University of Arkansas
Nan Smith-Blair completed her PhD from the University of Kansas in 2000. She is an Associate Professor in nursing at the University of Arkansas whose primary duties include working with honors students and conducting research. She has previously worked in the healthcare system at all levels of management including hospital administration. She has published more than 20 papers. She was elected as a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academies of Practice in 2014. Dr. Smith-Blair currently serves as President of the Southern Nurses Research Society and on the Leadership Council of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science.