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Mary Smith

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program B.S. Nursing (BSN)

Dr. Smith is a board certified family nurse practitioner with additional certifications as an orthopedic nursing practitioner. She has been teaching graduate nursing students for over 10 years now and has hands on experience in health policy on a state and federal level. Dr. Smith is an adjunct faculty member for Walden.

Courses Taught

NUR 6501 - Advanced Pathophysiology


BSN, Mississippi University for Women

MSN, University of Mississippi

DNP, University of Alabama

RNFA, National Institute of First Assisting

Public Service

OCH Regional Medical Center, Board Member - Starkville , MS

Awards / Honors

Graduate Student Writing Award, University of Alabama, 2011

National Rural Health Association Fellow, 2014

Nan Hilt Writers Award, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, 2015


Henderson, K., Davis, T., Smith, M. A., King, M. (2014). Nurse Practitioners in Telehealth: Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare Delivery. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.

Swanson, M., Perez, E., Keith, L., Smith, M. A., Witmer, A., Stanton, M. (2015). The efficacy of a doctor of nursing practice mentoring program. Clinical Scholars Review.

Smith, M. A. (2016). The role of shared decision making in patient centered care and orthopaedics. Orthopaedic Nursing Journal.

Smith, M. A. (2015). The epidemiology of MRSA in orthopaedics. Orthopaedic Nursing Journal.