Leah_Foster Smith

Leah Foster Smith MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKF

Director of Advanced Practitioners, Metrolina Nephrology Associates, Charlotte, NC

• Received BSN & MSN-FNP from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1996 & 2001, respectively.

• Joined Metrolina Nephrology Associates in 2001 as an ANCC Board- certified FNP & Promoted to Director of Advanced Practitioners in 2007

• Certified Nephrology Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP)

• Fellow of the NKF

• Supervising the largest group of nephrology APs in the US @ 25 NPs & 5

PAs = Total of 30 AP

• AP practice consultant with Clear Edge Medical Management

• Creator and chair of formalized CKD program treating more than 22,000 CKD patients

• Practice lead on Charlotte ESCO with Fresenius Health Partners

• Currently serving on National Committess with ANNA, NKF, RPA and FKC including ANNA: President of the Greater Charlotte Chapter, National Conferences Committee & Editor "The APRN’s Approaches to Care in Nephrology" ANNA Core Curriculum 7th Edition, due out 2020.

• Presenter at multiple national, regional and state conferences including NKF, ANNA, RPA, Renal Research Institute, NCNA and NC Medical Society