Clinical Coordinator, School of Nursing - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The School of Nursing serves a rapidly growing population of graduate and undergraduate students, currently over 700 students.  Our dynamic partnerships between faculty across health disciplines and clinical affiliates offer cutting-edge opportunities for collaboration and programming that position us for national recognition. Working with our colleagues in medicine, rehabilitative medicine and diagnostic imaging, we envision becoming a national model for interprofessional educational excellence that uniquely prepares graduates for the challenges of today's health-care system.  The School of Nursing currently offers traditional, accelerated, and RN-to-BSN programs at the baccalaureate level. At the graduate level, our MSN- NP and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs prepare baccalaureate graduates to be adult-gerontology or family nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists. We also offer on-ground and online post- master’s options in care of populations, nurse anesthesia and leadership. For more information about us, please visit our website:

At the School of Nursing, learning occurs in a highly personalized, student-centered community that promotes academic excellence. We view nursing as both a science and an art that is holistic, goal-directed, research-based and concerned with the health and dignity of the whole person.

The Quinnipiac School of Nursing is located in a new, 325,000 square foot Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of our North Haven Campus. The Center is designed for collaborative learning among students pursuing degrees in medicine, nursing and the health professions.  Our exceptional, shared resources include 24 teaching laboratories, seven high fidelity simulation suites including 2 operating suites and post anesthesia recovery, physical exam suites, a 'high tech' accessible apartment, large conference spaces, diagnostic imaging equipment, a health sciences library, numerous standardized patient rooms and a 48-station anatomy dissection laboratory, team study rooms, student lounges, an outdoor café and multifunction class and seminar rooms. 

The successful candidate will evidence strong organization and time management skills, and work well with others. Familiarity with clinical and educational processes is highly desirable.

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


  • Serve as liaison and primary contact between Quinnipiac School of Nursing and clinical agencies.
  • Collaborate with course faculty regarding appropriate placements that meet clinical course objectives.
  • Arrange student clinical placements for all clinical courses.
  • Secure supplemental clinical experiences for students (e.g. screening events, diagnostic or procedural observations, school visits, etc.)
  • Communicate with students about clinical changes and/or clinical geographical considerations.
  • Place students in specific clinical groups based on student course schedules.
  • Provide course objectives, evaluation materials and other information as required.
  • Cultivate new clinical placement relationships.
  • Oversee and maintain currency of databases for clinical sites, agency and preceptor contact information, certification and expiration, contract initiation and renewal, student placements, issuing and use of tuition remission vouchers.
  • Maintain each semester a listing of current clinical faculty and preceptors, including degrees held, teaching expertise and assignment, certifications and waiver status as appropriate.
  • Monitor student compliance for clinical readiness and communicate noncompliance to appropriate personnel.
  • Notify clinical agency/preceptor/clinical faculty of students’ leave of absences or change in status.
  • Conduct part-time faculty orientation each semester, in collaboration with the program chairs and course coordinator.
  • Make site visits to evaluate new placement sites and support new clinical faculty.
  • Write acknowledgment letters to clinical agencies/preceptors/clinical faculty at the beginning/ end of each semester.
  • Provide rosters and site information to course faculty and program directors and chairs at the start of each semester.
  • Evaluate current clinical sites and report any concerns to appropriate personnel.
  • Incorporate evaluations from clinical sites in planning future clinical rotations.
  • Manage the E*Value clinical database and related processes.
  • Report aggregate data to the Program Chairs and Quality Improvement Committee.
  • Maintain a file of active part-time faculty and preceptor curriculum vitae, credentials and compliance with health requirements as necessary.
  • Maintain a record of graduate student preceptor clinical hours for preceptor re-certification.
  • Collaborate with the Dean’s office in planning Partnership Council meetings.
  • Serve on a rotational basis on committees: Clinical Compliance and School of Nursing committees.
  • Support accreditation processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters in Nursing or a related field
  • Eligible for licensure in Connecticut
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in database management


All applications must be submitted through our online application system. Applications materials should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in, and qualifications for, the position. Contact information for three references must be submitted on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.


Job Code:  2013-1506

Keyword Phrases

  • School of Nursing - Administration
  • Clinical Coordinator, School of Nursing
  • Diversity
  • New Programs
  • spirit of community
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
  • Nursing Education
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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