Faculty & Staff Details

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Bobbie Smith, MSN, RN, CNS

Title
Faculty
Campus
Larimer Campus
Office Location
BP137
Department
Nursing


Bobbie has an extensive and varied background working as a hospital floor nurse, clinical nurse specialist and nursing manager in a variety of clinical settings. She is devoted to the continued development of diversity in education and nursing. Bobbie has worked in medical surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics, long term care step-down units and home care nursing. She has been involved in education in varying capacities since 1995, including being a Department Chairperson and Dean of Education. In 2009, she returned to her love of teaching at FRCC.
Teaching Philosophy
I believe in an honest, straightforward communication style with students. I love teaching the “new” students…full of life and eagerness… to open themselves to opportunities, to critical thinking and to always strive for best practice. Isn’t nursing wonderful?
Teaching Experience

2009-Present

  • Faculty at Front Range Community College

Previous

  • Nurse at PSA Homecare
  • Dean at California College
  • Department Chair at Parks College
  • Director of Case Management for Spring Creek, Fort Collins Healthcare &Golden West Nursing Homes
  • Assistant Director of Nursing, Spring Creek Healthcare
  • Adjunct Faculty at University of Northern Colorado
  • Nurse at Poudre Valley Hospital
  • Administrator, Interim Homecare
Education

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, MSN, CNS, Advanced Practice, 1995
University of Northern Colorado, BSN, Minor Cultural Anthropology 1991

Courses Taught
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • LPN Basic Concepts of OB Nursing
  • Transition from LPN to RN
     
Additional Information

Honors, Awards, Publications

Cultural Awareness, University of Northern Colorado, 1995