Soledad M. Smith, RN, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
    P.O. Box 43810
  • Lafayette, LA 70504
  • PHONE: (337) 482-5619
  • EMAIL: sxs6256@louisiana.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.  Louisiana State University
  • M.S.N. Catholic University of America
  • B.S.N. Catholic University of America

Licensure and Board Certifications

  • Registered Nurse in Louisiana

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Honors & Awards

  • Lafayette General Medical Center/BORSF Professor in Nursing II.  Fall 2010:up to date
  • National League for Nursing Ambassador for ULCONAHP Fall 2009 up to date. Serving second term
  • Alternate for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for the English Proficiency Standard Setting Panel. Fall 2008
  • Philip and Jean Piccione 1951 Commemorative Endowed Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. ULL College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. Department of Nursing Spring 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau. International Honor Nursing Society, Delta Eta Chapter
  • Phi Beta Delta. Honor Society for International Scholars
  • National League for Nurses
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing  
  • International Curriculum Studies Association

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Smith,, S. M. (2011). “Patient Advocacy and Social Responsibility from the Life Example of a  Pioneer Nurse”. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. (in revision).
  • Smith, S. M. (2010). “Enhancing Meaningful Learning in Nursing Education: Sharing a Successful Experience”. Nursing Education Perspectives. (in revision)
  • Smith, S.M. (2010). “An Update on Clostridium Difficile and its Management.  Nursing for Women’s Health, 14 (5), 391-397.
  • Smith, S.M. (2008). Pregabalin: A treatment for fibromyalgia and other painful conditions.   Nursing  for Women’s Health, 12 (5), 432-435.
  • Smith, S.M. (2002). Nursing as social responsibility: Implications for democracy from the life perspective of Lavinia Lloyd Dock (1858-1956). (Doctoral dissertation, Louisiana State University and Agricultural $ Mechanical College, 2000). Dissertation Abstracts International, 63(11), 3846. (ATT 3069733).
  • 2010 June. PRESENTER: “Holistic Nursing Management for Patients Undergoing Pregabalin Therapy.  BIT 1st World Congress Neuro Talk. Singapore.SESSION CHAIR: Track 4: Basic Research of Neurosciences-Scientific Foundations for Understanding Disorder Mechanisms. BIT 1st World Congress Neuro Talk. Singapore, June 2010.
  • 2009 December: PRESENTER: “Which is the Recipe for Multicultural Nursing Care?”Drexel University 33rd Annual Women’s Health Conference. Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • 2008 December; PRESENTER and co-researcher. RESEARCH PAPER. Enhancing Discussion in Large Classrooms using Technology. Baccalaureate Education Conference 10th Anniversary. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. San Antonio, Texas.
  • 2008 December CO-PRESENTER and co-researcher RESEARCH PAPER. Enhancing Discussion in Large Classrooms using Technology. UL Lafayette College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. Accent on Scholarship. A tribute to Helen Sloan RN, DNS. Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • 2006 November; PRESENTER Poster. Caring as Social Responsibility: Implications for Curriculum. UL Lafayette College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. Accent on Scholarship. A tribute to Helen Sloan RN, DNS. Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • 2006 April; CO-PRESENTER: Cultural Considerations at the End of Life. Compassionate Care Coalition. Lafayette, Louisiana

Selected Funded Projects and Research

  • In progress. Smith, S.M., Savoie, D., Ardoin, K. PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: “Does High-fidelity simulation learning increase clinical thinking skills in BSN students? Going for IRB approval.
  • 2008. Gauthier, D., Smith, S.M., Broussard, B. Evaluation of Student Class Participation with Audience Response System.
  • 2005. Smith, S.M. Which factors mediate the choice of incorrect answers by student nurses in multiple choice examination? (UL Summer Research Award)
  • 2005 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Summer Research Award Grant. Title of research: “Which factors mediate the choice of incorrect answers by student nurses in multiple choice examinations”.

Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing