Describe Image HereMarch 2, 2015 (Jackson) - Dr. Amy Rex-Smith, Professor of Nursing and Director of RN-BSN Program at Belhaven University, received the “Excellence in Nursing Education” award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Nurses Association (MAANA). The MAANA will host a dinner ceremony to honor her on April 10.

“Nursing is all about life-long learning,” said Dr. Rex-Smith, “When I care for acutely ill patients at the bedside, I do much good. If I can extend my reach by educating the next group of nurses, then I have made a more significant contribution to health care.”

She transferred to Belhaven University after 21 years working at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where her teaching focused on acute care, critical care nursing, and spirituality and health. Dr. Rex-Smith earned her B.S.N. at Seattle Pacific University and her M.S. in Medical-Surgical Nursing at Boston University. She later received her D.N.Sc. from the University of California at Los Angeles.