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


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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My teaching experience includes clinical, classroom and hybrid instruction for undergraduate baccalaureate and graduate nursing students. Currently, I coordinate Integrative Practicum Clinical experiences and Leadership Theory course for Accelerated Baccalaureate and senior level students I have experience in curriculum development, course design and revision. Since 2008, I have been challenged and inspired by the students on our campus. I particularly enjoy witnessing the growth students demonstrate during their Integrative Practicum and I endeavor to facilitate their transition into their nursing career.


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


Oregon Health Sciences University, Ashland, OR. 1/2008 –present. Populations, Leadership, Integrative Practicum, Specialty Practice;Translation and Research and Chronic Illness, Leadership and Management.


IRB- S Or Region, STT- Counselor, OCNE Cur Comm, UG Council, IP Coord Taskforce Lead, Curr Comm, Curr Comm Ch Faculty Search Comm, ABS taskforce, Clinical Placement Coor.


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.