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Program Manager- Nursing Professional Development

Up to $120,433 yearly

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Last Updated: 6/07/21

Job Description


Works under limited supervision to identify and maintain nationally accredited provider unit. Organizations designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation as accredited providers of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) must have a clearly identified Provider Unit (PU) that is accountable for all aspects of planning, implementing, and evaluating NCPD activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure as a Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas with a minimum of a graduate degree, with either the BSN or MSN in nursing from an ACEN or CCNE accredited nursing program. Certification as a Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Specialist is preferred. Experience as a Lead Nurse Planner for an American Nurses Credentialing Center Accredited Provider Unit preferred. Five (5) years’ experience in the healthcare field, preferably in a hospital setting; Two (2) years management experience preferred.

Essential Functions

  1. Leads the UTSW Provider Unit (PU) and has responsibility and authority to ensure compliance with ANCC Accreditation Program criteria for all aspects of planning, implementing and evaluating nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) activities. Coordinates the APU application, self-study, re-accreditation, and annual reports.
  2. Ensures adherence to ANCC Accreditation Program criteria for operations of the PU. Selects and orients the organization’s Nurse Planners. Implements structures and processes to ensure Nurse Planners understand and comply with ANCC Accreditation Program criteria.
  3. Maintains current working knowledge of accreditation criteria as well as federal, state, and local requirements for nursing continuing professional development and continuing competency.
  4. Engages in continuous improvement process to evaluate the effectiveness of the Provider Unit (PU) in delivering quality NCPD activities and influencing nurse learners’ professional development.
  5. Oversees Nursing Clinical Ladder.
  6. Meets or exceeds financial goals and objectives of PU. Develops and monitors Professional Development budget.
  7. Serves as primary point of contact to the ANCC Accreditation Program Office.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Self-directed and able to organize and manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.

Work requires high level of effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

Work requires interdisciplinary collaboration between nursing, physicians and allied health professionals

Working Conditions

Work in a hospital or hospital clinic environment. Walking, standing, bending, turning and stooping.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimum require prior approval of Vice President for Human Resources Administration or his/her designee.

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code §51.215.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information

Company Details

Dallas, Texas, United States
Find our openings at https://jobs.utsouthwestern.eduUT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. The faculty of more than 2,700 is responsible for grou...