MD Anderson Cancer Center Associate Director, Nursing Programs - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Programs in Houston, Texas

Associate Director, Nursing Programs - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Programs

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Nursing at

Division of Nursing 900088

Requisition #: 117753

Associate Director, Nursing Programs - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Programs

In collaboration with the Advanced Practice Nursing Program Director, implements plans to achieve programs that align with institutional and divisional strategic initiatives. Maintains collaborative relationships with advanced practice registered nurses, institutional leaders and departments to assure the advancement of organizational goals, programs and projects. Participates in advanced practice nursing programs for MD Anderson Cancer Center. Contributes to activities that support advanced practice nursing programs. Facilitates activities that assist the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse community in maintaining compliance with professional and regulatory requirements including the State Board of Nursing and Nurse Practice Act; and other state, national and professional requirements. Participates on institutional committees and in institutional initiatives. Contributes to the professional goals and activities of the Sr. Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer and the Division of Nursing; and Directors, Administrators, Midlevel Managers and Supervisors responsible for the delivery of Advance Practice Nursing services.

Ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree inNursing and five years of recent professional nursing or healthcare expereinceto include two years in cancer care and two years of management expereince. Prefer recent experience as an APRN at MDAnderson Cancer Center and tow years management.

Salary Range: $97,900 - $120,550 - $143,200


APRN Programs &Practice

• Provides support for APRN Programs including the functions and operations maintained within the office.

• Assists in the development of new programs such as Transition to Professional Practice APRN Mentorship Program.

• Participates in activities to support advanced practice registered nurses including regularly scheduled meetings, professional development programs, recognition programs, website, and professional development model, and other programs or activities as needed.

• Participates in APRN shared governance committees: APRN Council, Credentialing, Education, PDM, Practice and Competency Leadership, and Orientation.

• Collaborates with the Advanced Practice Nursing Program Director, Division of Nursing, Division of Human Resources, The Medical Staff & Credentialing Services Office and appropriate institutional committees in the development and implementation of institutional policies and procedures that are specific to Advanced Practice Registered Nurse staff members.

• Functions as a licensed and credentialed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in a proportion necessary to maintain licensure as an APRN. Required to maintain licensure, certification and continuing education as dictated by the APRN license.

• Assists with addressing institutional APRN policy and practice issues.

• Assists with addressing safety events related to APRN practice in Safety Intelligence and attends daily safety briefings.

APRN Education & Training

• Assists with development and management of clinical, education and training programs as assigned.

• Manages the Post-Graduate Fellowship in Oncology Nursing Program as the program director. This includes candidate selection; Fellow education and training; clinical practicum placement, practice oversight, curriculum design, and data analysis of outcome measured.

• Collaborates with Nursing Workforce Development related to policies and practices of APRN students.

• Provides support and resources for APRN preceptors.


• Participates as assigned on institutional committees and in institutional initiatives related to advanced practice nursing.

• Assists in measuring and analyzing the institutional contributions of APRNs including committee membership and participation and professional accomplishments as identified in the Professional Development Model and assists in development of a framework for measuring APRN practice outcomes

Other duties asassigned


Education: Bachelor's degree in Nursing or related field.

Preferred Education: Master’s degree in Nursing or related field; Doctorate (Academic)

Preferred Certification: APRN accreditation

Experience: Five years of professional nursing or healthcare experience to include two years in cancer care and two years of management experience.

Preferred Experience: Experience as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Two years of leadership or management experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.