Nursing Program Staff

Dr. Mable H. Smith, RN, JD, PhD, Dean and Professor, Roseman University College of Nursing

Dr. Smith received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the Florida State University, a Masters in Nursing from Emory University, a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University, and a JD degree in Law with honors from the College of Law at Florida State University in 1993. Dr. Smith began her academic career as an Instructor of Nursing at Florida A&M University (FAMU) Tallahassee, Florida in 1980 and has worked as an Associate Professor at University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and Old Dominion University (ODU), Coordinator of the Nursing Program at USM, Gulf Park campus. She has worked as a staff nurse at various health care facilities and as a Nursing Supervisor at a Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Smith has taught courses at all level of the curriculum, including, generic undergraduates, RN-BSN, graduate and doctoral level students. She has received several awards for excellence in teaching. A prolific writer, Dr. Smith has authored and co-authored numerous refereed publications, which include chapters in textbooks and a textbook The Legal, Ethical, and Professional Dimensions of Higher Education scheduled for publication by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Publishers in November 2004. She has presented presentations at numerous local and national professional meetings. She is a member of several national professional organizations, including the Virginia Bar Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys.

Catherine D’Amico, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Dean and Professor, Roseman University College of Nursing

Dr. Catherine D’Amico joins the Roseman University, Henderson Campus as Professor and Associate Dean for the College of Nursing.  Dr. D’Amico has more than 30 years experience in nursing education and administration.  Her career prior to moving to the Las Vegas area was in the New York City metropolitan area.

Dr. D’Amico served as the Director of Undergraduate Programs for the Hunter College – Bellevue School of Nursing, CUNY and as the director of several associate degree programs.  Additionally, she has been the assistant director of nursing for staff development and managed the medical outpatient clinics in a major academic medical center.

Adult and older adult health are Dr. D’Amico’s major areas of clinical expertise and research.  Her recent publications center on the prevention of falls as a complication of hospitalization for older adults.  In the educational setting Dr. D’Amico has focused on curriculum revision including the use of competency based education and testing, and the inclusion of technological resources in nursing education.

Dr. D’Amico is a member of numerous honorary, professional and community organizations.  She has been an active member of the NLN serving on committees and task forces.  She was recently the Vice President for the Alpha Phi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau (the National Nursing Honor Society), she has served as an advisor for local Boy Scout troops and on the board of community health and education agencies in the New York area.

Dr. D’Amico earned her PhD at New York University and her Masters’ and Baccalaureate degrees at the Hunter College – Bellevue School of Nursing.  She is certified as a Nurse Executive – Advanced by the American Nurse Credentialing Center.

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