Ann Cary, RN, MPH, Ph.D., FNAP, FAAN

Dean and Professor

Health Sciences Building

Phone: 816-235-1395
caryah@umkc.edu

Cary 2017

Biography:

Dr. Ann Cary, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) and Chair, Board of Directors for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing is recognized nationally and internationally for her progressive, sustained, creative boundary-spanning leadership across the credentialing industry; for building capacity in our nation’s workforce in nursing and public health higher education; and, in leading professional organizations.  Her distinguished scholarship led her to be the first to ask serious questions about the value of certification in nursing and its impact on health care delivery. Her landmark study and subsequent contemporary publications and briefings have stimulated others in the certification industry in nursing and in public health to further validate the importance of certification as a valued credential nationally and internationally. She currently holds an appointment to the US Department of Health and Human Services National Advisory Council on Nursing Education and Practice, and board positions for the Visiting Nurse Association of Kansas City, Truman Health Care System, and the national Bluford Health Care Leadership Institute.

Dr. Cary has held faculty positions in undergraduate and graduate programs, directed campus-based and online master’s programs in public health and nursing, and led nursing doctoral programs- growing specialty areas and enrollments; and, leading curriculum revision and successful CCNE accreditations. She has served in past administrative positions as an Associate Dean for Students and Alumni as well as an Associate Dean for Academics, and a Director in private (Jesuit and Catholic) and public institutions of higher education in nursing and public health and in Academic Health Centers. As a notable academic leader her work with teams continues to open doors for underserved and underrepresented groups through innovative programming and the removal of financial barriers in higher education. As Dean, Dr. Cary currently directs a federal program at UMKC which develops pipeline programs for under-resourced high school students to access higher education. Hundreds of public health and nursing graduates are now able to advance their careers through her efforts to secure over 11 million dollars in federal/foundation support for STEM pipeline and higher education programs, and through the development of consistently, highly ranked US News World and Report online nursing and public health graduate programs.

Dr. Cary’s leadership experience in national organizations impacts the reputation of the universities in which she serves. Her advocacy influences upstream action and policy agenda as well as standards for practice and new organizationally-sponsored programming. She has worked tirelessly with colleagues and multi professional leadership programs to convene, influence, and develop programmatic and policy agenda around a “Culture of Health”. These ambassadors ultimately serve communities nationwide to ensure more equitable health care.

Dr. Cary earned her BSN from Louisiana State University Health Sciences, MPH in Public Health Nursing from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, PhD from The Catholic University of America, and post-graduate certificates from The Harvard School of Public Policy and the Wharton School of Management in Leadership.

Publications

Cary, A. H. & Trautman, D. (2018) AACN LEADS: Your Leadership Journey Accelerated! American Association of Colleges of Nursing: NEWS WATCH, October 24, 2018

Cary, A.H. & Trautman, D. (2018) Strength in the Collective Voice: The Nursing Community Coalition Celebrates 10 Years. American Association of Colleges of Nursing: NEWS WATCH, September 26, 2018

Cary, A.H. & Trautman, D. (2018) Rounds with Leadership: Collaborating to Advance the PhD in Nursing American Association of Colleges of Nursing: NEWS WATCH, August 29, 2018

Cary, A.H. & Trautman, D. (2018) Rounds with Leadership: Exercising thought Leadership. American Association of Colleges of Nursing: NEWS WATCH, July 25, 2018

Cary, A.H. & Trautman, D. (2018) Rounds with Leadership:  Moving Nursing Science from Margin to Mainstream: Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Patricia Grady. American Association of Colleges of Nursing: NEWS WATCH, June 27, 2018

Cary, A.H. & Trautman, D. (2018) Rounds with Leadership: Rallying Support for Nursing Education. American Association of Colleges of Nursing: NEWS WATCH, May 23, 2018.

Cary, A.H. & Trautman, D. (2018) Rounds with Leadership: Watching the Numbers. American Association of Colleges of Nursing: NEWS WATCH, April 25, 2018.

Cary, A.H. & Trautman, D. (2018) Rounds with Leadership: Surveying the Landscape of Higher Education. American Association of Colleges of Nursing: NEWS WATCH, March 28, 2018.

Cary, A.H. (2018) How Will the DNP Contribute to the “FUTURE” in the Future of Nursing (2011, 2015) Reports? In S.Ahmed, L. Andrist, S. Davis, & V. Fuller (Eds.), DNP Education, practice and policy: Redesigning advanced practice roles for the 21st century (2nd Ed) New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co. pp. 27-44.

Sebastian, J.G.; Trautman, D.E.; Cary,A.H. (2018) Moving Ahead with the Transition to the DNP  Nursing Outlook.doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2018.02.004.

Cary, A.H. (2018) Case Management. In Marcia Stanhope and Jeanette Lancaster (Ed.) Foundations for Population Health and Community Health Nursing. (5th edition) St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. Chapter 13, PP. 221-235.

Cary, A.H. & Smolenski, M (2018) Credentialing and Clinical Privileges and the Advanced Practice Nurse. In Lucille A. Joel (Ed.), Advanced practice nursing essentials for role development. (4th edition) Philadelphia, Pa: FA Davis Co. PP 100-115.

Sebastian, J.G., Breslin, E.T., Trautman, D.T., Cary, A.H., Rosseter, R.J, Vlahov, D. Leadership by collaboration: Nursing’s bold new vision for academic-practice partnerships, Journal of Professional Nursing (2017), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2017.11.006

National Academies Press (2017) Future Financial Economics of Health Professional Education: Proceedings of a Workshop. Presentation remarks quoted: Understanding and Applying a Model of Financing Health Professional Education, chapter 3.

Cary, A.H. (2016) Case Management. In M. Stanhope and J. Lancaster (Eds.), Public Health Nursing 9th edition. St. Louis: Mosby-Times, Inc. Chapter 22. PP. 476-502.

Kennison, M., Dzurec, L. C., Cary, A., & Dzurec, D. (2015). Seeking the ‘magis:’ A pathway to enhancing civility in higher education. Jesuit Higher Education. 4(1):25-33.

Cary, A.H. (2015) Credentialing for Health Care Personnel in M. Harris(Ed.), Handbook of home health care administration (6th ed.), St. Louis: Jones-Bartlett.

Cary, A.H., Bond K., Mills N., Lacey-Haun, L. (2014) The School of Nursing and Health Studies. In JA Burton and PG Burton (Eds). A Proven Experiment: Looking Back at the UMKC School of Medicine. Kansas City, MO: Rockhill Books.pp.209-211.

Cary, A.H. What does a country need to do to address disparities and build a culture of health that includes all people? National Minority Health Month Blog: April 26, 2014.  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation http://www.rwjf.org/en/blogs/human-capital blog/2014/04/how_to_address_dispa1.html?cid=xsh_rwjf_em#.U15fNfuec7w.email

Cary, A.H.  Building a National Resource Center for HIV Prevention from the Ground Up. Human Capital Blog: June 2, 2014. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (http://www.rwjf.org/en/blogs/human-capital-blog/2014/05/building_a_national.html?cid=xsh_rwjf_em#.U4yM9OfmJ2s.email

Archer, R., Cary, A.H., & Malone, B. (2014) The Academic Health Department: The Case for building partnerships to protect the health of the public. Public Health Nursing, 31(3) 193-195.

Cary, A.H. (2014) Case Management. In M. K. Stanhope, and J. Lancaster (Eds.) Foundations of nursing in the community (4th edition), Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier Publishing. pp. 236-251.

Cary, A.H. (2013) Could the DNP be the “FUTURE” in the Future of Nursing Report? In S.Ahmed, L. Andrist, S. Davis, & V. Fuller (Eds.), DNP Education, practice and policy: Redesigning advanced practice roles for the 21st century-. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co. pp. 19-32.

Cary, A.H. & Smolenski, M (2013) Credentialing and Clinical Privileges and the Advanced Practice Nurse. In Lucille A. Joel (Ed.), Advanced practice nursing essentials for role development. (3rd edition) Philadelphia, Pa: FA Davis Co. pp.135-150.

Cary, A.H. (2012) The Future of nursing depends on building coalitions. Pelican News: The Louisiana State Nurses Association, spring (reprinted with permission from PHN).

Cary, A.H. (2012) The Future of nursing depends on building coalitions. Public Health Nursing, 29(2), 97-98.

Cary, A.H. (2012) Case Management. In M. Stanhope and J Lancaster (Eds.), Community and public health nursing 8th edition. St. Louis: Mosby-Times, Inc.

George, G. and Cary, A.H. (March, April 2011) From Curiosity to Revelation: The DNP Capstone. Pelican News: The Louisiana State Nurses Association.

Cary, A.H. & George, G. (2011). The Doctor of nursing practice (DNP). Oregon State Board of Nursing Sentinel. 30(1) 10-11.

Cary, A.H. (2011) A Nurse’s perspective on educating the “whole person”. Magis Moments, a publication of the Loyola University New Orleans, Mission and Ministry, May.

Cary, A.H. and George, G. (October, 2010) The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) comes to Louisiana. Pelican News: The Louisiana State Nurses Association.

Cary, A.H. (2010) Case Management. In M. Stanhope and J. Lancaster (Eds.), Foundations of nursing in the community, (3rd ed.), Mosby, Inc. 236-251.

Cary, A.H.(2010) Credentialing for Health Care Personnel in M. Harris(Ed.), Handbook of home health care administration (5th ed.), St. Louis: Jones-Bartlett. pp.121-132.

Cary, A.H (2009) Managed Care in K.S. Lundy & S. Janes, (Eds.), Community health nursing: Caring for the public’s health (2nd ed.), Boston, M.A.: Jones and Bartlett. pp. 140-154.

Cary, A.H. & Smolenski, M (2009) Credentialing and Clinical Privileges and the Advanced Practice Nurse. In L. A. Joel (Ed.), Advanced practice nursing essentials for role development. (2nd ed.), Philadelphia, Pa: FA Davis Co. p. 130-142.

Jakeway,C.G., LaRosa,G., Cary,A.H., Schoenfisch,S. (2008) The Role of public health nurses in emergency preparedness and response. Public Health Nursing. 25(4) 353-360.

Levin, PF., Cary, AH., Kulbok, P., Leffers, J., Molle, M., Polivka, B. (2008) Graduate education for advanced practice public health nursing: At the crossroads. Public Health Nursing. 25(2) 176-193.

Cary, A.H. (2008) Case Management Revisited. In M. Stanhope and J Lancaster (Eds.), Community and public health nursing (7th ed.), St. Louis: Mosby-Times, Inc. 429-452.

Cary, A.H. & Gebbie, K.M. (Eds.), (2007) Special Issue on Credentialing the Public Health & Nursing Workforce. Public Health Nursing.24.

Cary, A.H. & Gebbie, K.M. (2007) Building the Bridge as you Walk on It. Public Health Nursing.24, 5.

Cary, A.H. et al (2007) The Role of Public Health Nurses in Emergency Preparedness and Response: a Position Paper. Sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing. Accessed at www.astdn.org

 Cary, A.H. (2006) Case Management. In M. Stanhope and J. Lancaster (Eds.), Foundations of Community health nursing: Community oriented practice (7th ed.), Elkridge, MD: Elsevier

 Cary, A.H. & Smolenski, M (2005) An Overview of Competency Measures In Rita Munsen (Ed.), Portfolio-based assessment of nursing competencies Washington, DC: American Nurses Books

 Cary, A.H. (2004) Distance Learning: Out of Sight but Definitely “In Touch”. The Healthcare Ledger, April, p.15.

 Cary, A.H. (2004) Case Management. In M. Stanhope and J. Lancaster (Eds.), Community and public health nursing (6th ed.), St. Louis: Mosby-Times, Inc.

Cary, A.H. & Smolenski, M (2004) Credentialing and Clinical Privileges and the Advanced Practice Nurse. In Lucille A. Joel (Ed.), Advanced practice nursing essentials for role development. Philadelphia, Pa: FA Davis Co.

Cary, A.H.(2004) Professional Credentialing for Home Care/ Hospice Personnel in M. Harris(Ed.), Handbook of home health care administration (4th ed.), St. Louis: Jones-Bartlett

Cary,A.H., Goldberg, B, & McDaniel,S (2003) Consumer Views of Primary Care: An Action Agenda. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners 7(10), pp.9-12,15-18,21-23.

 Cary,A.H., (2003) Public Health Nursing Credentialing and the “Pseudo-Shortage” Public Health Nursing 20(2),pp.83-84

 Cary, A.H., authored the(2002)International Council of Nurses Registry for Credentialing Research (ICNRCR) HTML site- http:// www.icn.gq.nu

 Cary,A.H., (2001) The international study of certified nurses: Implications for the ICN’s international classification of nursing practice(ICNP)in Oud,N(ed) Acendio: Proceedings of the third European conference. Bern, Switzerland: Verlag Hans Huber. 264-5.

Cary, A.H. (2001)Shaping the future of credentialing: an Evidence based call to action. ICN Regulation Bulletin.5-6 Http://www.icn.ch/regnetbulletin.htm

 Cary,A.H. Burnett,N. Onieal,M.E. The Consumer Toolkit: Improving your Odds for Quality from Primary Care Providers. Subcontract publication funded by BrHP, DHHS and AHRQ, US Dept.HHS

 Cary, A.H. (2001) Working with Groups. In G. Redmond, and J. Sorrell (Eds.), Community-based nursing practice.  Philadelphia, P.A.: F.A. Davis publishing

 Cary, A.H. (2001) Certified Registered Nurses: Results of the Study of the Certified Workforce. American Journal of Nursing 101. (1) 44-52

 Cary, A.H. (2000) A Certified Nurse Workforce: Potential for Safety. Dimensions 7. 5

Cary, A.H. (2000) Successful Initiation of ANF/AAN/GMU-CHPRE, Summer Leadership Immersion Institute. Dimensions 7. 12

Cary, A.H. and Silva, M.C. (2000) Survival Writing: Career Enhancing Strategies. Nursing Spectrum 10 (7)17

Cary, A.H. (2000) Data-Driven Policy: The Case for Certification Research. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice 1(3)165-171.

Cary, A.H., DeLaune, S.C. and Ladner, P.K.(2001) Nursing history, education and organizations in  L.White, (Ed.), Foundations of nursing. NY, NY: Delmar Thomson Learning. p.51-68.

Cary, A.H. and Wharton, C. (Eds.), (2000) Quality Assurance through Credentialing. Volume II. Washington, D.C.: American Nurses Credentialing Center.

 Cary, A.H. (2000) Editorial : Inquiring Minds Want to Know – Can Credentialing be Understood? In Cary, A.H. and Wharton, C (Eds.), Quality Assurance through Credentialing, Volume II : Concepts, Issues, and Trends. Washington, DC: American Nurses Credentialing Center. p.1-2.

Mood, L. and Cary, A.H. (2000) Environmental Health. In M. Stanhope and J. Lancaster (Eds.),  Community and public health nursing. (5th ed.), St. Louis: Mosby-Times, Inc. p.157-176.

Cary, A.H. (2000) Case Management. In M. Stanhope and J. Lancaster (Eds.), Community and public health nursing. (5th ed.), St. Louis: Mosby-Times, Inc. p.380-399.

Cary, A.H. (2000) Managed Care. In K.S.Lundy, S. Janes, and S. Hartman, (Eds.), Community health nursing: Caring for the public’s health, Boston, M.A.: Jones and Bartlett.  Chapter 27.

Cary, A.H. (1999) Introduction: Challenges to Protecting a Global Public. In A.H.Cary, and C.Wharton, (Eds.), Quality Assurance through Credentialing, Volume I: Global Perspectives. Washington, D.C.: American Nurses Credentialing Center p.5-7.

Cary, A.H. and Wharton, C. (Eds.), (1999) Quality Assurance through Credentialing: Volume I. – Global Perspectives.  Washington, D.C.: American Nurses Credentialing Center

Cary, A.H. (1999) Replacing Anecdotes with Data.  Dimensions 6.

Cary, A.H. and Sawyer, L. (1999) Scope and Standards of Home Health Care Nursing.  Washington, D.C.: ANA Publishing

Cary, A.H. (1999) Credentialing. In J. Lancaster and W. Lancaster (Eds.), 2nd edition: Nursing issues in leading and managing change.  St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby Year Book. p. 393-411.

Cary A.H. (1999) Building a Research Program: the Credentialing Research Plan for ANCC.  Credentialing News 2, (1)10

Gardner, D. & Cary, A. H. (1999) Collaboration, Conflict and Power: Lessons Learned for Case Managers. Journal of Family and Community Health 22(3) 64-77.

Silva, M.C.; Cary, A.H.; Thaiss, C. (1999) When Students Can’t Write: Solutions through a Writing-Intensive Nursing Course.  Nursing and Health Care Perspectives 20(3)142-145.

Cary, A.H. (1998) Scholar – in Residence Program Initiates Research Activities.  Credentialing News 1 (3)5.

Cary, A.H. (1998) Uncovering the Value-Added Dimension of Certification.  Credentialing News 1 (4)7.

Cary, A.H. (1998) Advocacy and Allocation Nursing Connections 11(1)35-40.

Cary, A.H. (1998) Doctoral Students: Their Impact on Communities and Knowledge Generation.  Dimensions 5, 1

Cary, A.H.; Prohaska, T.; Silverman, M.; Wallace, S.; (1997) Public Health. In Susan M. Klein (Ed.), A National Agenda for Geriatric Education: White Papers 1997. New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing. p. 27-52.

Cary, A.H. (1997) Professional Credentialing. In M. Harris (Ed.), Handbook of home health care administration (2nd ed.), Rockville, M.D.: Aspen. p. 90-98.

Cary, A.H. (1997) Trends in Nursing Education and Research. In S. DeLaune, and P. Ladner (Eds.), Fundamentals of nursing. Albany, N.Y.:  Delmar – ITP publishers. Chapter 3.

Cary, A.H. (1996) Case Management. In M. Stanhope, and J. Lancaster (Eds.), Community health nursing: Process and practice for promoting health, (4th ed.), St. Louis:  Mosby Year-Book, Inc. Chapter 19.

Institute of Medicine (1995) Nursing, health & the environment. Contributing co-author. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Cary, A.H. Prohaska, T; Silverman, M; Wallace, S. (1995) The State of the Art of Geriatric Public Health Education and Training. In S.M. Klein National Forum on Geriatric Education and Training White Papers.  USPHS, HRSA, BHP, Geriatrics Initiative Branch.

Cary, A.H. (1995) (Ed), The Future of Public Health: Journal of Family and Community Health 18 (1).

Cary, A.H., Goldberg, Bruce W., Jobe, Ann C. et. al. (1995) If We Fund It – Will They Come?  Researching Non Financial Barriers to Primary Health Care.  Journal of Family and Community Health 18 (1), 69-74.

Cary, A.H. (1995) Putting the “Future” Back Into Public Health, Journal of Family and Community Health, 18, (1).

Cary, A.H. (1994) TB or NOT TB:  Every Nurse’s Challenge. NODNA Times 26, 2.

Worthington, K. & Cary, Ann H. (1993) Primary Health Care: Environmental Challenges.  American Nurse (November), 10-11.

Cary, A.H. (1993) Nursing:  What’s in a Name? Plenty.  Pelican News. October, 3-4.

Cary, A.H. (1994) Professional Standards & Credentialing. In M. Harris (Eds.), Handbook of home health care administration, Rockville, M.D.:  Aspen Publications.

Cary, A.H. (1993) The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators – A Tale of Two Celebrations.  Public Health Nursing 10 (2)1.

Cary, A.H. (1993) 100 Years of Powerful Women:  A Conversation with Dr. Myrtis Snowden.  Public Health Nursing 10 (3) 141-145.

Cary, A.H. (1993, 1995) The Role of the Home Health Care Nurse as Patient Advocate in Morgan, K.J. and McClain, S.L. (Eds.),  Core curriculum for home health care nursing. Gaithersburg, M.D.: Aspen Publishers, Inc.

Cary, A.H. (1993, 1995) Ethical Considerations for the Home Health Care Nurse. In K.J.Morgan     & S.L. McClain, (Eds.), Core curriculum for home health care nursing.  Gaithersburg, M.D.:  Aspen Publishers, Inc.

Cary, A.H. (Task Force Editor – 1992) with Dayana, E.C., Galten, R.E., Morgan, K.J., & Dey, J. Co-Authors.  A Statement on the Scope of Home Health Nursing Practice.  Washington, D.C.:  American Nurses Publishing.

Cary, A.H. (1992) Promoting Continuity of Care:  Advocacy, Discharge Planning and Case Management. In M.  Stanhope, and J. Lancaster (Eds.), Community health nursing: Process and practices for promoting health.  St. Louis, MO:  C.V. Mosby, 681-706.

Hickman, P.; Birkemeier, D; Cary, A.H.; et.al. (1990) Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education for Entry Level Practice in Community Health Nursing.  Lexington, KY:  Association of Community Health Nursing Educators.

Cary, A.H. (1990) Preparing the Home Care Administrator of the Future:  Strategies & Consensus, CHN Communique Kansas City, MO:  American Nurses Association Publishing Company. 7, 2, 4.

Cary, A.H. (1989) Symposium on Changing State Practice Acts: Provider Protection vs. Public Interest – Nursing’s Perspective.  Journal of Public Health Dentistry 49 (4) 231-233.

Cary, A.H. (Ed.), (1989) Strategies for a Collaborative Future: The Consensus Report from the Consensus Conference on the Educational Preparation of Home Care Administrators. The Catholic University of America, School of Nursing, Washington, D.C.

Cary, A.H. (1989) Research and Evaluation in Home Care. In Martinson & Widmer (Eds.),   Home health nursing, San Diego:  Grune – Stratton, 401-417.

Cary, A.H. (1989) Home Health Care. In V. Lambert & C. Lambert (Eds.), Perspectives in health care:  Impact on nurse, consumer and society.  Norwalk, Ct.:  Appleton-Century Crofts, 379-402.

Cary, A.H. (1989) Credentialing. In V. Lambert & C. Lambert (Eds.), Perspectives in health care:  Impact on nurse, consumer and society.  Norwalk, Ct.:  Appleton-Century Crofts, 33-53.

Cary, A.H. (1989) Contemporary Educational Opportunities: Navigating the Maze, Caring 8 (2) 12-14.

Cary, A.H. (1988) An Assessment from the National Perspective on Home Health Care Relative to Nursing Education, in Home Health Care, Issues, Trends and Strategies.  PHS, DHHS, DON HRP097168.

Cary, A.H. (1988) Preparation for Professional Practice:  What Do We Need? In S.Shamansky, Nursing Clinics of North America 23 (2) 341-351.

Cary, A.H. & Terry, M. (1988) Certificate Program for Home Health Administrators, Home Health Management Advisor 3 (1) 6-7.

Cary, A.H. (1987) Professional Certification. In M. Harris (Eds.), Home Health Administration, Owings Mills, Md.:  Rynd Corporation, 145-153.

Cary, A.H. (1987) Institutional Review & Bioethics Boards, Home Health Economics 1 (4) 113-118.

Cary, A.H. (1987) Current & Future Credentialing.  Home Health Management Advisory 1 (7) 1-45.

Cary, A.H. (1986) Specialization Without Walls.  Proceeding from Second Annual Nurse Educators Conference: Patterns, Specialization & Challenges to the Curriculum.  New York, N.Y. National League for Nursing, 257-270.