Adriana Glenn is the Director of the RN-BSN Program Track and Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and at George Washington University in Ashburn, Virginia. She also continues to engage all BSN students in her role as an Academic Coach. She has almost 30 years of experience as a family nurse practitioner and over 10 years of experience in higher education. Her primary research interest consists of studies using qualitative methods to study how families of children with rare diseases use the internet for communications, health information-seeking behaviors, and finding online support. Additionally, she has an interest in addressing issues regarding culture and health.
Dr. Glenn has extensive experience teaching in a variety of academic environments including clinical instruction, precepting and lab instructor at a community college, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Dr. Glenn lends her expertise as a legal nurse consultant rendering opinions related to the delivery of nursing and other healthcare services.
She is entering her fifth year of employment at GW. She has been actively involved in refining her teaching and developing her scholarship by collaborating with various teams. Some of the highlights include Dr. Glenn securing a grant from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation, completion of a manuscript with Dr. Marchi in performing qualitative content analysis on MY WAYS data collected by Dr. Lupu and her team, and a recent appointment as Director of the RN-BSN Program Track.
Dr. Glenn has expanded her teaching role and responsibility with the appointment to the academic coach position. She attended the Consortium in Higher Education (CHEC) conference in June seeking new information and strategies to continue to support students seeking academic coaching services and further develop the role at GWUSON.
In the refinement of her teaching to ABSN students at GW, Dr. Glenn relies heavily on her philosophical orientation and approach to working with adult learners. Her philosophy of teaching is to create an environment that is supportive, fosters learning, and allows adult learners to participate in supervised exploration. Adult learners should feel comfortable and supported so they are receptive to learning. Instructors should be concerned about getting students to become more responsible for their learning which is best achieved using a constructivist approach. Communication from the instructors to the students should be both verbal and nonverbal and should reinforce to the student he/she is able, capable, and valuable. She strives to be positive and always maintains high expectations for all of her students. Dr. Glenn has multicultural skills and is sensitive to individual needs. In her teaching role, Dr. Glenn tried to engage all students on metacognitive activities which will help to develop their analytical and critical thinking. Students deserve challenging learning experiences that allow them to process information more critically thus, providing them with more opportunities for personal and educational growth.