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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Amy Smith, MSN, CNM, D.N.P.

clinical assistant professor and director, clinical learning and simulation centers

Amy Smith, M.S.N., CNM, D.N.P.

Maloney Hall 275


  • D.N.P. - MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • M.S.N. - Yale University School of Nursing
  • B.S.N. - Saint Anselm College

Patient safety in labor and delivery, the use of simulation based clinical teaching in undergraduate nursing programs, evaluating the value of the nursing process among labor and delivery nurses

Dr. Amy Smith joined the Boston College nursing faculty in 2009. She is a certified nurse-midwife and works part time at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Vincent OB/GYN Midwifery Service. She has been a CNM at the MGH for the past 14 years, and prior to that worked as a CNM at the North Shore Birthing Center in Beverly. Massachusetts. Dr. Smith is the synthesis course coordinator—in this role, she works with students, faculty and institutions to facilitate the senior nursing clinical synthesis experience.

Dr. Smith enjoys clinical teaching and is experienced in the use of simulation based education. She assists in the development and implementation of the labor and delivery simulation courses used at the world renowned MGH Center for Medical Simulation.

Dr. Smith received her bachelor of science degree from St. Anselm College. She obtained her master's of science in nursing specializing in nurse-midwifery from Yale University and she received her doctor of nursing practice degree from the MGH Institute of Health Professions with a concentration in medical simulation. Her coursework was largely focused on the development and implementation of simulation based learning experiences for undergraduate nursing students. She also developed and implemented an ultrasound training program for certified nurse-midwives.

She lives in Kennebunkport, Maine with her husband and two children, Derek and Matthew.


  • 2015 - Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Mentorship Award, Connell School of Nursing
  • 2014 - Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, Connell School of Nursing