School of Nursing
Dr. Barbara James is Dean of the School of Nursing and a proud alumna of Southern
Adventist University where she completed her BS degree in nursing. In 1991 she received
her MSN. degree in adult nursing/education from the University of Texas at Arlington
and in 2001 completed her doctoral degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
in nursing education and occupational health.
The nursing experience of Dr. James includes school nursing, in-service education, long-term care, and medical-surgical care. She is an active member of American Nurses’ Association, National Wellness Institute, the National Organization for Associate Degree for Nurses, and National League for Nursing.
Dr. James is married to David C. James, who, along with their son, daughter, and son-in-law, are also alumni of Southern Adventist University.