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Dean Ann Cary Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow

DeanCary-680x1024The American Academy of Nursing announced that Dr. Ann Cary, dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, was selected as one of its 164 highly distinguished nurse leaders in its 2016 class of Academy fellows. The Academy comprises of over 2,400 nurse leaders in education, management, policy, and research and includes renowned scientific researchers, college deans, and hospital and government administrators.

Fellows are recognized based on their extraordinary contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. A panel of elected and appointed fellows review and select applicants based on the extent to which a nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and well-being of the community.

Dr. Ann Cary, along with her 2016 class of Academy fellows, will be honored at the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which will be held on October 20-22, 2016 in Washington D.C.

Here’s what the Academy had to say about Dr. Cary (UMatters, 2016):

“Dr. Ann Cary 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; and, in leading professional organizations. Her distinguished productive career led her to be the first to ask the 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.

As a notable academic leader, her work continues to open doors for underserved and underrepresented groups through innovative programming, the removal of financial barriers in higher education and in developing pipeline programs for 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 in federal/foundation support for STEM pipeline programs, and through the development of highly ranked U.S. News and World Report online nursing and public health graduate programs.”

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