Joan M. Smith, M.S.N., P.N.P., R.N.


Clinical Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Ashland Campus
1250 Siskiyou Blvd., SN-SOU
Ashland, Ore. 97520
Phone: 541 552-6226
Fax: 541 552-6055

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Practiced Primary Care pediatrics in a multi-specialty out-patient clinic for 28 years. I have raised two children and now am spoiling my 3 grandsons. I spent four years as a research assistant in field research discovering the effects of physical fitness and nutrition on fitness perimeters of elementary and special needs children. Nursing education has been rewarding, challenging and enlightening for these eight years. I find teaching, guiding and supporting nursing student especially enlightening.


1975- Oregon Health and Sciences University BS with a major in nursing
1976- Oregon Health and Sciences University Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate
2003- Clarkson College MSN Nursing Education


Leadership and Integrative Practicum


Sigma Theta Tau (past campus counselor)
Institutional Review Board for Southern Oregon


2003-2007- Research in collaboration with Jennifer Slawta PhD. Department of Physical Education @ SOU.


Slawta,J.N., J. Smith, J.M., DeNeui. (2010). Before school exercise and nutrition education. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 42(5). 

Poster presentation (2012): Implementation of Nutrition and Physical Activity in a rural school. National assembly on School-Based Health Care Convention.