness and growth.

The DNP FNP Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the general oversight of clinical placements for all DNP – FNP students. Duties will include:

o Oversight of the quality of the clinical placement experiences.
o Conducting site visits (in-person, electronic and virtual) to evaluate preceptors, clinical sites and student competencies.

o Maintaining and identifying preceptors and clinical placements sites.
o Providing orientation to preceptors and develop preceptorofessional development opportunities.
o Developing performance improvement plans for students and monitoring competencies.

o Addressing students’ academic and discipline issues, along with the Associate Dean of Academic Programs.
o Providing student advising during preceptorship.
o Annual review of evaluation tools and methods to determine consistency with practicum course learning outcomes/objectives.

Applicants should submit complete applications that include the following: Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Teaching Evaluations, Cover Letter, and Curriculum Vitae. In addition, applicants must also solicit a minimum of 3-5 references written by superiors and/or academic advisors.

Position will remain open until filled.
Application instructions and details of the positions can be found at:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

The UCI School of Nursing is distinguished by its community-based approach to promoting, improving, and sustaining health and wellness throughout the community. In January 2017, the University Of California Board Of Regents designated the program of nursing sciences as the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing. Ranked as one of the top 50 in research funding, the School of Nursing is dedicated to advancing evidence-based clinical practice and the discipline of nursing through scholarly research, education, and practice. Today, the School of Nursing is home to more than 200 highly qualified students and offers baccalaureate, master, and doctoral degrees. Many opportunities exist for collaboration with the campus and the diverse Orange County communities.
The School of Nursing is one of four academic units in the College of Health Sciences which includes a School of Medicine, Program in Public Health, and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. More information about the School of Nursing can be found at:

The Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at UC Irvine is the newest nursing school in the prestigious University of California system. UC Irvine, also one of the younger campuses in the UC system, was ranked #1 of all universities under 50 in the US by Times Higher Education in 2012. The campus embraces a growing relationship with the diverse communities surrounding UCI, and has many innovative programs designed to prepare graduates to meet societal needs. UCI is home to several interdisciplinary research centers including Global Health Research Education and Translation (GHREAT), the NIH-funded Institute for Clinical Translational Science (ICTS), California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2), and the Center for Computer Games & Virtual Worlds.

Located in sunny Orange County, CA, UC Irvine is 15 minutes from the beach and an hour from both metropolitan Los Angeles and scenic mountain environments. UCI offers its faculty very attractive and affordable housing on campus in a growing community. The public schools in Irvine are consistently among the best in the country. In sum, UCI and the surrounding communities offer an ideal place to work and live.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required