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Yvonne M. Smith, Ph.D., APRN-CNS

College of Nursing
Assistant Professor
Campus:
Kent
Office Hours:
Varies by semester; See posted hours outside office door or contact by phone or email.
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-7796
Biography

As an educator, I have taught several courses in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. My current responsibilities include coordination of the Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership concentration in the MSN program.

As a nurse researcher, my interest is in nursing presence in leadership and in online education. My previous mixed methods research explored nursing faculty perceptions of experiences, strategies and intensity while teaching in the online environment. Building on this work, I am interested in evaluating how relationships in nursing education and practice influence both learning and practice related outcomes. Current studies focus on understanding teaching effectiveness in the online environment and the effectiveness of nurses serving on governing boards and the experiences that contribute to their effectiveness.

Courses

  • NURS 64202¬†- Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership Seminar I
  • NURS 64292 - Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership Practicum I
  • NURS 64302 - Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership Seminar II
  • NURS 64392 - Nursing Administration and Health Systems Leadership¬†Practicum II
  • NURS 76299 - Clinical Scholar
  • NURS 60024 - Health Care Organization Structure and Behavior
  • NURS 41095/61095 - Global Health Immersion - Geneva
Education
Ph.D., Kent State University, MSN, The University of Akron, BSN, The University of Akron, ADN, Kent State University
Expertise
Health Policy, Leadership, Nursing Regulation, Online teaching and learning, Distance Education, Self-study of practice, Mixed methods research, Nursing and Healthcare Management, Instrument Development
Publications
  • Smith, Y. M. & Crowe, A. R. (2017). Nurse educator perceptions of the importance of relationship in online teaching and learning. Journal of Professional Nursing, 33(1), 11-19.
  • Swaney, J. M., Smith, Y. M. & Sachai, W. (2016). Primary achalasia: Practice implications for APRNs. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(7), 473-478.
  • Smith, Y. (2015). Reference proposals: Defining initiatives for the biennium. Ohio Nurses Review, 90(6), 24-26.
  • Brunt, B. & Smith, Y. (2015). Choosing an educational program that is the right fit. Ohio Nurses Review, 90(6), 8-10.
  • Smith, Y. (2014). Using a Qualitative Approach to Exploring Nursing Faculty Perceptions of Teaching Online (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from OhioLink Electronic Dissertation and Thesis Database, https://etd.ohiolink.edu/ap/1?0 (kent1410960146)
  • Hawley, T. S., Hostetler, A. L., Crowe, A. R., Smith, Y., & Ladd, K. (2012, August). Promoting Purposeful Practice through Collaborative Self-Study: Understanding Individual Rationales for Teaching in Different Contexts. Ninth International Conference
  • Smith, Y. & Caplin, M. (2012). Teaching the literacy of professionalism: When clinical skills are not enough. Nurse Educator 37(3), 121-125.
  • Smith, Y. (Fall, 2005). From the president. Momentum, 3(4), 4.
  • Smith, Y. (Summer, 2005). From the president. Momentum, 3(3), 4.
  • Smith, Y. (Spring, 2005). From the president. Momentum, 3(2), 4.
  • Smith, Y. (Winter, 2005). From the president. Momentum, 3(1), 4.
  • Smith, Y. (2004). From the president. Momentum, 2(4), 6.
  • Smith, Y. (2004). From the president. Momentum, 2(3), 4.
  • Smith, Y. (2004). From the president. Momentum, 2(2), 4.
  • Smith, Y. (2004). From the president. Momentum, 2(1), 4.
  • Smith, Y. & Emrich, L. (2003). Professionalism in Nursing Practice. Momentum, 1 (1), 23-24.
Affiliations
American Educational Research Association, American Nurses Association, Midwest Nursing Research Society, National Association of Clinical Nurses Specialists, National League for Nursing, Ohio Nurses Association, Stark Carroll District Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, American Organization of Nurse Executives
Awards/Achievements
  • 2018, Outstanding Nurse of the Year in Nursing Management, Stark Carroll District Nurses Association, Canton, OH
  • 2013, Excellence in Political Action Award, Ohio Nurses Association
  • 2007, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • 2006, Outstanding Contribution to Nursing Award, Stark Carroll District Nurses Association
  • 2003, Excellence in Nursing Education Award, Ohio Nurses Association
  • 2001, Inducted into the Cornelius Leadership Congress, Ohio Nurses Association
  • 2001, Gubernatorial appointment to the Ohio Board of Nursing
  • 2000, Nurse of the Year for Nursing Support, Stark Carroll District Nurses Association
  • 1999, Dorothy A. Cornelius Award, Ohio Nurses Association
  • 1999, Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award, Sigma Theta Tau Delta Omega Chapter