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Lisa Smith, DNP, RN, FNP-C

FNP/DNP Program Director, FNP Practicum Field Director | Associate Professor of Nursing


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Radford University, 2013
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Virginia, 1994
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Lynchburg, 1990


Dr. Smith has been a nurse practitioner since 1996. She has worked in urgent care and GI during her career as a nurse practitioner. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she was a perioperative nurse. Dr. Smith worked as an adjunct professor for LUSON prior to joining the FNP/DNP program as a full-time faculty member, teaching the FNP practicum courses, serving as the FNP/DNP Program Director and Practicum Field Director..

Dr. Smith has three adult children, who are married, two grandsons and a granddaughter.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners

Courses Taught

  • NURS 700  Advanced Nursing Research
  • NURS 712  Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioners
  • NURS 715  Theoretical Application for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • NURS 716  Applications of Evidence-Based Care
  • NURS 718  Informatics, Technology and Trends for Transforming Healthcare
  • NURS 734  Family Nursing I: Acute Health
  • NURS 740  Family Nurse Practitioner I
  • NURS 741  Family Nurse Practitioner I
  • NURS 743  Family Nurse Practitioner II
  • NURS 744  Family Nurse Practitioner II
  • NURS 838  Family Nurse Practitioner III

Research Interests

  • Telemedicine
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Forensic Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioner Burnout
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