Peggy Ward-Smith, RN, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, School of Graduate Studies & Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies

Phone: 816-235-5624
wardsmithp@umkc.edu

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Biography:

A tenured faculty member with the School of Nursing and Health Studies since 2006, Peggy is also serving as the Interim Dean for the School of Graduate Studies. An American Nurse Foundation Scholar, Peggy is also a member of the 2010 class of HERS Leadership Training (Higher Education Resource Services). Presently, Peggy is the chairperson for 15 doctoral students who have education as a research area of focus.

Recent Publications

  • Peacock, A., Ward-Smith, P., Fullerton, T., Blake, S., Crumley, J., Stumpenhaus, A., Adamson, K.M., Conant, J., & Teegarden, L. (2017). Participation in an online journal club as a career ladder activity.  Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(4), 1-5.
  • Calloway, S., Young, C., & Ward-Smith, P. (2017). The Impact of Case Based Learning on Stigmatizing Attitudes Regarding Mental Illness Among Nurse Practitioner Students. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 36(1), 3-10.  http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/h0094774
  • Prichard, S., & Ward-Smith, P. (2017). A concept analysis of “Reluctance to fail.” Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(8), 80-85.
  • Sanner-Stiehr, E., & Ward-Smith, P. (2017). Lateral Violence in Nursing: Implications and Strategies. Nurse Educators Journal of Professional Nursing, 33(2), 113-118.
  • Schlittenhardt, M., Smith, S.C., & Ward-Smith, P. (2016). Tele-continence care: a novel approach for providers. Urological Nursing, 36(5), 217-223.
  • Lee, K., Shull, H., & Ward-Smith, P. (2016). Active versus passive learning: perceptions of undergraduate students. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(9), 63-66.
  • Freeman-Jobson, J., Rogers, J., & Ward-Smith, P. (2016). Effect of an education presentation on the knowledge and awareness of urinary tract infection among non-licensed and licensed heal care workers in long-term care facilities. Urologic Nursing, 36(2), 67-71. doi:10.7257/1053-816X.2016.36.2.
  • Sanner-Stiehr, E., & Ward-Smith, P. (2016). Increasing Self-Efficacy: Lateral Violence Response Training for Nursing Students. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(2), 1-6.
  • Peterson, J.A. & Ward-Smith, P. (2016). Choose-to-Move + Physical Activity Program.  Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(1), 118-123.
  • Ward-Smith, P., & Peterson, J. (2016). Development of an Instrument to Assess Nurse Practitioner Attitudes and Beliefs about Obesity. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 28(3), 125-129. doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12281

Curriculum Vitae