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Director, Nursing Research

Title: Director, Nursing Research

Location: Remote/Nationwide Remote/Nationwide USA

Full Time

The Director of Nursing Research partners with leadership to design, plan and implement Kaplan Nursing s strategic research initiatives including defining research priorities, identifying and facilitating research partnerships, designing and implementing research studies, analyzing data, synthesizing findings into scientific articles and white papers, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals and industry publications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plans, implements, and evaluates nursing research and evidence-based practice activities in nursing education
  • Promotes, supports, and facilitates individuals engaging in research activities to advance research in education/practice, evidence-based practice, the conduct of research, research utilization, and dissemination of research results.
  • Conducts annual research needs assessment and uses results to construct a strategic nursing research plan.
  • Collaborates and develops innovative programs to educate, mentor, and enhance the knowledge of institutional partners and the Kaplan nursing team.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, Nursing Innovation & Graduate Programs, organizes and conducts workshops, conferences, symposia, advisory boards, and other similar activities.
  • Promotes the development and testing of more efficient educational processes, identifies new ways to incorporate technology to enhance learning and discovers more effective approaches to promote lifelong learning.
  • Seeks research funding through grant applications as applicable.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., EdD, DNP) in nursing education or related field from an accredited college or university
  • 5 years as a nurse in a teaching/leadership/research role
  • 2 years experience facilitating research activities preferred (may be as principal investigator of a grant or active involvement in designing and delivering research projects).
  • Must have an active RN license
  • Current CITI training
  • Proficient in using SPSS and NVivo software
  • Comfort with business suite technologies such as GoogleSuite and ability to adapt to new technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Institutional review board (oversight and submission of applications) experience
  • Proven track record of publishing evidence-based research and/or peer-reviewed articles.

We offer a competitive benefits package including:
Remote work providing flexible work/life balance
Comprehensive Retirement Package including 401K company match and two pension programs
Our Gift of Knowledge Program provides tuition assistance and substantial discounts for our employees and close family members
Competitive health benefits and new hire eligibility starts day-1 of employment
Generous Paid Time Off includes paid holidays, vacation, personal, sick paid time-off, plus one (1) volunteer day and one (1) diversity and inclusion day to participate and give back to our local communities
And so much more!


This position is a Salary Grade B