Wayne State University

Leanne Nantais-Smith, Ph.D., RN, NNP-BC

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Leanne

    Assistant Professor (Clinical), Director of Advanced Practice and Graduate Certificate Programs, Graduate Specialty Coordinator, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Specialty


    Contact

  • leanne.nantais-smith@wayne.edu
  • 313-577-5934
  • 313-577-4188 (Fax)

Office Address

240 Cohn

Office Hours

By appointment.

Bio Sketch

Leanne Nantais-Smith Ph.D., RN, NNP-BC, College of Nursing Assistant Clinical Professor at Wayne State University, has extensive experience as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and has focused her research on the identification of noninvasive biomarkers of necrotizing enterocolitis in extremely preterm infants. She has served as a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners Task Force for the 2008 and 2014 published national Education Standards and Curriculum Guidelines for NNP Education. She has also co-authored articles on NNP workforce shortage issues, NICU case reports and case-based education, a continuing education NICU module, and parent decision-making with extremely preterm infants.

Education

  • B.S.N. – Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan
  • M.S.N. – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Ph.D. Nursing – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

  • Noninvasive NEC Biomarker research
  • Development of NNP Education Standards and Curriculum Guidelines
  • NNP Clinical Specialty Education  

Selected Publications

Publications (*data based; †with student)

Chapter:

Nantais-Smith, L.M. & Herrington, C.J. (2016). Chapter 4: "Assessing Growth Parameters in the Newborn: Identifying Abnormal Findings." In Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing: A Case-Based Learning Approach. Springer Publishing Company: New York

Journal Articles:

Herrington, C.J. & Nantais-Smith, L.M. (2016).  "Noninvasive ventilation in the preterm infant." CNE Now! National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Chicago, IL.

*Nantais-Smith, L. & Kadrofske, M. (2015). "Non-Invasive Biomarkers of NEC." Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 29(1), January-March. 

*Freed, G.L., Dunham, K.M., Martyn, K., Nantais-Smith, L., Moran, L.M., & Spera, L. (2015). "Capacity of, and Demand for, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Educational Programs: A missing piece of the workforce puzzle." Journal of Professional Nursing, 31(4), July-August.

†Ohns M.J., Oliver-McNeil, S., Nantais-Smith, L. M., & George, N. (2015). "Nonurgent use of the emergency department by pediatric patients: A theory-guided approach for primary and acute care pediatric nurse practitioners." Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 30(4), 339-346.

*Kavanaugh, K., Nantais-Smith, L., Savage, T., Schim, S.M., & Natarajan, G. (2014). "Extended Family Support for Parents Faced with Life Support Decisions for Extremely Premature Infants." Neonatal Network, 33(5), September/October 2014. Springer Publishing Company,
Task Force. Contributing Author. (2014, February). Education Standards and Curriculum Guidelines. National Association of Nurses (NANN); Glenview, Illinois.

*Freed, G.L., Dunham, K.M., Martyn, K., Nantais-Smith, L., Moran, L.M., & Spera, L. (2013). "Neonatal Nurse Practitioners: Influence on Career Choice." Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 9(2), 82-86.

*Ennis, B. & Nantais-Smith, L. (2010). "Visual Diagnosis: Lower Lumbosacral Cutaneous Lesion in a Newborn." NeoReviews, January 2010; 11:e44.

Current Research

Nantais-Smith. L. Noninvasive Biomarkers of Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Pilot Study. 2012-2015: Ada Jacox Research Award ($5,000) and College of Nursing Dean’s Research Award ($6,999).

Courses Taught

  • NUR 7444 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan
  • NUR7200 Advanced Neonatal Pharmacology
  • NUR 7030 Advanced Nursing Assessment
  • NUR 7225 Pathophysiology, Clinical Care, and Management I: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Specialty
  • NUR 7226 Pathophysiology, Clinical Care, and Management II: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Specialty
  • NUR 7227: Pathophysiology, Clinical Care, and Management III: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Specialty
  • NUR 8650 Advanced Practice Leadership