James Adams has taught in the accelerated Master of Science in Nursing program (SCAN and ELM) and within other School of Nursing graduate programs for the last four years. He collaborated in the development of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program, which started in 2009 and was awarded a three-year California Department of Mental Health Student Educational Grant.
Additionally, Adams has developed many new clinical facility affiliation agreements, instituted recovery model curriculum, and has collaborated with APU Theater to begin innovative psychotherapy practice modules for PMHNP students in learning/practicing psychotherapy.
It is Adams’ personal teaching philosophy that students learn that offering hope, instilling self-responsibility and empowerment, as well as helping the individuals we serve in seeking a meaningful role in life is the single most critical factor in becoming an effective nurse practitioner.
M.S. in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing – University of Pennsylvania, 1995
B.S. in Nursing – Thomas Jefferson University, 1982Credentials/Certifications
Preparatory Academic Nursing Faculty Program (Post-Master's) - Azusa Pacific University, 2009
- Psychiatric Mental Health
- Substance Abuse
Courses TaughtGNRS 534
– Psychiatric Assessment across the Life SpanGNRS 535
– Psychiatric Interventions and Health Promotion across the Life SpanGNRS 584
– Mental Health Nursing
Monday and Tuesday 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 1 to 2 p.m.
Building One, Room 361, West Campus