Lavonne Adams

Associate Professor
Annie Richardson Bass Building 3227 | 817-257-6805


Doctor of Philosophy, Leadership, Andrews University
Master of Science in Nursing, Andrews University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Wright State University
Associate of Science in Nursing, Kettering College of Medical Arts

Courses Taught

Selected Courses commonly taught
NDNP 82181 Advanced Practicum I
NDNP 82283 Advanced Practicum II
NDNP 82183 Advanced Practicum I
NDNP 88083 Advanced Project
NDNP 88082 Advanced Project
NURS 40582 Adult Health Alterations II: Clinical
NURS 40913 Role Development & Nursing Management: Concepts
NURS 40984 Role Development & Nursing Management: Practicum
NURS 40114 Adult Nursing II: Concepts

Areas of Focus

Research interests: leadership and management, disaster preparedness and response, surge capacity for disasters, suicide prevention
Professional background includes critical care and emergency nursing

Adams, L.M. (2016). “Promoting Disaster Resilience through Use of Interdisciplinary Teams: A Program Evaluation of the Integrated Care Team Approach.” World Medical & Health Policy, 8, 8-26. Adams, L.M., Reams, P.K., & Canclini, S.B. (2015). “Planning for Partnerships: Maximizing Surge Capacity Resources through Service Learning.” Journal of Emergency Management, 13, 557-564. DOI: 10.5055/jem.2015.0265. Adams, L.M., Canclini, S.B., & Frable, P.J. (2014) “Skip the infection, get the injection: A case study in emergency preparedness education.” Nurse Education in Practice, 15, 58-62. Adams, L.M., & Berry, D.M. (2012). Who will show up? Estimating ability and willingness of hospital staff to report during disaster. OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 17. DOI: 10.3912/OJIN. Vol17No02PPT02. Adams, L.M. (2011). It’s a disaster! How can I help? Critical Care Nursing 2011, 6, 14-18. Adams, L. M., & Canclini, S.B. (2008). Disaster readiness: A community – university partnership. OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 13. DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol13No03PPT04 Adams, L. (2007). Mental health needs of disaster volunteers: A plea for awareness. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 43, 52-54. Adams, L. (2007). Nursing academic administration: Who will take on the challenge? Journal of Professional Nursing, 23, 309-315.

Adams, L.M., & Nguyen, T. (2017, February). “R U OK? An Effective Gatekeeper Training Program.” Oral presentation at 2017 First Year Experience Conference, Atlanta, GA. (refereed) Adams, L.M., & Melius, J. (2016, September). “Prepared to Respond? Exploring Personal Disaster Preparedness and Nursing Staff Response in Disaster.” Poster presentation at 2016 Emergency Nurses Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA. (refereed) Adams, L.M., Smith, L., & Weeks, S.M. (2015, November).“Multidisciplinary Team Response to Support Survivors of Mass Casualty Disasters.” Poster presentation at Sigma Theta Tau 43rd Biennial Convention, Las Vegas, NV. Presenter: L.M. Adams (refereed) Hassmiller, S., Adams, L.M., & Weeks, S.M. (2013, May). “The Role of Nursing in an Interdisciplinary Care Team Responding to Mass Fatality Disasters: Promoting Equity and Access to Care.” Oral presentation at International Council of Nurses Quadrennial Convention, Melbourne, Australia. Presenters: L.M. Adams, S. Hassmiller (refereed) Adams, L.M. (2011, October). “Will the nurses show up?” Developing realistic disaster plans. Poster presentation at Sigma Theta Tau 41st Biennial Convention, Grapevine, TX. (refereed) Adams, L.M., & Canclini, S.B. (2011, May). Disaster ready—or not? Development of a community-education partnership.” Poster presentation at Integrated Medical, Public Health, Preparedness and Response Training Summit, Grapevine, TX. Presenter: L.M.Adams (refereed) Adams, L.M., & Berry, D.M. (2010, September). “Who will show up?” An estimation of health care personnel response to disaster. Oral presentation at Emergency Nurses Association Annual Conference Scientific Session, San Antonio, TX. Presenters: L.M.Adams & D.M.Berry (refereed) Adams, L.M. (2008, May). Your VOAD’s capacity—as good as you think it is? Oral presentation at National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster 16th Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR.

  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2012
  • Great 100 Nurses, DFW Hospital Council, 2007

Registered Nurse, Texas Registered Nurse, Ohio Critical Care Certified Registered Nurse, American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Society for Advancement of Disaster, Education Committee Society of Disaster Medicine & Public Health World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine Emergency Nurses Association Texas Nurses Association (TNA) District 3 member Pi Lambda Theta Sigma Theta Tau Phi Kappa Phi American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

TCU Graduate Council, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences elected representative TCU Common Reading Steering Committee TCU Frog Camp, Faculty Partner TCU Influenza Vaccination Clinic, Volunteer Faculty Supervisor Geriatric Practice Leadership Institute, Coach Red Cross Disaster Health Services, Volunteer Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Journal reviewer for: Journal of Nursing Scholarship The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports Nurse Education in Practice Disasters