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Amy Smith

Amy Smith
School of Health Sciences: Nursing, Health Affairs
Phone: 507-413-0536
Amy is currently enrolled in the PhD program through the University of Nevada Las Vegas with an expected completion date of 5/2014. Her dissertation focus is the lived experience of African immigrant nursing students and is interested in factors that affect retention and success in minority populations. Her nursing experience includes working within the settings of community health, medical surgical, and obstetrical units. She has 7 years of experience teaching within clinical, residential, and online settings at both the AD and BSN levels, and is actively involved in the development and facilitation of simulation and online learning at USD. In 2011 Amy attained the designation Certified Nurse Educator through the National League for Nursing.
Teaching Interests:
Medical-surgical, community health, professional concepts and simulation
Research Interests:
The use of technology in nursing education, increasing diversity in nursing education, and health promotion.
  • Ph D, Nursing Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2014
  • MS, Nursing Education, Walden University, 2007
  • BSN, Nursing, South Dakota State University, 1998
  • Smith, A. E. (2013, August). Panel Discussion with Faculty using Concept Based Curriculum. Presented at the Healthforce Minnesota PN Curriculum Workshop, Hennepin Technical College.
  • Smith, A. E. (2011, October). Ethical Issues in Health Care Information Technologies. Presented at the Wisconsin-Minnesota AHDI Annual Regional Conference, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
  • Smith, A. E. (2011, May). Ethical Issues Related to Advanced Health Care Information Technologies . Presented at the North Star Spring Symposium, Owatonna, MN.