Ann Smith, PhD, RN, CRRN, ANP-BC

Ann Smith, PhD, RN, CRRN, ANP-BC

Assistant Professor


Nursing 406; Gerontology; Senior students; Clinical component at Westminster Thurber Retirement Community and/or at various community sites year round.

On-line RN to BSN program; Nursing 409; Gerontology, and Nursing 3533; Transcultural Concepts.

Prior: on-line, RN refresher course.


PhD, Nursing, Minor=Family Relations and Human Development, The Ohio State University, 1995. Dissertation: Relationship between caregiver burden, functional ability, and cognitive status in TBI patients in an acute rehabilitation setting.

ANP, Nursing, The Ohio State University, 1996

CRRN (Certified Rehabiltation Registered Nurse) certified in 1990 through ARN (Association of Rehabilitation Nurses)

MS. Nursing, Minors=geriatrics and administration, The Ohio State University, 1988. Thesis: Preventing decubitus ulcers in the elderly

BS, Nursing, The Ohio State University, 1987

Bishop Ready High School, Columbus, OH 1983

Certifications, Honors & Achievements

NPI number: 1225354830
ANCC certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner through 3/31/17
CRRN certified through ARN until 12/31/17
Ohio RN license=212109 valid until 8/31/15
Certificate of Authority for the State of Ohio, NP-00087, valid until 8/31/15
Collaborating physician= Dr. W. Jerry Mysiw, MD
Credentialed as a mid-level provider at OSUWMC
CITI training valid until 12/3/15
BLS vaild until 5/31/17
ACLS certified until 5/31/17
Central Ohio ThinkFirst Chapter Director since 2/2008


Captain of the OSU Women's Varsity Swim Team 1986-1987; Varisty O Board, secretary, and then President between 1996-2005.

Recipient of the ARN/HealthSouth Clinical Excellence Staff Nurse Award, September, 1994, Orlando, Florida.

Recipient of the Malcolm Maloof Scholarship for the Nurse In Washington Internship, March, 1995, Washington, DC.

Recipient of the Mid-Ohio District Nursing Scholarship for continued education, May, 1995.

Recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award from The Ohio State University Medical Center, May, 1995.

Recipient of the Advanced Practice Nurse Award from the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, November, 1999, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Inducted into the Bishop Ready High School Alumni Hall of Fame, May 14, 2005.

Recipient of the Association of Faculty and Profession Women’s Professional Development Award at The Ohio State University, May 17, 2005

Recipient of the Doctorately Prepared Nurse Research Role Award from the Association of Rehabilitation Nurse, October 7,2005, Palm Springs, California.

Recipient of the National ThinkFirst Chapter of the Year Award while serving as the Director of the Central Ohio Chapter, June 16, 2009, Illinois.

Recipient of the Excellence in Community Health Education Team Award from the OSUMC, November 4, 2009, Columbus.

Inducted into the Hilltop YMCA Swimming Hall of Fame, November, 2010, Columbus.

National League for Nurse Hearst Foundation “Excellence in Geriatric Nursing Education Award”, 2013, for role in Nursing 406 at the Mount Carmel College of Nursing.


Smith, AM and Malone, JA. (November, 1990). "Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Institutionalized Elders: Assessing the effects of small, unscheduled shifts in body position". Decubitus, 3(4), p.20-24.

Braddum, RL (Editor). (1996). Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Salcido, R., Hart, D., and Smith, A. Chapter 31: "The prevention and management of pressure ulcers". Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Publishing Co.

Smith, AM and Schwirian, PM. (Sept./Oct., 1998)."Caregivers of Young Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury: Burden, Cognition, and Functional Ability three months after discharge from an acute rehabilitation center". Rehabilitation Nursing, 23 (5), p. 252-257.

Smith, A. (Chair), (2006). Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Nursing: Common Challenges and Interventions. Glenview, IL: Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation.


September 18, 1990. Managing Traumatic Brain Injury: Saving Lives. "Management of the assaultive patient". Ramada University Hotel and Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio.

April 4, 1991. The Ohio State University Hospitals Research Brown Bag. “Preventing Decubitus Ulcers in Institutionalized Elders”. The Ohio State University Hospitals Division of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio.

October 29, 1992. 18th Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Annual Conference: Education and Research: The Winning Combination. "Clinical Nursing Research...Getting Started". David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

November 5, 1993. 19th Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Annual Conference: Interactive Partnerships. "Caregiver burden: relationship to functional mobility and cognitivestatus". Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO.

August 26, 1994. 7th Annual Rehabilitation Continuum: From Hospital to Home. "New Pressure Ulcer AHCPR Guidelines". Radisson Plaza Hotel, Lexington, KY.

November 3, 1995. 21st Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Annual Conference: A Force for the Future. "Survivors of TBI and their families". Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana.

October 25, 1997. 23rd Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Annual Conference: Celebrating Success in Rehabilitation and Restorative Nursing. “Intrathecal Baclofen in the Management of Spasticity: How does it work?” Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

September 8, 1998. A 15 year Journey...Teaming up for the Future. “Intrathecal baclofen...How Does It work?”. AASCIN Conference. Riveria Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

May 6, 2009. The OSUMC Trauma Injury Prevention (IP) Program- ThinkFirst; can we make a difference? Clinical Excellence Fair at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH.

October 1, 2009. The Brain Injury Association of Ohio 28th Annual Educational Conference. ”Injury prevention and outreach through the Central Ohio ThinkFirst Chapter-what it does and does it make a difference?” Double Tree Hotel, Worthington, OH.

July 30, 2010. The Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership Annual Conference “Prevention of Brain Injury Among Ohio Youth: Helping them reach their full potential”. Poster presentation: “OSUMC’s Teen Driving Injury Prevention Initiatives”. Northeast Conference Center, Westerville, OH.

November 1, 2010. The Brain Injury Association of Ohio 29th Annual Educational Conference. “Make A Difference! Showcasing the VIP role of survivors in promoting injury prevention.” Double Tree Hotel, Worthington, OH.

April 9, 2011. ThinkFirst Conference on Injury Prevention: Celebrating 25 Years!. “Distracted Driving”. Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center: Denver: Co.

For the past 2 years, 2012-2014, my everyday position at OSUWMC, requires me to present frequently as the Central Ohio ThinkFirst Chapter Director. I have presented more than 150 programs each year to area high school on injury prevention initiatives and locally present for the Ohio Brain Injury Association, the National Safety Council Teen Driving Coalition, and at various safety fairs with Neighborhood Pride.


Multiple small grants each year from Cliff Kid Walk to School Day Grant held at Trinity Catholic Elementary this year , the "Put a Lid on It" campaign from AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) to purchase helmets for Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA, National SafeKids grant used for Trick or Treat Street materials at the YMCA, and the OIPP grant used to purchase night lights for the falls awareness campaign in September.

I have 2 IRB protocols at OSUWMC related to injury prevention (ThinkFirst) and SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention Referral for Treatment). I am SBIRT trained.

Community/Professional Service

Chair of the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership (OIPP) Teen Driving Subcommittee

Member of/Actively involved with:
MIPA (Mid-West Injury Prevention Alliance)-monthly conference calls
Franklin County SafeKids-monthly meetings (Columbus Public Health)
Franklin County SafeCommunities-quarterly meetings (Columbus Public Health)
Franklin County Fatality Review Committee-bi-monthly meetings (Columbus Public Health)
CAPS (Columbus Area Pedestrian Safety Committee)-bi-monthly meetings (Columbus Public Health)
CarTeens-monthly presentations on campus
National Safety Council Teen Driving Coalition-quarterly meetings

Professional Memberships in:
ARN (Association of Rehabilitation Nurses)
COARN (Central Ohio Chapter of ARN)
MODNA (Mid-Ohio District Nursing Association)
ASCIP (American Society of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals)
Sigma Theta Tau
ONA (Ohio Nurses Association)
NLN (National League of Nurses)
AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners)
OAAPN (Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses)


Donate blood six times a year
Grove City Turkey Waddle
Hilltop Bean Dinner
Special Olympics (swimming, bowling, and gymnastics)
Girl Scout Troop 2219
Boy Scout Troop and Crew 33/Cub Scout Pack 86
4H Country Blazers
Camp Nurse for KJ7
Hilltop YMCA
Westminster Thurber Retirement Community
Trinity Catholic School
St. Margaret's Church and bingo

90%: students receiving financial aid