Coordinator of the Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistant Programs


Review of applications begins Wednesday February 14, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.


Southern University at Shreveport, Louisiana (SUSLA) is accepting applications for the Coordinator of Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistant Programs position. SUSLA is a comprehensive community college serving Shreveport, Bossier City, and surrounding areas in Northwest Louisiana.  It is one of five campuses constituting the Historically Black Southern University System. The University serves approximately 3,000 undergraduate students and offers 32 undergraduate degrees and certificate programs in a variety of fields including Allied Health, Nursing, Aerospace Technology, Business Studies, Behavioral Science/Education and Science & Technology.



The Coordinator of the Practical Nursing (PN) & Nursing Assistant (CNA) programs has the responsibility of developing, revising, and implementing the curricula of both of these programs.  Primarily, the Coordinator ensures that adequate personnel and facilities are available for effective instruction; that students receive the competent teaching, supervision, and evaluation needed to be successful; and that all guidelines for program approval are met according to each regulatory agency.  The Coordinator reports directly to the Director of the School of Nursing.  


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Direct the daily operations of both the Practical Nursing and Nursing Assistant programs
  • Administer the programs in accordance with the Louisiana Administrative Code
  • Maintain professional relationships with administrative authorities, faculty, and other academic and support units.
  • Recommend candidates for faculty appointment and retention
  • Oversee the admission of students and assure proper documents are submitted to the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE) and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH)
  • Assist faculty with teaching assignments
  • Supervise and evaluate faculty in the didactic and clinical setting
  • Attend LSBPNE Board meetings when possible
  • Maintain student records
  • With input from faculty, prepare and manage expenditure of approved budgeted funds
  • Conduct Advisory Committee Meeting

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)
  • Valid, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in medical-surgical nursing or nursing education (at least 1 year as a medical-surgical hospital staff nurse providing direct patient care); applicant must practice for a minimum of six (6) full-time months during the three (3) years immediately preceding application
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic Life Support Certification


    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • 3 years of teaching experience in an academic setting







APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send cover letter, resume, transcript(s), and three references to:


Wayne H. Bryant, Director of Human Resources
ATTN: “Coordinator of Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistant Programs” Vacancy
Southern University at Shreveport
3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Shreveport, LA 71107  (NOTE: Please type “Coordinator of Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistant Programs” in the Subject line)


Southern University at Shreveport does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Tuesday W. Mahoney, Johnny Vance, Jr. Student Activity Center, (318) 670-9201. Section 504 Coordinator: Ms. Jerushka Ellis, Health & Physical Education Complex, Room 314, (318) 670-9367.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties.

Criminal background check and reference verification is required.

Southern University at Shreveport, an institution within the Southern University and A & M System, seeks to provide quality education for its students, while being committed to the total community. This institution prepares students for careers in technical and occupational fields; awards certificates, diplomas and associate degrees; and offers courses and programs that are transferable to other colleges and universities. Dedicated to excellence in instruction and community service, this open enrollment institution promotes cultural diversity, provides developmental and continuing education, and seeks partnerships with business and industry.


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