Beth C. Smith, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Beth Corcoran

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Advanced Practice Clinician

Nurse Practitioner

Treatment Focus

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Stress Management

Treatment Philosophy

As a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, I have experience in consultation-liaison psychiatry, a subspecialty in psychiatry combining general medical conditions and psychiatric diagnoses.  As a result of this training, my treatment philosophy focuses on treating the whole person.  Human beings are complex and being able to look at situations from multiple perspectives as well as including individuals and family members affected is imperative to improving our health.  Utilizing evidence-based practices and interventions including medication management and psychotherapy, helping patients and caregivers learn skills and gain insights to cope with their diagnosis and aid in their cancer journey is my primary goal.

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Resident, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA         
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 


  • American Nurses Association
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
  • Neuroscience Education Institute

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, First Place Poster Presentation, student category

Selected Publications

Koval, R.D., Mcdonagh, J., Grubaugh, A., Young, W., Corcoran, B., Lee, A.,… Edlund, B. (2016). Implementation of recovery programming on an inpatient acute psychiatric unit and its impact on readmission. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 27, 2, p. 101-108. doi: 10.1097/JAN.0000000000000121 PubMed

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