Adriana Glenn

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Adriana Glenn


Director of RN-BSN Program Track; Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Assistant Professor

Department: Academic Affairs


Email: Adriana Glenn
Office Phone: (571) 553-0711
45085 University Dr., 201H Ashburn VA 20147

Adriana Glenn is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at George Washington University in Ashburn, Virginia. She has almost 30 years of experience as a family nurse practitioner and more than 10 years of experience in higher education. Her primary research interest consists of studying how families of children with rare diseases use the internet for communications, including obtaining medical information and getting online support.

Her dissertation topic was the online communication/e-health communication uses of mothers of children with Alagille Syndrome. Her late daughter Avery, who was born with Alagille syndrome, inspired the topic.

Additionally, she has interests in addressing issues regarding culture and health. Dr. Glenn maintains her clinical practice as a nurse practitioner for the Virginia Department of Health, City of Alexandria. Her previous clinical experiences include cardiac critical care, providing health care in educational settings (K-12 public schools, higher education institutions) and working in a variety of community and public health environments including urgent care, occupational/employee health, community clinics and public health departments and clinics.

Dr. Glenn has extensive experience teaching in a variety of academic environments including clinical instruction, precepting and lab instructor at the 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 an active member of the Alagille Syndrome Alliance, American Nurse Association, International Family Nurses Association, National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties and Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing.

  • Glenn, A., Davis, S., Dawn, K. (2024). The social determinants of a heart-healthy community: A participatory action research project In J. McClinton, A. Hernandez, & A. Thornton (Eds.), Qualitative research with diverse and underserved communities. Studies section 1, case study 4.

  • Glenn, A. D., Marchi, N., Anderson, E., Aldous, A., & Lupu, D. (2023). "I don't want it to be left up to anybody else"- Qualitative study of patient experiences with advance care planning in chronic kidney disease clinic employing MY WAY intervention. Journal of Nephrology Social Work, 47(1), 11-20.

  • Sistrunk,A., Self, N., Biswas, S., Egenrieder, J. A., Kurt Luther, L., Glenn, A., & Ramakrishnan, N. (2023): Redrawing public school boundaries: An intersection of geography, education policy, and computer science. In: Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centered Computing on the Design of Cooperation Technologies - Exploratory Papers, Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (ISSN 2510-2591), DOI: 10.48340/ecscw2023_ep05

  • Glenn, A. D. & Glenn, W. (2020). Educational leaders’ need for health literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 5, (S2), 80-85.

  • Glenn, A. D. & Claman, F. (2017). Using a low fidelity simulation to enhance cultural awareness and emotional intelligence. Nursing Education Perspective, 41(1):63-64. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000425.

  • Glenn, A. D. (2015). Using online health communication to manage chronic sorrow: Mothers of children with rare diseases speak. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 30, 17-24.
  • George Mason University – Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (2014)
  • California State University, Los Angeles – Master of Arts in Education Administration Concentration: education leadership (2002)
  • University of California, Los Angeles – Master of Nursing in Primary Ambulatory Care/Family Nurse Practitioner (1993)
  • Boston University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1988)
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Community Health
  • Diversity
  • Health Care Disparities
  • Primary Health Care
  • School / College Health Center
  • Strategic
  • Empathy
  • Developer
  • Connectedness
  • Responsibility