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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
 

Ann Petersen-Smith, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC

Assistant Professor


Ann Petersen-Smith

ann.petersen-smith@ucdenver.edu

Ann Petersen-Smith has dedicated her career to health and well being of children and families. She has lived in Aurora, Colorado most of her life and started her 33-year nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the University of Colorado Hospital. Eventually, Ann earned a Baccalaureate and Master’s degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She earned a PhD in Child and Family Studies through the College of Education at the University of Denver in 2007. Ann is a dually certified Acute and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) who works in the Emergency Department at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. She joined the faculty at the University of Colorado 5 years ago and teaches pediatric nursing in the baccalaureate program and serves at the PNP Option Coordinator. Ann precepts advanced practice nursing students in the clinical setting and teaches pediatric primary care in the classroom. Ann has authored a number of pediatric primary care book chapters and articles. She has been invited to speak locally and nationally on a variety of pediatric topics. Her clinical interests include advanced pediatric physical assessment and pediatric acute care.

Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
PhD University of Denver College of Education
Denver, Colorado
Child and Family Studies 2007
MS University of Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Primary Care of Infants,
Children,and Adolescents
1992
BS University of Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Nursing 1986
AS Community College of Denver
Denver, Colorado
Nursing 1982
LPN Emily Griffith Opportunity School
Denver, Colorado
Nursing 1979
  1. Petersen-Smith, A (in process). Why can’t I stay up a late? The benefits of getting quality ZZZs. Ready, Set, Grow.
  2. Petersen, A. (5th edition in process). C. Burns, N. Barber, M. Brady, & A. Dunn (eds.) Pediatric Primary Care: A handbook for pediatric nurse practitioners. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. Author or co-author for Ear, Dermatology, GI and GU chapters.
  3. Traylor, C & Petersen-Smith, A (2011). Pediatric asthma care in primary care pediatrics: a quality improvement initiative. Pediatric NP/PA, 2(1): 24-25. www.PEDIATRICNPPA.com
  4. Petersen-Smith, A. (2009) Health history. In T. Linder (ed.) Transdisciplinary Play Based Assessment. Baltimore: Brooks Publishing.
  5. Petersen-Smith, A. & McKenzie, S. (2009). Ear. In C. Burns, N. Barber, M. Brady, & A. Dunn (eds.) Pediatric Primary Care: A handbook for pediatric nurse practitioners. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  6. Petersen-Smith, A. & McKenzie, S. (2009). Gastrointestinal disorders. In C. Burns, N. Barber, M. Brady, & A. Dunn (eds.) Pediatric Primary Care: A handbook for pediatric nurse practitioners. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.
  7. Petersen-Smith, A. (1995) Renal tubular acidosis: when kids won't grow. J Pediatr Health Care, 9(3): 131-3.
  8. Petersen-Smith, A., Barber, N., Coody, D., West, M., & Yetman, R. (1994). Comparison of aural infrared thermometry with traditional rectal temperatures in children from birth to three-years of age. Pediatrics, 125, 83-85.
  9. Poole, S., Schmitt, B., Carruth, T., Petersen-Smith, A., & Slusarski, M. (1993). After-hours telephone coverage: The application of an area-wide telephone triage and advice system for pediatric practices. Pediatrics, 124, 670-679.
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