Akia Smith, DNP, APRN, WHNP

Akia Smith, DNP, APRN, WHNP

Primary Location

Coon Rapids Clinic
11850 Blackfoot Street NW, Suite 100
Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433
(763) 712-2100


Philosophy of Care

My nursing career has been centered around providing compassionate, holistic, and informative care based on the most up-to-date evidence-based research. The passion in what I do is driven by my patients and being able to educate and counsel each one individually, being present, and assisting her to make informed decisions about her care. My goal is ultimately to promote health, support and assist patients through management of their disease and illness, and disease prevention.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Women’s Health
  • Adolescent Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Preventive Health Care


I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. My husband Brian and I moved to Minnesota 20 years ago. We have two older children, BJ and Kaiya. We love traveling and spending time together with family and friends. My husband and I love to go on weekly Friday date nights, watching certain television programs together, and hosting holiday and party events.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN

Graduate School

Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis, MN