Program Specialist, Nurse Anesthesia Program, School of Nursing & Health Studies - Georgetown Unive

Washington D.C.
Mar 14, 2018
Mar 30, 2018
Full Time
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Program Specialist, Nurse Anesthesia Program, School of Nursing & Health Studies - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown's highly regarded Nurse Anesthesia Program leads to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree. This full-time, on-campus 64-credit BSN-DNAP program lasts three years. The first 12 months include 37 credits of didactic coursework. The remaining 27 credits of the program - spread over 24 months - are a blend of coursework, clinical experience, and research. Clinical placements are designated by the faculty at clinical sites throughout the greater Washington metropolitan area.

The Program Specialist handles the administrative management of all aspects of the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) Program. Reporting to the Director and Assistant Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, the Program Specialist has additional responsibilities that include but are not limited to:

Program Management

  • Provides the base for successful academic and administrative operations and interfaces with various accreditation and regulatory bodies that have oversight and authority over the DNAP.
  • Coordinates all New Student and Orientation processes, including applicant database, admissions interviews, information sessions, decision letters, orientation packets, orientation and graduation events.
  • Prepares, maintains, and distributes Student, Faculty, and Administrative Manuals, updating the manuals with current information and required University administrative forms for students.
  • Prepares documents, formats, and collated materials; maintains files; and facilitates data analysis and reports.
  • Maintains all communication and reports to accreditation and board of nursing bodies.
  • Ensures maintenance of current information on all students, preceptors, and sites.
  • Generates reports, including assistance with budget and grants.
  • Conducts tabulation and analysis of evaluations of student daily evaluations, care plans, case numbers, site evaluations, preceptor evaluations, rotation evaluations, post-degree self-evaluations, and post-degree evaluations by employer.
  • Generates reports monthly and end-of-semester.
  • Communicates with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) to oversee students' licensing requirements and AANA membership status.
  • Oversees all data entry and report generation in Typhon system

Program Administration

  • Serves as the focal point for communications among the faculty, students, school administration, advisory committees and alumni, regarding all aspects of the programs and operations of the department.
  • Assists students in finding answers to logistical questions, uploads student audio files, and troubleshoots any issues for students.
  • Maintains the DNAP Georgetown University Box site, ensuring appropriate archiving of materials.
  • Prepares and makes minutes available for all program meetings.
  • Serves as the point of contact for the Typhon system, coordinating with outsourced software and hardware administration.
  • Assists faculty in securing computer repairs, resources, and updates.
  • Ensures that the DNAP intranet design and capability meets the needs of the students and faculty.
  • Organizes and keeps current information for all courses on the DNAP intranet and arranges for provisions of all course materials.
  • Handles correspondence letters to applicants, accrediting bodies, agencies, references, and any additional correspondence needed.
  • Coordinates special events, such as alumni events, welcome events, and wine and cheese informational sessions.
  • Works independently and supervises assistants, while managing and supporting adjunct faculty.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 - 7 years of office/administrative experience - preference for experience in academic or non-profit, and/or healthcare administration or nursing education environment
  • Excellent computer and technical skills with advanced skills in spreadsheet and database software
  • Detail-oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with faculty, administration, staff and students, as well as independently

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with interacting with students/clients
  • Knowledge of distance education platforms, such as Zoom or Echo 360

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