Janice Hoffman

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Professor; Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Virginia Science and Technology Campus
Innovation Hall
45085 University Drive
Suite 200
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
United States
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Janice J. Hoffman, PhD, RN, ANEF, is a professor of nursing and senior associate dean for academic affairs at GW Nursing. With over 38 years of nursing experience, Dr. Hoffman has taught in baccalaureate, graduate, associate and diploma nursing programs, as well as serving in staff development positions in acute care and military facilities. Previously, she was associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Missouri. An experienced academic administrator, she has also held positions as the assistant dean of the BSN program and the vice chair of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Hoffman’s areas of expertise include academic acute care nursing, new graduate transition, preceptor development and clinical decision making. Her work related to New Graduate Nurse Transition included serving as the director for the design and implementation of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s SPRING Program, as well as the implementation of a residency program at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Hoffman was selected to serve on the panel that developed the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Practice Transition Accreditation Program and has served on the Advisory Boards for several acute care hospitals’ Nurse Residency Programs. Dr. Hoffman was recently awarded the 2017 Capstone International Book Award by STTI for her book, Medical-Surgical Nursing – Making Connections to Practice. Dr. Hoffman is also a retired United States Navy Nurse Corps Captain. 

Current Research

  • Academic acute care nursing
  • New graduate transition
  • Preceptor development
  • Clinical decision making


  • University of Maryland, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • California State University - Fresno, Master of Science in Nursing
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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