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Ann Cary named director and professor for the school of nursing

May 30, 2008

Dr. Ann Cary has been selected as the new director of the school of nursing for Loyola University New Orleans.

Cary comes to Loyola from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she served as associate dean of academic affairs at the school of nursing and director of the master of public health distance learning program at the school of public health and health sciences, and as director of the dual degree program for master of science in nursing and master of public health.

Cary has been in the public health field for 25 years. In addition to her roles at Amherst, Cary has also served as a project director of the home health administration program at the Catholic University of America in Washington and coordinator of the Ph.D. program in nursing at George Mason University. Cary currently co-chairs the National Nursing Advisory Committee to the Public Health Training Centers. Her public health service experience has been as a federal grant reviewer, researcher in a credentialing organization and a clinical provider in public health.

Cary has contributed to more than 60 publications in the field of public health, nursing, leadership and credentialing. She also serves in leadership positions with several national professional nursing organizations. Her current research interests and practice include health promotion for healthy parenting, credentialing and public health education.

Cary earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from LSUís School of Nursing in New Orleans, a master of public health degree from Tulane University and a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.

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