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Charlene M. Smith

Professor and Chair, Undergraduate Nursing
Wegmans School of Nursing

Charlene Smith

Areas of Expertise

  • Patient safety
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing professional development
  • Online distance learning
  • Educational technology
  • Program/project management
  • Professional communication


A registered professional nurse and women's health nurse practitioner, Smith has worked as a staff nurse, nursing supervisor, nurse educator, school nurse, clinical instructor, and clinical care manager, amassing 26 years of experience as a nurse educator in both clinical and academic settings.

She has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally and consulted on topics related to educational design, competency assessment, and online learning. Her research interests and publications are primarily related to evidence-based education, nursing professional development, and online learning.