Job Details

Palomar College
  • Position Number: 5219826
  • Location: San Marcos, CA
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Director, Nursing Education
Department: Nursing Education
Palomar College

Date Opened: 03/04/2024
Close Date: 05/13/2024

Primary Function:
Responsible for the leadership, administration, planning, and development of the Districts Nursing Education Department and its Registered Nurse (RN) educational program; ensures the quality of the program and its compliance with relevant laws, regulations and external accreditation standards; supervises assigned employees.

$11,374.50 [step 1] - $13,855.54 [step 5]. Step placement may be negotiable dependent upon education and experience. Administrators that possess earned doctorates from accredited institutions are awarded an annual stipend of $1,842.81.

In addition to a competitive compensation structure, Palomar College also offers an extremely generous benefits package.
  • Insurance fully paid for employees and their eligible dependents: four medical plans, dental HMO, and the vision plan (additional plans are available that require employee buy up/monthly contribution)
  • Vacation, sick leave and 25 paid holidays
  • $80,000 employee term life/accident insurance policy (additional buy up options available)
  • Employee long-term care insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) - Confidential free counseling, financial, legal, personal and professional development resources for all members of your household
  • Additional buy up options available for other voluntary insurance benefits
  • Enrollment in CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System)

The estimated maximum value of this employer-paid benefits package is approximately $41,360 annually.

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Experience:
  1. One (1) years experience as a Director or Assistant Director of Nursing with validated performance of administrative responsibilities consistent with administering a registered nursing program, including coordinating and directing all activities in developing, implementing, and managing the program, including its fiscal planning pursuant to Title 16, 1420(h);
  2. Two (2) years experience teaching in pre- or post-licensure registered nursing programs; and
  3. One (1) years continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience direct patient care as a registered nurse or clinical instructor within the last five years; OR equivalent experience and/or education, as determined by the BRN.
  • Note: For work experience, a "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months. For supervisory experience, the experience must be at a professional level (i.e. evaluation and/or discipline of staff).


  • Education: A Masters or higher degree from an accredited college or university which includes course work in nursing, education or administration.

Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and degrees that are completed outside of the United States are required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S. equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S. credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at, or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) website at

Diversity Statement: Palomar College serves over 30,000 students from a variety of backgrounds and we are proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our student body is rich in its diversity. Click here to see a quick overview of our student demographics on our recent Student Fact Sheet.

Palomar College is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, access and antiracism. We are dedicated to empowering students to succeed and are guided by our core values; some of which are the following:
  • Access - We make education possible for everyone.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - We recognize and respect diversity, seek to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, and strive to address inequities.
    All positions require cultural competency which includes the sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

    To Apply: Visit for full details and required application materials.

    About the District:
    Palomar College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive, two-year community college that serves the greater North San Diego County region. Palomar College offers over 200 associate degrees and certificate programs to approximately 25,000 full- and part-time students. A favorite in the community among local institutions of higher education, the College is recognized as one of the top 100 Colleges and Universities in the nation for serving Hispanic students. Palomar College is just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 30 miles away from all of the exciting cultural activities that San Diego has to offer.

    Palomar College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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