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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)


Hepburn-smith, M. A. (2018). Variables affecting Health promotion behaviors among urban Black women, Journal of Nursing Scholarship. Academic Journal. http://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12387

Hepburn-smith, M. A., Dynkevich, I., Spektor, M., Czeisler, B. & Lewis, A. (2016). Establishment of an external ventricular drain (EVD) best practice guideline: The quest for a comprehensive, universal standard for EVD care, Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. Academic Journal. Vol 48

Hepburn-smith, M. A. & Livesay, S. Comprehensive Review of Stroke Nursing. 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

Hepburn-smith, M. A. (2016). ANA National Conference. The Quest for an Interdisciplinary global standard for EVD Insertion, Care and Maintenance. Orlando, FL

Hepburn-smith, M. A. (2016). Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science Presentation (CANS) . Factors affecting Health Promotion in Urban Black women. Washington, DC

Hepburn-smith, M. A. (2016). International Stroke Conference . Stroke health behaviors in Urban Black women.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts


  • American Nurses Association 2010
  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses [Abstract Reviewer] 2009
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists 2002
  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses [Board of Directors] 2013
  • National Aphasia Association [Board of Directors ]
  • American Association of Neuroscience Nurses [Chairperson for national annual planning committee ]
  • Sigma Theta Tau International [Inducted ]
    International Honor Society


  • Student Affairs Committee, @ Quinnipiac University
  • IMAGINE Advisory Board, for Inclusion and Diversity, @ Quinnipiac University
  • Marketing and National prominence strategic planning @ Quinnipiac University
  • University Curriculum Review Committee @ Quinnipiac University
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