Charlene B. Smith, PhD, RN

  • Charlene Smith
    Associate Professor
      • Nicholls State University
      • College of Nursing
      • P.O. Box 2143
      • Thibodaux, Louisiana 70310
      • PHONE:(985) 448-4755 
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        • PhD 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

        • Associate Professor, Nicholls State University
        • Director of Nursing Continuing Professional Developmenet Program, 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

        • Lewis, T.P., Smith, C.B. (2019).  Adolescent Grieving and the Name Game:  A Teaching 43(10):14-17.
        • 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