Welcome to my electronic professional portfolio. This portfolio is a reflection of my over 28 years of nursing experience, culminating in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing.
Throughout my nursing career, I have been devoted to providing care to some of the most vulnerable populations in not only nursing but society. Hallmarks of my career are the core values of clinical excellence, service before self and integrity. Each phase of my career and advanced education has brought different and exciting challenges. Many of these are contained in the portfolio and reflected in my Curriculum Vitae.
The DNP will provide me the opportunity to work diligently to improve the quality of health care delivery systems at a much broader level. The essential competencies acquired during the UAB doctoral program continue to reshape the way in which I practice and lead as an advanced practice nurse. I now possess the core knowledge and expertise required to deliver the best evidence-based care, conduct critical analyses of organizational structures, and implement recommendations based on population data. The DNP will allow me to utilize clinical scholarship and organizational leadership to transform health care delivery for the psychiatric population.
Portions of the electronic portfolio are password protected. If you would like to review the contents, please e-mail me at DSmith0706@aol.com and I’ll provide you access.
All my Best,
Dr. Delaine R. Smith, DNP, MSN, PMHNP, APRN, BC