Paula Smyth

Name Paula Smyth
School School of Health and Life Science
ProgramBachelor of Science – Nursing
Academic and Professional Designations
  • RN
  • BScN (with honour standing)
  • MScN

Professor – Nursing

Coordinator, Health and Life Sciences (Nursing RPN-BScN)

Courses Taught
  • NSG 3X04
  • NSG 3RS3
  • NSG 3RT3
  • NSG 4J07
  • NSG 4K10
  • NSG 3RY4
  • NSG 3A04
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Clinical Teaching/Education - Med/Surg Focus
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Seniors Focused Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Complex Continuing Care
  • Leadership
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • 30 years RN experience – tertiary/acute care; surgical oncology & in-patient surgery/ GI medicine/ short stay surgery/complex continuing care/ long-term care
  • 8 years Clinical Educator - Complex Continuing Care (CCC), Rehab, Palliative Care, LTC – Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH) & St. Joseph's Health Centre (SJHC)
  • 2 years Infection Control Practitioner – SJHC
  • 3 years Program Manager – CCC, Restorative Care, Palliative Care SJHC
  • 10 years staff nurse experience
  • 9th year FT nursing professor at Conestoga College
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications
  • MRP – Charting new territory in residential care environments:  Quality of life for adults with Multiple Sclerosis – Integrative review nominated for research award at York University
  • Presenter - Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) educator conference
  • Presenter at Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Convention Toronto
  • Presenter at Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) Annual Convention & Exhibition
  • CMH Diamond Performance Award Winner – Least restraint policy implementation
  • WWLHIN – Member of Health Professionals Advisory Committee