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Millie Hepburn-smith

Assistant Professor

College of Health Professions

Undergraduate Nursing

  • @Pleasantville


PhD, Seton Hall University, 2016

MS, Columbia University, 2009
MPhil - Nursing

, Villanova University, 2005
Post MS Certificate - Nursing Administration

MS, Bloomsburg University, 1997

BS, SUNY Brockport, 1982

, SUNY Canton, 1978
AAS Veterinary Science Technology

Awards and Honors

Quinnipiac University, 2018 - Elected Faculty Senate
Association for Prevention Teaching Research, 2017 - Appointed Planning Committee
Council for Advancing Nursing Science, 2017 - Appointed Program Committee
2016 - Newsworthy Press Release: Presentation at 2016 International Stroke Conference
2016 - Reviewer: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Aphasia Association, 2013 - Appointed Board of Directors
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, 2013 - Elected Board of Directors
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, 2012 - Appointed Chairperson American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Annual Planning Committee
American Stroke Association, 2012 - Elected to Annual Planning Committee
2012 - Reviewer: American Journal of Nursing
American Stroke Association, 2010 - Federal Public Advisory Committee
American Medical Association, 2009 - Federal Public Advisory Committee
World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses, 2009 - International Best Poster Award: Use of Bedside Shivering Assessment Scale, World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses Quadrennial Conference
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Medical Center, 2009 - Nursing Excellence Award for Advanced Practice
2009 - Nursing Spectrum Award for Mentoring
Columbia University, 2007 - Clinical Translational Research Scholarship Award: T32 Certificate
American Stroke Association, 2006 - Regional Programming Award
American Stroke Association, 2005 - Achievement Award
2004 - Nightingale Awards of PA recognition for advanced practice nursing
Tri County Coalition for the Prevention of Tobacco Abuse & Accident Prevention Program in Regional High schools, 2001 - Leadership Award


  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS-BC)
  • The American Heart Association, Basic Life Support
  • Human Subjects Research, CITI Training research competency
  • The National Stroke Association, National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certificate
  • The American Heart Association of Neuroscience Nurses, Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN)


Variables affecting Health promotion behaviors among urban Black women, Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Hepburn-smith, M. A. Academic Journal. http://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12387

Comprehensive Review of Stroke Nursing
Hepburn-smith, M. A. & Livesay, S. (2018). Academic Journal.


Hepburn-smith, M. A. (2018). International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference . Oral Symposia: “Supporting the Assessment of Writing within Disciplinary Contexts”. Auburn University, Auburn, AL .

Hepburn-smith, M. A. (2018). National League for Nursing & STTI Research and Education Conference: Writing across the Curriculum . Educational Strategies to Enhance Graduate / Undergraduate Nursing Comprehension of Pathophysiology. National League for Nursing & STTI Research and Education.

Hepburn-smith, M. A. (2017). AAC&U Videotape to describe development of Capstone Course Design. Providence, RI.

Hepburn-smith, M. A. (2017). American Academy of Nursing. Health Promotion Policy to Reduce Health Disparities, for presentation at the Transforming Health Policy Conference. American Academy of Nursing.

Hepburn-smith, M. A. (2017). Critical competencies for Stroke Rehabilitation Georgia State Stroke Coalition and The Atlanta Chapter of AANN Plenary- Emory Brain Institute. Emory Brain Institute, Atlanta, GA .

Hepburn-smith, M. A. (2017). National Student Leaders Conference. Clinical Practice, Leadership and Research in Neuroscience Nursing Plenary. Yale University .

Hepburn-smith, M. A. (2017). Use of writing across the curriculum strategies within advanced pathophysiology in a doctoral nurse practitioner (DNP) program National Nurse Practitioner Faculty Conference. Washington, DC .


American Nurses Association

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses[Abstract Reviewer]

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses[Board of Directors]

National Aphasia Association[Board of Directors]

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses[Chairperson for national annual planning committee]

Sigma Theta Tau International[Inducted]


  • Student Affairs Committee, @ Quinnipiac University
  • University Curriculum Review Committee @ Quinnipiac University
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