Under the direct supervision of the Program Director Prelicensure Programs, Center for Academic Excellence, the Nursing Student Coach & Retention Specialist utilizes a whole-person framework to identify at-risk nursing students, provide student-centered coaching and cohort-specific interventions to promote nursing academic success, progression, and student retention. Provides nursing content-specific coaching and tutoring to assist students in development of clinical reasoning and judgment related to academic and professional developmental strategies. The Nursing Student Coach & Retention Specialist coordinates with senior nursing administration, faculty, and staff to design and implement data-driven initiatives to promote inclusive excellence, equity, and retention of nursing students.
Strategies for academic coaching and success may include personalized retention activities, (for individual and groups of students) in-person and synchronous and asynchronous web-based learning. The Nursing Student Coach & Retention Specialist collaborates with nursing faculty to facilitate student utilization of educational product support (e.g. ATI resources) to promote course and programmatic student success. Informs faculty, co-adjuncts, and staff knowledge regarding best practices of academic coaching, retention and student performance. Uses internal and external resources to make strategic referrals to address the needs of student social determinants of health that impact student success. Functions as an experienced nursing professional with strong skills in planning, organizing, information integration, decision-making and attaining results. Demonstrates excellent leadership and interpersonal skills in order to develop cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and students in the RSNC and across the campus and University.
This individual contributes to student orientation sessions and open houses, supports RSNC, the university, and the community at large, through participation in committees, task forces, and other school and community events. Furthermore, the SNC Nursing Student Coach & Retention Specialist assists with policies and proposals, and maintains communications, systems, records, statistics, reports, and documents relative to progression and retention in the prelicensure program.
Minimum Education and Experience:
This position requires bachelor’s degree in a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience plus a minimum of five years of relevant experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The individual should demonstrate an understanding of nursing educational pedagogy. The following skills and experiences are also required:
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Significant attention to detail and the ability to learn and communicate
Experience in the development and implementation of student success programs and workshops
Demonstrated experience working with a diverse population of students
Significant and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint required) and in using student information systems.
Must demonstrate evidence of continual professional development
A master’s degree or PhD in Nursing or Nursing Education are strongly preferred. A current New Jersey nursing license is strongly preferred. CNE certification is highly desired. Teaching experience in a baccalaureate degree nursing program is also preferred. Expertise in ATI Testing, NCLEX-RN preparation is highly desired.
Salary: Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and within departmental budgets.
Posting Number: 21ST0955
Location: Rutgers University-Camden
Internal Number: 130654
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.