Dr. Adele Webb serves as president of Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Cleveland campus. With nearly four decades of experience in a range of education and healthcare leadership roles, Dr. Webb brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the position.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Webb supported the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care for more than a decade, most recently as the association’s executive director in Akron, Ohio. She spent the preceding decade in a variety of healthcare leadership roles, including co-investigator at Nurses SOAR!, a U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration-funded nurse capacity building program; vice president of Children’s Health Interventions; and a nurse scholar at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Her clinical experience includes 14 years as a level III nurse clinician at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Akron. Dr. Webb also served in educator roles for more than a decade, including as an associate professor and chair of graduate faculty at the University of Akron.
Dr. Webb has worked to advance healthcare through fellowships at the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, Switzerland, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in San Francisco, the National Academies of Practice and the American Academy of Nursing in Washington. Dr. Webb has also contributed to a large scope of consulting projects for high-profile organizations including the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, the Institute of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, among others.
Dr. Webb earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from The University of Akron; a Master of Science nursing administration from The Ohio State University in Columbus, where she was a university fellow; a Doctorate of Philosophy in nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit; and a certificate in non-profit management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
This presentation will focus on the work completed in several African countries that assessed the capacity of faculty in schools of nursing. The in country assessment included both qualitative and quantitative data that examined not only faculty knowledge and skills but also faculty confidence. Results of the initial assessment will be shared as well as the plan that was created and implemented based on assessment results. Handouts will include content slides as well as assessments/tests. Recommendations for continued support of faculty will be presented.