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Shirley Ann Newell Smith

Shirley Ann Newell Smith, American oncology clinical specialist, hospice coordinator. Registered Nurse Pennsylvania; oncology certified nurse; certified bereavement facilitator. Grantee Australian Computer Society; recipient Excellence in Nursing commendation, Award for Excellence in Nursing Research Zeta Psi chapter Sigma Theta Tau, Quality of Life Lectureship award Oncology Nurses Society, 1995.


  • Smith, Shirley Ann Newell was born on March 18, 1935 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of James Henry and Margaret Louise (Jones) Newell.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Los Angeles County General Hospital, 1957. Bachelor of science in nursing, Bloomsburg University, 1979. MSN, University Pennsylvania, 1980.


    • Staff nurse, assistant head nurse, Los Angeles County General Hospital, 1957-1958;staff nurse, Center County Hospital, Belafonte, Pennsylvania, 1958-1966;visiting nurse, Visiting Nurse Association, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1966-1967;dental assistant and preventive health instructor, Loyalsock Dental Associations, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1967-1972;staff nurse, Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1976-1978;health consultant, Indochinese Program, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, 1978;clinical instructor, Williamsport Area Community College, 1979;clinical nurse specialist oncology, hospice program coordinator, VA Medical Center, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, since 1980. Member board directors Pennsylvania Hospice Network, 1986-1987. Member planning committee National Training Program on Hospice, Salt Lake City, 1993.

      Member editorial board FORUM, A Journal for Hospital Ethics Coms., 1989-1990. Member of advisory committee for North-East Pennsylvania Cmty. Cancer Program Consortium, 1990-1992.

      Preceptor for graduate nursing program State University of New York, Binghamton, 1985-1987, University of Pennsylvania, since 1987, College Misericordia,1988, 89, Wilkes U., since 1990.


    Member American Nurses Association, National Hospice Organization, American Cancer Society (nursing education subcommittee since 1980, chair 1982-1984, professional education committee 1982-1984, board directors 1981-1988), American Society Law and Medicine, International Society Nurses in Cancer Care, Oncologu Nursing Society, NOVA Nurses of the VA.


    • Married Clair Smith, December 25, 1954. Children: Marcella, Dianne.
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