Adele Webb, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN
Executive Dean of Healthcare Initiatives at Capella University
About Dr. Adele Webb, Ohio, USA
Adele Webb is the Executive Dean of Healthcare Initiatives at Capella University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Akron, her Master’s in Nursing from The Ohio State University and her PhD in Nursing from Wayne State University. She began her nursing career as a NICU nurse and transitioned into the emergency room in a pediatric setting. In the early 1990’s, Adele began focusing on HIV in under-developed countries. Over the last 25 years, Adele’s focus has been on international nurse capacity building as it relates to both communicable and non-communicable diseases. She has received extensive funding for her international work and has published her findings in several refereed journals. She has contributed to WHO guidelines, testified to the Institute of Medicine and given testimony to the White House on nursing workforce issues. A sought-out speaker on international nursing care issues, Adele continues to collaborate with the World Health Organization as well as the World NCD Congress. This work has resulted in Adele’s contributions to nurse capacity building in 51 countries. In recognition of her body of work, Adele has received not only the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Lifetime Achievement Award, she has also received the Nicholas Andrew Cummings award for Excellence in Interprofessional Practice from the National Academies of Practice. Adele is an International Council of Nurses Global Health Fellow, a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. In 2019, Adele was named One of One Hundred Great Nurses in Ohio.