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Averett University Retains B. E. Smith to Provide Interim Leadership and Recruit Chair of Nurse Education

LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) August 06, 2013

B. E. Smith, a full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated to the healthcare industry and higher education healthcare organizations, has been retained by Averett University in Danville, Va. B. E. Smith will provide Interim Leadership while simultaneously leading a national chair of nurse education search for the university. One of the top healthcare executive search firms in the industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than 900 healthcare executives into organizations.

Averett University is a well-established, co-educational, comprehensive liberal arts institution and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university enrolls more than 2400 students on its main campus and 13 other Virginia locations. Averett partnered with Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC), a 350-bed licensed acute care hospital, to develop and implement its new nursing program, and there has been tremendous regional support for the program. Averett and the community anticipate further expansion to meet the ever-changing, growing workforce demands of the healthcare community.

Housed in a state-of-the-art nursing education facility in Danville’s historic River District, the nursing program utilizes multiple delivery modes to meet the needs of students. The program has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and received provisional approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing in May 2013.

Averett University is seeking an experienced professional with a proven track record of teaching and providing leadership in an accredited higher education nursing program. The chair of nurse education will utilize his/her diverse experience to develop, implement and direct the university’s new nursing program, its faculty and curriculum. He or she will ensure compliance with the Virginia Board of Nursing regulations and SACSCOC accreditation requirements, as well as seek accreditation of the nursing program by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Other responsibilities include leading strategic planning, budget development, new program development and evaluation, faculty/staff recruitment and evaluation, self-study process and standardized testing. The chair of nurse education will be familiar with the current use of technology in nursing education as well as a current knowledge of registered nursing practices.

The complete job posting for Averett University’s chair of nurse education position can be found on the B. E. Smith website.

About Averett University:
Founded in 1859, Averett University is a co-educational, comprehensive liberal arts university located in Danville, Va. Fully-accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Averett enrolls more than 2400 students on its main campus and in its statewide programs. The university was among the first in Virginia to create an accelerated program for working adults. One of Averett’s premier programs is its biological and physical sciences department. Students pursuing a major in biology can choose from concentrations in biomedical sciences, environmental studies, biology/chemistry, medical technology, radiologic technology and biology with a teaching license for grades 6-12. To learn more visit

About Danville Regional Medical Center:
Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is a 350-bed licensed acute care hospital located in the heart of the Dan River Region of Virginia. The leading medical center in the region, DRMC provides high-quality healthcare to residents of communities in Southern Virginia and North Carolina. It is one of the leading healthcare providers in the area offering open heart surgery, spinal surgery and advanced cancer treatment. To learn more visit

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare executive search firm and a top-ranked provider of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Management Consulting. Veteran healthcare recruiters and regional healthcare experts partner with each client to create customized solutions. B. E. Smith’s proven methodology has resulted in the recent placement of more than 900 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and one of the largest databases of skilled senior-level healthcare executives in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit or call 855-254-8261.

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