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 Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, FNAP

Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, FNAP

Clinical Associate Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, FNAP Clinical Associate Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Smith is a Clinical Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth School of Nursing where she also serves as the Program Director for Graduate Practice Programs. In addition, she serves as the Translational Research Fellow in Residence at VCU’s Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. Dr. Smith’s clinical practice focuses on improving outcomes for high need, high-cost adults by addressing social determinants of health through an interprofessional transitional care model. Her recent publications include, “Political Framing: A Strategy for Policy Analysis,” and “Achieving health equity: Examining telehealth in response to a pandemic,” both published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Her current research focuses on the relationship between health equity and broadband infrastructure in Virginia. A practice and policy scholar, Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing as well as and a distinguished policy fellow of the National Academies of Practice of Nursing. Dr. Smith was the 2021 recipient of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner’s NP State Excellence Award.

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