Faculty Spotlight: Meet NCCU Department of Nursing Assistant Professor, Dr. Erma J. Smith-King


  • 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

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