Specialty Internal Medicine Language(s) Spoken English Joined Kelsey-Seybold December 2019 Accepting New Patients? Yes BiographyProfessional BackgroundSharita Smith attended Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, where she received her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2009. She continued her education at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, where she completed her Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner in 2013. She’s a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and licensed by the state of Texas. Sharita has cared for patients through a variety of nursing positions over the course of her career. She held staff nurse positions in Chicago, Illinois from 2010 to 2015 that included working in a medical-surgical unit, women’s health unit, and pediatrics unit. Since completing her advanced degree studies, Sharita has focused on providing primary care services to pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. Most recently, she worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at MinuteClinic from 2015 to 2019. Sharita, who joined Kelsey-Seybold in December 2019, holds certifications in Basic Life Support and as a Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examiner. Professional AssociationsSharita is a member of the Texas Nurse Practitioners, the Houston Area Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Hobbies and InterestsSharita enjoys traveling to Chicago to visit with her family and friends. In her free time, she can be found creating memories with her husband and children. She loves baking, shopping, and reading.