Theresa Smith

Theresa Smith, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
(515) 643-6722
theresa.smith@mchs.edu

Office Location
SC - 209

Office Hours
By appointment

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239


Year Started at Mercy College: 2000

  • Department: Nursing

Education

  • PhD, Iowa State University (2013)
  • MSN, University of Iowa (2005)
  • BSN, Mercy College of Health Sciences (2003)
  • Diploma, Mercy School of Nursing (1987)

Courses Regularly Taught

  • Online courses in the traditional and Accelerated BSN programs

Clinical/Field Experience

  • Medical Surgical - Urology, Nephrology, Surgical, Transplant, Trauma, Burns, Plastics, Reconstructive Surgery
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Grant Management
  • Program & Curriculum Development

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • English Language Learners in Healthcare Careers
  • Pathways to Healthcare Careers - Iowa
  • The Way Up - Developing Women Leaders to Enhance Iowa Higher Education 

Recent Publications/Presentations

  • 2015-Pathways to Healthcare Careers-Iowa (poster presenter), Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • 2014-Pathways to Healthcare Careers-Iowa, Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • 2013-Pahways to Healthcare Careers-Iowa, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa;
  • A Case Study of English Language Learners who have Successfully Completed a Healthcare Education Program (presenter), Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • Mercy College of Health Sciences 10th Annual Research Symposium (poster co-presenter) - Pathways to Healthcare Careers – Iowa

Professional Memberships

  • NLN-National League for Nursing
  • AAACN-American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Mercy College of Health Sciences Alumni Association

Advice to Students

"When you change, you change the world." - Dave Vellinga, former President & CEO MercyOne - Des Moines

Balance in life can be elusive, yet so important.  Remember to take care of you too!  

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