Janice Adams, DNP, MPA, RN

Associate Dean and Director, School of Nursing

Dr. Adams began her nursing education at Norfolk General Hospital School of Professional Nursing, graduating with a Diploma in Nursing in 1979.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University, Master Public Administration (MPA) from Troy State University and Doctorate in Nursing Practice from American Sentinel University in Aurora, Colorado.

Dr. Adams served the U. S. Navy as a legalman at Naval Air Station, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Upon completion of nursing school, she returned to the U. S. Navy Nurse Corps retiring in December 1998 at the rank of Commander.  Dr. Adams’s career in the Navy included orthopedic, ear, nose and throat, mental health, and critical care nursing.  She directed the Quality Management Department at Naval Hospital, Naples, Italy.

Dr. Adams was one of the first Navy nurses assigned to an outpatient military clinic. She was awarded multiple awards for her dedication to nursing leadership and changing the paradigm for military outpatient nursing while serving as the Nursing Director in the Otolaryngology Clinic at Portsmouth Naval Hospital.

Upon retirement from the Navy, Dr. Adams entered nursing education. She has taught and directed at multiple undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.

Dr. Adams is an active member of the American Nurses Association, President of the Florida Nurses Association, and member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.