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Registered Nurse-Academic Retention Specialist, ADN Program

Los Angeles, California Job ID 204778
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Reporting to the Director of Nursing ADN, assists students in the attainment of academic achievement through effective performance management and oversight as a liaison with Director, Assistant Director of Nursing, faculty and various departments such as, but not limited to: Career Services and Admissions for the purpose of increasing retention, identifying and mitigating potential and current retention issues and assesses student progress and strategizes with students, advises various leadership of retention issues and process and provides academic support, and evaluation related to scheduling, financial needs and grades.  Establishes specific learning objectives, conducts remediation workshops and tutorials, and develops methods to ensure graduates pass NCLEX with a satisfactory level of performance of higher than 80% pass rate for first time test-takers.


Must have a minimum of three (3) years practical experience as a licensed registered nurse.  With at least one (1) year of direct patient care within the last five (5) years or one (1) academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience in the designated nursing area or its equivalent that demonstrates clinical competency within the last five (5) years.

Advanced knowledge and abilities in the following areas: student development/engagement, experience with high risk students from diverse backgrounds, effective study skills and learning strategies, active learning,  effective communication and problem solving strategies would be most beneficial in this role.

Leadership knowledge in the program field to cultivate a learner-centered environment and to foster excellence.


High school graduate or equivalent required.

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college which shall include courses in nursing, or in natural, behavioral or social sciences relevant to nursing practice.

A master's or higher degree from an accredited college or university which includes course work in nursing, education or administration preferred.

Additional course work in counseling or education preferred.


Current unencumbered Registered Nurse License in California required.

Current CPR card. 




American Career College’s commitment to quality education for over 40 years has provided students excellence in hands-on healthcare training at our campuses in Ontario, Los Angeles, and Orange County. American Career College is dedicated to the belief that all students have the right to succeed and reach their full potential. To meet this challenge in postsecondary education, American Career College’s mission is to provide adult learners with the skills and technical knowledge needed for initial employment in entry-level positions. With more than 50,000 graduates, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the support of our communities by educating quality healthcare professionals, collaborating with incredible people, and grow in your own profession.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

American Career College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Los Angeles, California Campus: ACC Los Angeles Function: Professional CA Salary: $35.55 - $51.55

I actually see our work as fulfilling an important need in the community. The changes that occur in a student and graduate’s lives are visible and important.


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