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Graduate Clinical Coordinator

Description of Job

Under the auspices of the Dean and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, the Graduate Clinical Coordinator is responsible for graduate, and doctoral program support within the Henry Predolin School of Nursing, Business, Education, and Health Sciences (HPSoNBEHS).  Primarily, the Graduate Clinical Coordinator is responsible for securing, maintaining, and initiating new clinical and practicum site placements that meet the educational needs of graduate and doctoral students. This position leads community outreach efforts for obtaining clinical and practicum placements that meet the educational standards for program accreditation and developing community partnerships that support outstanding clinical education. 



  • Coordinates clinical services within the graduate program.
  • Conducts ongoing assessments and evaluation of procedures and processes.
  • Assists SoN Dean and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in fulfilling accreditation requirements.
  • Maintains clinical and practicum records for the program in conformance with state and federal requirements.
  • Leads policy development and policy revision efforts for graduate clinical/practicum placement.
  • Maintains community learning platform for clinical/practicum students.
  • Facilitates the clinical/practicum orientation process.
  • Maintains apprised of current graduate program curricula and graduate requirements.
  • Participates in SoN and College committees.


  • Represents the college and the nursing program at meetings, conferences, and seminars, and participates in professional organizations.
  • Enhances visibility of SoN program on and off campus.
  • Collaborates with faculty within the SoN in tracking student retention and progress.
  • Assists in marketing and recruitment for students/faculty/preceptors.
  • Facilitates faculty and staff development efforts.
  • Participates in Advisory Board Meetings.
  • Develops and implements strategies for building and maintaining clinical site placements and preceptor supervision.
  • Develops knowledge of statewide healthcare systems to enhance site selection.


  • Coordinates with the Program Specialist/Outreach Coordinator in serving the MSN and DNP nursing population and to project and manage enrollment related to clinical/practicum.
  • Assists Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and concentration-specific directors in providing preceptor orientation.
  • Liaisons with Clinical Coordinator and Compliance Officer to ensure accountability in preceptors and students completing health requirements and evaluations.

Finance Responsibilities

  • Provides input into budget needs of clinical/practicum placement.

Clinical/Practicum Site Procurement Responsibilities

  • Promotes the mission and vision of Edgewood College and the HPSoNBEHS.
  • Fosters strong relationships with current and potential healthcare organizations to facilitate clinical/practicum placements at the graduate level.
  • Oversees the placement of students in clinical/practicum sites.
  • Identifies and coordinates the procurement of preceptors for graduate student placement.
  • Travels to sites, as necessary, to initiate and formalize contractual agreements.
  • Completes onsite visits to promote Edgewood programs and maintain positive work relationships.
  • Engages and informs associate dean of graduate programs regarding aspects of the clinical/practicum program education.
  • Acts as a liaison between the student, the faculty, and the clinical/practicum site and/or preceptor to ensure effective communication and exchange of information and evaluation.
  • Assesses potential clinical/practicum sites and monitors current clinical/practicum sites to ensure students are placed in learning environments that meet the needs of the individual program(s)
  • Identifies new clinical/practicum sites as necessary to ensure graduate nursing students receive the necessary breadth and depth of clinical/practicum education appropriate to the program of study.
  • Is innovative in the establishment of new practice sites.
  • Coordinates with processes necessary for ongoing evaluation of clinical/practicum sites.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s in Nursing, Education, or related field, Master’s preferred
  • Experience in working with faculty development and working with administrative personnel.
  • Possess public and interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through collaborative decision-making and ability to work effectively with internal and external constituents.
  • Working knowledge/familiarity with HIPPA regulations.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to plan and predict student placement needs
  • Confidence in public speaking.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - GCCR
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer