Dr. Sonia A. Smith, DNP, CPNP/CNS

Research Interests
  • Pediatric sleep medicine
  • Sleep health promotion for children of all ages, children with special needs, and college students
  • Health provider sleep medicine education
  • Hospital noise pollution

  • DNP, Troy University, 2016
  • MN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner / Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emory University, 1991
  • BSN, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1986

Selected Publications
  • Smith, S. (2015). The role of dentistry and orthodontics in pediatric sleep medicine. Sleep Scholar. Retrieved from https://americansleepandbreathingacademy.com/defining-the-role-of-dentistry-in-pediatric-sleep-medicine/
  • Smith, S. (2015). Infection control in the pediatric sleep center. Retrieved from https://www.aastweb.org/blog/author/sonia-smith
  • Smith, S. (2015). Sleep disturbance in children. Retrieved from https://nolathenurse.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/sleep-disturbance-in-children-by-sonia-smith-np/
  • Smith, S. (1997). Effectively incorporating patient education into the primary care setting. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 11, 92-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0891-5245(97)90009-2


Doctoral Courses

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Planning
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership
  • Translating Evidence into Practice
  • DNP Project Planning
  • DNP Residency I
  • DNP Residency II

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Advanced Pediatric Primary Care Nursing I
  • Advanced Pediatric Primary Care Nursing II
  • Advanced Pediatric Primary Care Nursing III
  • Advanced Pediatric Primary Care Nursing IV
  • Pediatric Primary Care NP I
  • Advanced Pediatric Primary Care NP II

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Childbearing and Childrearing Nursing Clinical
  • Nursing Care of the Childbearing / Childrearing Families