Charlene B. Smith, PhD, RN

  • Assistant Professor
  • Nicholls State University
  • College of Nursing and Allied Health
  • P.O. Box 2143
  • Thibodaux, Louisiana 70310
  • PHONE:(985) 448-4755
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  • Ph.D. Southern University and A&M College
  • M.S.N. Louisiana State University Medical Center
  • B.S.N. Dillard University

Post graduate/Specialty Training

  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program – University of South Alabama

Licensure and Board Certifications

  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing – Registered Nurse

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Nicholls State University
  • Director of Continuing Nursing Education and Faculty Development, Nicholls State University

Professional Affiliations

  • National League for Nurses
  • Dillard University Professional Organization of Nurses
  • National Black Nurses Association
  • Bayou Region Black Nurses Association

Areas of Research Interest

  • Breast Health
  • Breast Cancer
  • Minority Nursing Students

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Aurelin, L., Braxter, B., Bralock, A., Kilgore, C., Nash-Teachey, B., Smith, C. B. (2016).  Shackling of incarcerated African American Women: Establishing a position.  National Black Nurses Association NBNA News, Summer, 26-29.
  • Lewis, T. P., Smith, C. B., Williams-Jones, P.  (2012). Tips to reduce dangerous interruptions by healthcare staff.  Nursing, 42(11):65-67.
  • Smith, C. B., Williams-Jones, P., Lewis-Trabeaux, S., Mitchell, D. (2012).  Facilitators and barriers to success among ethnic minority students enrolled in a predominately white baccalaureate nursing program.  The Journal of Black Nurses Association, 23 (1), 41-51.
  • Lewis, T. P., Smith, C. B., Williams-Jones, P. (2012).  The silent killer among African American children. The NBNA News, Spring, 30-31.

Selected Funded Projects and Research

  • Facilitators and Barriers to Success among Ethnic Minority Students Enrolled in a Predominately White Baccalaureate Nursing Program - Nicholls State University Research Day,
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of a Culturally Sensitive Breast Cancer Educational Program in Increasing Breast Cancer Knowledge and Screening Practices In African American Women -Nicholls State University - Xi Zeta Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International


Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing