Lenora Smith


Associate Professor, College of Nursing


1610 Ben Graves Drive
Nursing Building
Room 209D
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
  • MSN/FNP (subspecialty in palliative care), University of Alabama Birmingham
  • MSN, University of Phoenix
  • BSN, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • ADN, Davidson County Community College
  • NHCGNE Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing
  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) Certified Administrator
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner

Clinical Expertise

  • Gerontology
  • Home health
  • Case management


  • Gerontology
  • Improving Cognition in Dementia with Technology
  • End of life/palliative care

Recent Publications

  • Smith, L., Argentina, V., Price, J., & O’Brien, C. (2020). The mobile physical activity and cognitive training (mPACT) app for older adults: A pilot study. Computer, Nursing, Informatics, 38(11), 537-542.

  • Smith, L., & Argentina, V. (2019). The usability of physical activity and cognitive training applications in people with mild cognitive impairment. Research in Gerontological Nursing 13(2), 64-72.doi: 10.3928/19404921-20190930-04.

  • UAH College of Nursing Writing Team. Smith, L. co-writer (2018). Striving for excellence: Creating environments that promote the pedagogical expertise of faculty. National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

  • Smith, L., & Ferguson, R. (2017). Artificial nutrition and hydration in people with dementia: What the evidence reveals. Home Healthcare Now – Journal for Homecare Clinicians, 35(6), 321-325.

  • Earp, J., Hannibal, R., & Smith, L.(2017). Shared decision-making at end of life. UAB School of Medicine CME: Geriatrics.

  • Smith, L., Amella, EJ., & Nemeth, L. (2016). Perceptions of home health nurses regarding suffering, artificial nutrition and hydration in late stage dementia. Home Healthcare Now –Journal for Homecare Clinicians, 34(9), 2-8.

  • Smith, L, Amella, E., & Mueller, M. (2015). Instrument development and measurement of NC home health nurses’ knowledge of artificial nutrition and hydration at end of life. Home Healthcare Now –Journal for Homecare Clinicians, 33(1), 38-41.

  • Smith, L. (2015). Dissertation publication: Home Health Nurses’ Knowledge and Beliefs toward Suffering, Artificial Nutrition and Hydration in People with Late Stage Dementia. ProQuest.

  • Smith, L., Amella, E., Edlund, B., & Mueller, M. (2014). A dimensional analysis on the concept of suffering in people with late stage dementia at end of life. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 16(5), 263-270.

  • Smith, L. (2014). SNRS student network editorial. Research in Nursing & Health, 37(14), 9-10.

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