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Stephanie Smith, MS, RN, CPNP-AC/PC

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prevention of surgical site infection, plagiocephaly, chiari I malformation, hydrocephalus and non-accidental trauma


Stephanie Smith is a nurse practitioner in the neurosurgery department at Dayton Children's Hospital.

education and training

  • School: Wright State University

publications and presentations

  • Smith, S (2017).  Tumors of the Central Nervous System. In Cartwright, C. & Wallace, D. (Eds) Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgical Patient. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg
  • Pediatric Forum: Chiari Malformation
  • Nursing Poster: Surgical Site Infection – Hospital Acquired Condition Bundle
  • Nursing Presentation: Care of Patients with Subdural and Lumbar Drains   
  • Nursing Presentation: Neurosurgery Diagnoses and Care of Patients    
  • Nursing Presentation: What is Evidence-based Practice

awards, honors and organizations

  • American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year 2017" Award for contributions to "Nursing Care of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Patient, 3rd Edition"
  • Member of the American Association for Neuroscience
  • Member for the Ohio Chapter of the National Association for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

the field of neurosurgery is a challenging and very rewarding field that is ever changing and advancing.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

it provides excellent care for their patients and supports and encourages their staff to seek opportunities to grow professionally.

Dayton Children's is special because...

we are just small enough to allow families to feel that they are given individualized care where the staff get to know them by name and that they can be an integral part of their children's care.

ratings and reviews
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Dayton Survey

Very knowledgeable about Hannah’s health, compassionate , and gave an in-depth examination . Would highly recommend.

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Dayton Survey

She was wonderful!

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Dayton Survey

Thanks for taking care of our sweet boy!

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Dayton Survey

The provider name to Stephanie that I saw with my child was very thorough and kind. Although the whole condition is a little bit overwhelming she was good at giving me information to try to help the situation. I would recommend this office for anybody going through flat head syndrome with any other children. They are not pushy and do not seem to be quick to just put your child in a helmet. They spend time on trying to fix the situation before hand. I was very satisfied with this experience.

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