Kelly Smith, DNP, MN, APRN, PHCNS-BC
Kelly Smith, DNP, MN, APRN, PHCNS-BC, is an assistant professor at Chamberlain University College of Nursing at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has more than 20 years of experience in nursing practice, education and leadership.
Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Smith served as an assistant professor at Dillard University School of Nursing. Other roles have included school-based nursing in Louisiana and Texas, statewide nurse consultant for the Louisiana Office of Public Health, director of health services for the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice, nurse consultant for Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office and house supervisor for Poydras Home.
Dr. Smith is a member of the National League for Nursing, American Correctional Association, Association for Community Health Nurse Educators and Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. She is licensed as a registered nurse in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi.
Dr. Smith holds Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees from Dillard University, a Master of Nursing (MN) degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Loyola University.