Nursing faculty and staff

Diane L. Smith, M.S.N.

Instructor in Nursing

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 Master of Science in Nursing degree in nursing education from Briar Cliff 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. Prior to joining Northwestern's faculty, she was an adjunct clinical instructor at Briar Cliff University and Western Iowa Tech Community College.


Publications and presentations

  • "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