Celebrating Our Educators

Celebrating Our Educators

Dr. Erma J. Smith-King began her career at North Carolina Central University in 1987 as a Project Administrator in the Department of Health Education. She remained in that role until 1992. In 2006, Dr. Smith-King served as a Research Grant Coordinator in the Department of Nursing and subsequent to that role, Smith-King became a member of the Department of Nursing faculty in 2007.

Currently, Dr. Smith-King is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing. Smith-King teaches in the RN to BSN program. The RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an Associate’s degree or a diploma in Nursing who wish to pursue a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing completely on-line. Smith-King teaches the following on-line courses: Community Health Nursing for RNs, Special Healthcare Problems for the RN, Introduction to Professional Nursing.

Her Teaching Philosophy is
“Education is a journey and not a destination,” a paraphrase by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Her favorite quote is:
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it” by Malcolm X.

Dr. Smith-King has been a registered nurse for 46 years with 14 years in higher education.

Her education journey is as follows:

• 1974 – Bachelor of Science (Nursing) – North Carolina A&T State University
• 1977 – Master of Public Health – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• 1990 – Master of Business Administration – Meredith College
• 2012 – Ph.D. – North Carolina A&T State University Notable

Accomplishments include:
• Certified Nurse Education (CNE) credential
• Certification in Effective College Instruction (ACUE) by American Colleges and University Educators
• Inductee, Institute of Excellence by the National Black Nurses Association, Inc.
• NC A&T State University School of Nursing, Alumni Achievement Award
• Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
• Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing • Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society