Elaine L. Smith
College Of Nursing And Public Health
Nexus Building Room 349
College Of Nursing And Public Health
Nexus Building Room 349
Ed.D, Teachers College Columbia University (2012)
M.B.A., Dowling College (1998)
M.S., Nursing, Adelphi (1988)
B.S., Nursing, Adelphi (1978)
NYS Registered Professional Nurse
ANCC Nursing Administration Advanced
Dr. Smith has served in a number of clinical, managerial, teaching and executive roles in nursing over the span of her career. Prior to joining Adelphi, she was the Corporate Vice President for Nursing Education at a large multi-facility health care system. Additionally, Dr. Smith was the Chief Learning Officer at a multi-hospital healthcare system in the south east where she was responsible for all employee educational programming and leadership development .
Nursing Professional Development
Quality and Safety
Quality and Safety Competencies
Smith, E.L., Kerner, Robert L, Schindler, Jaclyn , DeVoe ,Barbara (2015), Professional Development Implications of Ebola Virus Disease Education: Part II. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing., 46 (2).
Smith, E.L. , Kerner, Robert L, Schindler, Jaclyn , DeVoe ,Barbara (2015), Professional Development Implications of Ebola Virus Disease Education: Part I. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 46 (1).
Smith, E.L. (2014), Fostering Outcomes through Education: A Systems Approach to Collaboration and Creativity. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing., 45(4).
Farderlonne,C., Musil.C., Smith,E.L, Click,C (2014), Leadership Behaviors of Frontline Registered Nurses. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing., 45 (11).
Day,L. & Smith, E.L. (2007), Integrating Quality and Safety Content into Clinical Teaching in Acute Care Settings. Nursing Outlook., 55(3), 138-143.
Smith,E.L., Cronenwett, L., Sherwood,G. (2007), Current Assessments of Quality and Safety Education in Nursing. Nursing Outlook, 55(3), 132-137.
Wolak, E., Klish, K., Smith, E.L., & Cairns, B. (2006), Educational Opportunities for Experienced Staff: Does it Make a Difference? Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 22 (4), 181-186.
Smith, E.L. (2006), Staff Development Through a Patient Safety Lens. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 22 (4), 210-211.
Smith, E.L. & Tonges, M.. (2004), The Carolina Nursing Experience: A Service Perspective on an Academic-Service Partnership. Journal of Professional Nursing, 20(5), 305 – 310.
Smith, E.L. (2003), Leadership Development: The Heart of Succession Planning. Seminars for Nurse Managers, 10(4), 234 – 239.
Smith, E.L. (2002), Making the Magnet Commitment. (CE featured article). Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 19(6), 272 – 276.
Elaine Smith (2016, June). Care Coordination: Future Trends in US Healthcare. Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.
Elaine Smith (2016, June). Community Assessment and Public Health Nursing. Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.
Elaine Smith (2015, January). “Changes in Healthcare: Implications for the Future of Nursing”. LIRACHE/STEM Regional Forum, Farmingdale, NY.
Elaine Smith (2014, July). “Quality and Safety Competencies in Nursing: An Examination of Nurse Leader Perspectives”. Sigma Theta Tau International Research Conference, Hong Kong, China.
Elaine Smith (2012, July). “ Creating a Nursing Education Council: Structure and Process”. NNSDO National Conference, Boston,MA.
Elaine Smith (2012, June). “ Developing an Inter-professional Orientation Program”. Drexel Nursing Education Conference, Savannah, Georgia.
Advisory Board Member. (2014) Hofstra-NSLIJ Gold Foundation Grant-Mentoring and Professionalism in Training, Alice Fornari EdD- PI.
Co-PI (2010). NNSDO Seed Grant- Establishing the Inter-rater reliability for Clinical Assessment
Simulation. $2,000 award.
Project Manager (2007). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award- Quality and Safety Education for Nurses-PI Linda Cronenwett- April 2007- October 2008, $1,200,000 award.
Project Manager (2005). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award – Quality and Safety Education for Nurses – PI Linda Cronenwett - October 2005- April, 2007, $590, 000 award.
Co- PI, (2003). North Carolina Center for Nursing –Recruitment and Retention award, June 2003-June 2004, $5,000 award
Project Director (2001). Long Island Jewish Medical Center Workforce Retraining Initiative - $96,000 Award, 2001-2003
Site Coordinator (1996). Long Island Jewish Medical Center NYS Department of Health Workforce Retraining Initiative - $385,000 award.
Co- PI (1996). United Hospital Fund – Pre-discharge Preparation Project for Women with Breast Cancer - $50,000 award
GRANT REVIEW ACTIVITIES:
2004 HRSA Grant Reviewer – Nursing Retention, Washington, DC
2008 HRSA Grant Reviewer- Advanced Nursing Education, Washington, D.C.
2015, 2016 American Nurses Foundation Research Grant reviewer
2018 Outstanding Leadership, Service and Commitment to Excellence -Adelphi University Student Government Association
2017 Fellow New York Academy of Medicine
2012 National Winner Nurse of the Year Education and Mentorship Award- Nurse.com
2012 Regional Winner Nurse of the Year Award Education and Mentorship Award- Nurse.com
2012 Mentor Award- American Organization of Nurse Executives
2012 Columbia University Teachers College Nursing Education Alumni Association Achievement Award for Nursing Service
2009 Fellow Academy of Nursing Education, National League for Nursing
2004 National Nursing Staff Development Organization – Excellence in Professional Development Leadership
2004 North Carolina Nurses Association – Nurse Educator of the Year
2002 National League for Nursing Award for Outstanding Leadership in Workforce
2002 Nurse of the Year Finalist – NY Metro Region – Nursing Spectrum
2001 Long Island Jewish Medical Center Service Guild Award for Excellence
2001 ANCC Magnet Award for Nursing Service Excellence – Project Director Long Island Jewish Medical Center
2002, 2000, 1994 Winner Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s Academic Competition Medical Writing
1994, 1992 Long Island Jewish Medical Center Management Recognition Award
1994, 1995 Long Island Jewish Medical Center – Center of Excellence Award
1993 NYS Nurse of Distinction Nomination, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
1988 Scholarship Award – presented by Graduate Faculty Adelphi University
1984 Outstanding Young Woman of America
1978 Sigma Theta Tau – National Honor Society –Alpha Omega Chapter
MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
American Nurses Association- Member
National League for Nursing- Member
National Nursing Staff Development Organization – National Conference
Planning Committee (2003 – 2004)
National Board of Directors (elected position) (2005 –2007)
North Carolina Nurses Association (2003 –2008) – Commission on Education (2003 – 2008; Vice
Chair 2006); Awards Committee (2004 – 2007)
North Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders (2004 –2008) Board Member – Annual conference co-
chair (2005 – 2006 and 2006-2007)
Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) (1999 to present) – Publications Committee (2003),
Education Committee (2005 – 2006 and 2006-2007and 2010, 2011), 40th Anniversary Celebration Committee (2006-2007), National Advisory Committee (2007), Patient Safety Committee (2008) (all appointed positions)
Sigma Theta Tau (1978- present) - International Honor Society of Nursing.
POLICY AND ADVISORY BOARDS:
American Nurses Association Advisory Board Scope of Practice Barriers (appointed 2015)
American Nurses Credentialing Center- Commission on Accreditation (appointed 2012-2013)
American Nurses Association- Council on Nursing Practice and Economics (appointed 2007-2008)
Advisory Board Company, Washington DC, Leadership Development Advisory Board (2008)
North Carolina State Board of Nursing Transition to the Workplace Advisory Board (2005-2008)
Osler Society of the Hofstra North Shore –LIJ School of Medicine Advisory Board (2014-2015)
American Journal of Nursing- invited reviewer (2008)
Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing –Editorial Board; Associate Editor (May 2005 – present)
Journal for Nurses in Staff Development – Editorial board (2002 – July 2005) (Jan. 2008-2009)
Nurse Leader- Invited Guest editor (May/June 2005 issue)
Nurse Leader- Invited Guest editor (October 2012 issue)
MODRN – Editorial Advisory Board (April 2006-2007)
Narrateur: Reflections on Caring- the literary journal of the Hofstra NSLIJ School of Medicine Editorial review board- non- fiction (2011-2015)
Quality Management in Healthcare-invited reviewer special issue on Education and Quality (July, 2008)