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Dr. Lenora Smith

Dr. Lenora Smith

Assistant Professor

Dr. Lenora Smith is an Assistant Professor at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. She teaches in the RN to BSN and DNP Program.


  • PhD – Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina
  • MSN – FNP with subspecialty in Palliative Care – University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • MSN – University of Phoenix
  • BSN – University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • ADN – Davidson County Community College, Lexington, North Carolina

Clinical Expertise

  • Gerontology, specifically nursing care for older adults in a variety of settings with interventions to improve quality of life, end of life, and palliative care
  • Examining nurses’ knowledge of artificial nutrition and hydration in people with dementia
  • Preventing or improving cognition in people with dementia via technology

Research Interests

  • Gerontology
  • Dementia-related research/Non-pharmacological technological interventions in dementia
  • End of life/palliative care

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Awards
    • UAB Geriatrics Education Faculty Scholar, 2015-2016

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