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About Mary A. Smith

Mary Atkinson Smith, DNP, FNP-BC, ONP-C, FNAP, FAANP is a Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at Sacred Heart University. She is a board certified nurse practitioner with several years experience and additional certifications in orthopedics and perioperative nursing. She also has years of academic teaching and administrative experience. Dr. Smith has a background in patient-centered care, healthcare innovation and patient safety among vulnerable populations such as the disabled and rural elderly. She is also a National Rural Health Association Fellow, National Academies of Practice Policy Fellow and was selected to serve as one of clinicians in the first cohort of Clinical Champions for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. Dr. Smith has also contributed to several textbooks and has published in several nursing journals.

Positions

2018 - Present Clinical Associate Professor Nursing, Sacred Heart University College of Nursing
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 Editorial Board Member, Orthopaedic Nursing Journal
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Honors and Awards

  • National Rural Health Association Policy Fellow
  • National Academies of Practice Policy Fellow
  • Nan Hilt Writer's Award

Education

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2017 - Present Master's in Health Law and Policy, Samford University ‐ Cumberland School of Law
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2009 - 2011 Ph.D. Nursing, University of Alabama ‐ College of Nursing
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1997 - 1999 M.S. Nursing, University of Mississippi
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1995 B.S. Nursing, Mississippi University for Women
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Contact Information

203-814-4390
Center for Healthcare Education
College of Nursing

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