University of Nevada Las Vegas

Dean, School of Nursing

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Dean, School of Nursing. UNLV seeks a scholar  with the vision and leadership skills necessary to partner with Dr. Diane Z. Chase, UNLV’s newly appointed Executive Vice President and Provost, in further developing and implementing  a new and compelling vision for the School.

The School of Nursing

For more than half a century, the UNLV School of Nursing has contributed to the advancement of health care through its student-focused curriculum, hands-on learning, and industry-experienced faculty. The School educates almost 200 undergraduate and 100 graduate-level nursing students within four degree programs (BS, MS, PhD, and DNP) and is served by a 35 member faculty.  

The School’s baccalaureate and master's programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and have full approval by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. The next accreditation review by the CCNE for these programs will be during 2023. The new UNLV doctor of nursing practice program has begun the process of applying for CCNE accreditation with a site visit scheduled for fall, 2017. For information on UNLV School of Nursing, please visit or view

The University

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a doctoral university with higher research activity. Tied for second most diverse university in the nation, UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities.  

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Vice President & Provost, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Nursing and is responsible for providing energetic, visionary and effective leadership for the organization. The Dean will oversee the School's operations and the strategic allocation of resources to ensure the continued excellence of Nursing faculty and its programs. In addition, the Dean will develop and articulate the long-range strategic vision and specific strategies in support of UNLV's Top-Tier Initiative. The Dean will also work closely with the University's executive leadership in leading the School’s engagement in cross-campus, multidisciplinary partnerships that will significantly increase opportunities for innovation and research productivity.  

The next Dean will play an important role in the future growth of the School as well as ensure its success in research, education, and community impact. View a complete position profile and list of qualifications.

Application/Nomination Process

Position is open until filled. Applicants must submit a CV, letter of interest and three professional references. E-mail submission preferred. Nomination letters should include the name/position, and contact information. All nominations/applications will be handled in confidence.

Submit applications and nomination letters to: 

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue Whittier, CA 90601
562-360-1353 (FAX)
Subject:  “UNLV-NURSING”


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Posted August 2017