Nursing faculty and staff

Diane L. Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Ph.D., South Dakota State University
M.S.N., Briar Cliff University
B.S.N., Briar Cliff University
R.N., St. Joseph's Mercy School of Nursing

712-707-7461
diane.smith@nwciowa.edu

Profile

A registered nurse, Diane Smith earned a doctorate in nursing philosophy from South Dakota State University. She has experience in admissions, outpatient, surgery, labor and delivery, nursery, emergency room, intensive care unit, and skilled nursing departments of rural hospitals. She also provided community health education for Woodbury County and in a family practice setting.


Publications and presentations

  • "Sisters of Mercy: The Walking Nuns’ Siouxland Journey and Nursing Experiences (1890-1965)," Guest Speaker on Catholic Radio FM 88.1, April 2015
  • "The Hammon Gamma Globulin Field Trials in Siouxland: Ethical & Social Value Analysis 1951-1953," Sanford Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference, October 2013, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • "The Hammon Gamma Globulin Field Trials in Siouxland: Ethical & Social Value Analysis 1951-1953," Poster presentation at the American Association for the History of Nursing’s conference, September 2013, Cleveland Clinic
  • "The Hammon Gamma Globulin Field Trials in Siouxland: Ethical & Social Value Analysis 1951-1953," Poster presentation at the 24th Nursing Research Symposium, March 2013, South Dakota State University
  • "Concept Analysis of Spirituality in Nursing," Poster presentation at the 23rd Nursing Research Symposium at Augustana College of Nursing, March 2012, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • "Poliomyelitis Epidemics in Siouxland: The Impact on the Community and Public Health 1952-1967," Presenter at the 27th Annual Conference for the American Association for the History of Nursing, September 2010, Royal Holloway University of London
  • "Poliomyelitis Epidemics in Siouxland: The Impact on the Community and Public Health 1952-1967," Presenter at the 2010 Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health, April 13, 2010 Ames, Iowa
  • "Poliomyelitis Epidemics in Siouxland: The Impact on the Community and Public Health 1952-1967," Presenter at the 26th Annual Conference for the American Association for the History of Nursing, September 2009, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

Professional experience

  • Registered Nurse, Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa
  • Child Care Nurse Consultant for Woodbury County, Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc., Sioux City, Iowa
  • School Nurse Substitute, Akron Westfield Community School, Akron, Iowa
  • Skilled Care Charge Nurse, Akron Convalescent Care Center, Akron, Iowa
  • Charge Nurse, Hawarden Community Hospital, Hawarden, Iowa
  • Staff Nurse, Orange City Hospital, Orange City, Iowa