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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.


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.