Joan M. Smith


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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I practiced as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Medford, Oregon for 27 years. My practice focus was anticipatory guidance, development, nutrition, allergies and adolescent gynecology. I participated in field research for three years studying the effects of physical activity and optimized nutrition on fitness perimeters. Nursing Education became a passion for me while studying for my Masters in Nursing Education through Clarkson College. 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 BSN
1976- Oregon Health and Sciences University Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate
2003- Clarkson College MSN Nursing Education


I teach Leadership Clinical and theory, specialty practice and Integrative Practicum and act as coordinator for these courses.


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.


Slawta,J.N., Bentlley,J. Smith, J.M. Kelly, J, Symen-Degler,L. Nalle, D. (2006). Promoting healthy lifestyles in children:A pilot program of Be a Fit Kid. Health Promotion Practice.

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.