School of Nursing Graduate Program
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America; M.P.H., Tulane University; B.S.N., Louisiana State University in New Orleans
Ann H. Cary has been in the field of higher education for 25 years as a champion for professional nursing, higher education, public health nursing and interprofessional practice. Currently, she is Director and Professor of the School of Nursing at Loyola University New Orleans and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow for 2008-2011.
Cary is a program builder and initiator of new ventures, programs, and products. She has led doctoral programs in nursing as well as masters programs in nursing and in public health; and nonprofit ventures in consultation, research and education. She received her BSN from LSU in New Orleans, MPH from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and PhD from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She also earned a certificate in Leadership for the 21st Century from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy.
Cary has authored more than 70 publications and speaks frequently on leadership, public health and nursing, environmental health, case management, ethics and credentialing; federal and private grants for new programming to expand graduate education; and web-based professional development products. She provides consultation to higher education for curriculum development, credentialing, new program expansion, distance learning and grantsmanship, is a visiting faculty member for courses in public health and leadership. and provides international consultation. She was awarded a primary care policy fellowship in the US Department of Health and Human Services, and remains an active leader in interprofessional organizations as well as nursing. She was awarded the Phi Kappa Phi Recognition award in 2006, Outstanding Public Health Nurse Educator for Virginia and Great 100 Virginia Nurses in 1999.