One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520 | 956-882-8200

Dianna Garcia-Smith

Dianna Garcia-Smith  

Dianna Garcia-Smith, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor


Ph.D. from The University of Arizona
M.S. from Arizona State University
B.S. from Houston Baptist University

CV/VITAE: Garcia-Smith's Vita

Classes Taught:

MSN courses:
NURS 6322 Moral and Ethical Issues in Nursing
NURS 6333 Research in Professional Nursing
NURS 6374 Clinical Leadership in Nursing
NURS 7301 Thesis I
NURS 7301 Thesis II
NURS 501 Advanced Nursing Issues and Roles
NURS 503 Healthcare Policy
NURS 505 Advanced Nursing Theory
NURS 507 Healthcare Research, Analysis and Utilization
BSN courses:
NURS 379 Nursing Research
NURS 455 Health Policy
NURS 467 Healthcare Informatics
NURS 469 Community Health
NURS 3xx Communication and Health Assessment
NURS 3xx Nursing Psychomotor Skills Lab
NURS 3xx Health Promotion throughout the Lifespan
NURS 3xx Physical Assessment for Nurses
NURS 2xx Principles of Community Health Nursing
NURS 2xx Introduction to Community Health Nursing
PHD course:
NURS 602 Academic Faculty Role (with Dr. P. Reed)

Joined UTB:


Previous Experience:

Assistant Professor, BSN Program, Nursing Department,
2010-University of Texas at Brownsville

Assistant Professor, MSN Program, Nursing Department, 2008- 2010
University of Texas at Brownsville

Adjunct MSN Faculty, College of Nursing, 2005- 2007
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

Graduate Teaching Associate, College of Nursing, 2004- 2007​​​​​​​​​

Office Hours​

Monday: By Appointment
Tuesday: By Appointment
Wednesday: By Appointment
Thursday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: By Appointment
**Appointments are encouraged.**
**After hours appointments are available.**
**Online message response within 24 hours.**
Office: LHSB 2.734
Phone: 956-882-5070
Fax: 956-882-6827

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