Nursing Faculty

Cleveland, OH

Ursuline College

STAR  Scholars Program Coordinator - Faculty


Posted July 22, 2021



The overarching goal of the Ursuline College Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions (BSONHP) STAR Scholars Program is to improve wrap around support services for undergraduate nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a focus on Black students and other underrepresented groups, to increase graduation rates and increase a diverse nursing workforce serving the Greater Cleveland community. The Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the STAR Scholars cohort experience, track and report on student participation, and play a major role in each scholar’s pivotal first-year experience. This full-time, 12 month position, includes teaching responsibilities, and reports to the Dean of the Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions.



Continually meet with every STAR Scholar each semester to provide advising, develop individual Student Success Plans, and connect students to on-campus resources.  Coordinate Summer Institutes with Student Success Center and Dean of Nursing.  Identify and coordinate speakers and social activities for student engagement.  Track student participation, GPA, Early Alerts, identify and document barriers to success. Serve as a liaison to professional organizations and healthcare agencies to arrange shadowing, mentoring, educational and socialization opportunities. Create and monitor student study groups. Collaborate with other wrap around service providers to advocate for and facilitate student success.



Master’s degree in nursing, doctoral degree preferred.  Teaching experience.  Educational and experiential background in student advising and counseling.  The individual must possess a commitment to student success, and strong interpersonal, advising, public speaking, and data management skills. The individual must also possess the ability to work as a member of a team and exercise exceptional organizational skills, independent judgement, initiative, and confidentiality. Preference in hiring this position will be to recruit a faculty member of color.


How to Apply

For full consideration, interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita, official copies of all university transcripts, three letters of professional reference and a letter of application that includes the applicant’s philosophy of teaching.  Applications may be submitted to:

Patricia Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN, Dean and Strawbridge Professor, Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions, -- VIA -- Ms. Katharyn Battistone at .  Review of applications begin immediately.

Posted: 07/22/2021