Elizabeth DePrince Smith 2018 award winner

Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing


About Elizabeth DePrince Smith, MSN, CPNP

Laramie Physicians for Women and Chiildren
Laramie, Wyoming 


Elizabeth DePrince Smith is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner with a Master's degree in nursing in 2006 from Yale School of Nursing. She then spent several years working in a pediatric practice in Massachusetts before moving to Wyoming with her husband.


From 2012-2014, DePrince-Smith served as the Women and Infant Health Coordinator for Wyoming Department of Health, providing consultation/leadership regarding maternal and child health state priorities, national and state performance measures, and both health status and health systems capacity indicators for infants and women of child-bearing age. Additionally, she served as the state coordinator for the Office of Women's Health, assisted in oversight of a cleft palate clinic, reviewed pediatric guidelines for public health nursing, and implemented evidence-based services (including home visits) for mothers and infants.


In 2012 Elizabeth also began practicing as a PNP at her current clinical practice, Laramie Physicians for Women and Children, where she is beloved by parents and children alike for her clinical expertise and friendly, down-to-earth style. In 2014 the DNP program began partnering with Elizabeth to teach well infant and child assessments to UW FNP students and to precept local students. Says DNP Program Director, Ann Marie Hart, "DePrince-Smith has been so well-received by students that when an opportunity arose in the FNP program for a pediatric course, we were excited to have her teach it!"

Hart says, "Spend a few minutes observing Elizabeth interact with children, parents, or students, and you can see why she was chosen for this award. She is the epitome of an evidence-based, child-focused, family-centered provider. Although humble, she exudes warmth, confidence, expertise, and genuine interest in/dedication to improving children/family health and helping future primary care providers."

Story posted 05/09/2019

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