Director, Council on Nursing Research

Brandy Smith, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Dr. Brandy Smith is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Delta State University Robert E. Smith School of Nursing. She began her nursing career in 1998 as an ADN working at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital on the telemetry and medsurg/ICU step down units, served as a charge nurse in those same units, and also worked in the Endoscopy Unit. In 2001 she began local travel nursing for PrimeCare working in the ICU and ER, and worked prn in home health, followed by full-time employment in Home Health for Continue Care. She has also worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in long term care and episodically in a local clinic. Dr. Smith assisted in opening the first rural health clinic in a long term care facility in the state! In doing so, she was able to focus on patients across the lifespan.

Dr. Smith earned a BSN, MSN with a focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and DNP from Delta State University.

Dr. Smith is actively involved in MNA, where she currently serves as District 32 Treasurer, formerly serving her district in various officer positions including President, and delegate.