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Avis Johnson-Smith, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, FNP-BC, CPMHS, CNS, FAANP

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Professor Department of Nursing

Experience

Certification

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - PNCB
  • Family Nurse Practitioner - ANCC

Nursing Experience

  • Nurse Practitioner – Established and practiced – Rural outpatient clinic, school based clinic and nurse practitioner clinic; Practiced – Public health, private pediatric practices, occupational health; Current practice – Nurse practitioner owned clinic; NLNAC Site Visitor – Clinical Expert
  •  BSN – Established nursing division for pediatric special needs home health company, served as DON for 3 federally qualified health centers, internal medicine and pediatric experience
  • Educator – Taught in ADN, BSN and MSN programs, served as Director of a FNP Program, served as preceptor for FNP and MSN students

Presentations

  • 2014 - Motivational Teaching Strategies: Enhancing Student Learning – AACN Webinar Presentation
  • 2014 - The 30th Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference – Invited – Poster Presentation – “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo What Do I Really Need To Know? Performing a Pediatric History and Physical Isn’t Just Kids Play” - National Harbor, MD
  • 2013 - The 29th Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference – “No Time to Weight: Addressing Obesity in the Preschool-Age Population” – Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009 -  “The Doctor of Nursing Practice” – Montgomery, AL
  • 2009 - LEARN – Maternal Child Health Conference – Differences Between MSN and DNP Preparation – Minneapolis, MN
  • 2009 - “Implementing a School-based Intervention Program to Improve Healthy Lifestyle Choices/Behaviors Among Preschool Children to Combat Childhood Obesity - Hyden, KY
  • 2008 - “Implementing a School-based Intervention Program to Improve Healthy Lifestyle Choices/Behaviors Among Preschool Children to Combat Childhood Obesity” - Minneapolis, MN