Clark State College has appointed Dr. Scott Dolan as Director of Nursing Programs. Dolan is a dedicated and skilled academic leader with 17 years of experience as a nurse educator and seven years of experience as an academic leader.
“I am excited to have been selected as the new Director of Nursing Programs at Clark State College,” said Dolan. “I look forward to working with an amazing team of nurse educators and healthcare partners in the Clark/Green County area to recruit a diverse group of students who will be the next generation of registered and practical nurses meeting the healthcare needs of the area.”
The Director of Nursing Programs at Clark State provides leadership and program administration for the College’s Associate Degree Registered Nursing and Practical Nursing certificate programs. Responsibilities include faculty involvement in the processes of curriculum review and revisions, and ensuring the program curriculum is relevant to current evidence-based nursing practice. The Director, Nursing Programs also facilitates the professional development of and evaluates the performance of the RN and PN program full-time and adjunct faculty; regularly reviews and revises program specific policies including those related to student admission, progression, and graduation; and tracks, trends, documents, and reports student learning and program outcomes.
As an Associate Dean of Educational Innovation, Programs, and Partnerships at Mt. Carmel College of Nursing, Dolan led a large undergraduate program through the strategic planning process, change for growth, creation of new innovative programs and faculty positions, and in the completion/attainment of program accreditations from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, (CCNE), and the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).
Dolan brings experience in establishing and maintaining community partnerships to enhance student recruitment, admission, and transition to the healthcare profession. Previous work experiences include the role of registered nurse in both the medical surgical and critical care settings. He also has leadership experience as an officer in the United States Navy.
Dolan holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education (PhD) from Capella University.