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Department of Nursing and Rehabilitation Sciences
Member, Texas Tech University System The Princeton Review - 373 Best Colleges, 2011 Edition

Kathryn S. Smith, M.S.N., RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC

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Department of Nursing and Rehabilitation Sciences

Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Ed.D. - Leadership in Education Administration, University of Mary Hardin Baylor (in progress)
  • Post Masters-Family Nurse Practitioner, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • M.S.N., Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • B.S.N., New Mexico State University
  • A.D.N., New Mexico State University
  • A.A., New Mexico State University
  • Undergraduate BSN Senior Synthesis-Residency courses, RN-BSN capstone, jurisprudence, medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology, mental health (didactic), health policy, pain management, health assessment, nursing role, leadership and management, transition to practice, and various clinical nursing courses
  • Graduate advanced NP skills, mental health, and nurse practitioner courses
  • Expertise in multiple-patient simulation
  • Curriculum expertise - creation, reorganization and revision, organization/strategic planning
  • Using multiple-patient simulation to enhance critical thinking and prioritization
  • Cardio-metabolic syndrome in women
  • Innovative nursing curriculum design
  • Correlation of admission criteria, remediation, retention, and NCLEX pass rates in nursing programs

Certification

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, ANCC
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, ANCC
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Texas

Nursing Experience

  • Nurse Educator Experience:
    • Associate VP of Nursing and Director for Professional and Vocational Nursing Programs
    • Faculty for Professional and Vocational Nursing Programs
    • Simulation expertise in multi-patient simulation
    • Curriculum expertise-creation, reorganization and revision, organizational / strategic planning
  • Nurse Practitioner:
    • Experience in rural healthcare clinic with focus in adult internal medicine and chronic disease management, university based health clinic, and occupational health
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Registered Nursing Experience in critical care, medical-surgical acute care nursing in rural and critical access hospitals; home care and hospice case management community nursing in New Mexico.
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