Vannesia Morgan-Smith

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Morgan-Smith received her Ph.D. in Management at Walden University and she is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Schools of Nursing. She has served 30+ years as a Nurse Leader in various large Medical Centers in the Metropolitan Washington area. Currently serving as the Director of Women & Infants and Infusion Services at the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, and as a part time Shift Director at Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center.

Dr. Morgan-Smith joined Walden University in 2019, as a Contributing Faculty member of the College of Nursing MSN Program. In 2016, she began her career as a part-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHU) and in 2014 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s (IWU) School of Business and School of Nursing. She previously taught for IWU, Healthcare Strategic Development, Healthcare Technology and Information Management, and Healthcare Governance and Organizational Structure, and for the School of Nursing, she previously taught Utilization of Research for Evidence Based Practice and Professional Role Development for the Nurse Administrator. At JHU, Dr. Morgan-Smith previously taught Leadership for Professional Nursing, and Leadership and Management in Healthcare.

For Walden’s College of Nursing MSN Program-Nursing Executive, Dr. Morgan-Smith has taught traditional classes and the competency-based classes for Tempo. The courses that she has taught and are teaching, Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership, Healthcare Systems and Quality Outcomes, Strategic Planning in Healthcare Organizations, Informatics in Nursing and Healthcare, and Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice.


PhD, Walden University

MSN, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing