Ebony Smith, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC is a women’s health nurse practitioner at Regional One Health. Ebony received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Besides being a nurse practitioner, Ebony is also a registered nurse.
“My favorite part of being a nurse practitioner is that I am able to develop relationships with my patients,” Ebony shared. “High risk obstetrics requires close follow-up, so I see my patients quite frequently, and that gives us the opportunity to create solid bonds.”
Due to her close relationships with her patients, Ebony wants them to feel comfortable sharing information and asking any questions that they have. “My favorite saying definitely has to be, 'If you have a question, ask me, not Dr. Google!'”. Prior to working as a women’s health nurse practitioner, Ebony spent time working as a labor and delivery nurse at Regional One Health that allowed a few of the attending physicians to become her preceptors once she started school. “It has been great to work with them, not only as a nurse on the labor floor, but as a physician extender in clinic,” Ebony said.
Ebony is a member of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She reads, writes, and speaks Spanish proficiently.