George Byron Smith, DNP, GNP-BC, CNE

George Byron Smith, DNP, GNP-BC, CNE

Associate Professor & Program Director, Post Masters DNP Program


P (949) 379-9712

F (949) 754-1334

16355 Laguna Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92618
George Byron Smith

Dr. Smith is a gerontological nurse practitioner that specializes in gerontology primary care and gerontology-psychiatric care. He received his BSN and MSN in Nursing Administration at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Post-Masters GNP Certificate at the University of South Florida, and DNP in Nursing Education at Case Western Reserve University. He is an Associate Professor and Program Director, Post Masters to DNP Program in the Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions where he teaches and mentors DNP students. He has a private practice in long-term care and community primary care. Dr. Smith is an advocate for nursing and advanced practice nursing serving on local, state and national boards of directors for several nursing organization. He has published numerous referred articles in nursing journals, and has presented at local, state, national and international conference on variety of topics. His research interests include gerontological nursing issues, pain management in older adults, cognitive impairment/dementia, quality of life/health status, long-term care, psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, as well as, pedagogy and instructional design. He has interest in using technology and innovative pedagogies, best practices in education, the millennium learner, and evidence-based geriatric practices.

  • BSN & MSN in Nursing Administration, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Post Master GNP Certificate, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • DNP, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Scholarly Activities

Over 20 peer-reviewed nursing publications including in the Geriatric Nursing, Clinics of North America Critical Care Nursing, Advances in NP/PA, Nursing, Nursing Case Management, Outcomes Management in Nursing Practice, Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.

Professional presentations with the American Psychiatric Nurse Association, Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurse Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau International, International Research Congress, American Assembly for Men in Nursing, Florida Nurse Association.

Editorial peer reviewer for The Journal of Nurse Practitioners, Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Perspectives of Nursing Education, Geriatric Nursing

Content Expert Alternate and Item Writer, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam, American Nurses Credentialing Center.