Janice J. Hoffman, BSN ’79 has been appointed as Assistant Dean at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON)

Baltimore, Md. – Janice J. Hoffman, PhD, RN, was recently named Assistant Dean for the Baccalaureate Program at University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). In this role, Hoffman will provide leadership and oversight to UMSON’s undergraduate program, which enrolls approximately 700 students.

Hoffman brings more than 30 years of diverse experience in teaching, leadership and management, and direct patient care to her new position. She has been a member of UMSON’s faculty since 2008, serving as assistant professor and vice-chair of the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health. In those roles, she supported faculty development and mentoring, coordinated course schedules and faculty teaching assignments, and served as a faculty member in the Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions Master’s Certificate Program. She previously taught in both the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Prior to working as a nurse educator, Hoffman held a variety of clinical, educational, leadership, and administrative positions in hospitals in the Maryland-Virginia region, and in California while serving as an active duty nurse in the Navy.

“I am honored to have been chosen for this vital position at one of the leading nursing schools in the nation,” says Hoffman. “In collaboration with my talented faculty colleagues, we will help maintain UMSON’s stellar reputation and continue to graduate the largest number of direct care nurses in the state annually.”

Hoffman holds a PhD from the University of Maryland School of Nursing; a Master of Science in Nursing Education from California State University, Fresno; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.