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Education Program Administrator

  • 512333
  • Full-time


The mission of the Arizona State Board of Nursing is to protect and promote the welfare of the public by ensuring that each person holding a nursing license or certificate is competent to practice safely. The Board fulfills its mission through the regulation of the practice of nursing and the approval of nursing education programs. The mission, derived from the Nursing Practice Act, supersedes the interest of any individual, the nursing profession, or any special interest group.

Education Program Administrator

Job Location:

1740 West Adams

Phoenix, Arizona 85007 

Posting Details:

Hourly Pay Range:  $22.86 - $42.10

Grade: 22

This position will remain open until filled

Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision the Education Program Administrator performs consultative and administrative work for the Board of Nursing and reports directly to the Associate Director for Education and Evidence Based Regulation.

In this position, the EPA is expected to exhibit excellent customer service and teamwork skills and communicate verbally and in writing at a high level.

The ability to manage a challenging workload is critical to accomplishing the work to be done.

Job Duties:

• Conduct approval and pre-approval survey visits of existing and proposed nursing education programs; gather evidence of compliance with rules for approval

• Communicate and consult with administrative officers, school faculty and students to: facilitate quality program development and verify program compliance with rules and statute

• Assist with organizing and providing oversight for the Education Advisory Committee, setting agendas and meeting schedules and preparing reports to the Committee and Board as requested; keep Board informed of current climate surrounding nursing education and related issues

• Assist in the development and implementation of Board policies and procedures objectives, strategic plan, particularly as they apply to any current and future models of nursing education

• Attend State and National conferences/meetings, as appropriate, to maintain awareness of current national and global issues affecting the practice and education of nurses

 Maintain liaison with National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX® functions; maintain and distribute current reports regarding NCLEX ® and nursing education programs

• Assist in analyzing proposed bills introduced in to the state legislature, as requested, in order to determine potential impact on regulation of nursing education and/or practice

• Provides public presentations to students, nurse constituents, healthcare providers and general public for increased awareness and knowledge regarding the Nurse Practice Act, Rules and Board activities

• Review and assist in drafting proposed changes to the Nurse Practice Act and/or Rules regarding education, licensure, or practice for Board’s consideration

• Confer and correspond with individuals and groups regarding the accurate interpretation of the Nurse Practice Act and Rules as they apply to education

• Participate with inter/intra agency and extended committees or task force; provide consultation and prepare reports as necessary

• Serve as a consultant to employers, the public, licensees and nursing programs regarding current practices in nursing education

• Review and analyze data including school annual reports and results of surveys and prepare reports that inform regulation

• Prepare written reports with suggested recommendations regarding approval status for the Board’s consideration

• Confer and collaborate with the Executive Director, the other Associate Directors or the Board

• Assist in the evaluation of credentials of internationally educated applicants

• Review program curriculum materials as requested or as part of a site visit

• Contributes to every issue of the AZBN regulatory journal

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


• Must possess knowledge of: curriculum development, teaching methods, educational systems and design, AZ Nurse Practice Act, program survey techniques and methods, nursing education standards, nursing theory and practice


• Must have excellent skills in organization, time management and oral/written communications, including public speaking

• Must be able to develop, implement, direct and evaluate complex programs

• Strong skills in conducting interviews/fact finding and analysis

• Must be able to make independent unbiased judgments

• Must be able to speak, read and write English

• Communicate clearly, both verbal and written

• Must be able to plan and conduct meetings

• Skill in evaluation of nursing programs


• Ability to utilize current computer technology; able to work competently with word programs, excel and data base applications for reporting

• Ability to communicate, research and summarize information, problem solve and negotiate

• Ability to demonstrate flexibility and organize workloads to accomplish objectives

• Ability to manage diverse variety of tasks, priorities and human resources

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s In Nursing degree with significant experience in nursing education. Administrative and/or teaching/faculty experience in a professional nursing program preferred. Doctorate preferred

• Preferred knowledge of current trends in instructional delivery, including simulation and distance education modalities

• Current Arizona nursing license or multi-state compact license

• Preferred certification in a specialty area

• Travel, within and out of State up to 25%

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment

• Ability to operate motor vehicle and be eligible for Arizona driver’s license and state employees’ drivers’ training


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation plus 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

• If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mike Dodd at mdodd@azbn.gov for assistance


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.