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School of Nursing and Health Studies Dean Named American Academy of Nursing Fellow

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The American Academy of Nursing announced that Ann Cary, dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing, is one of its 164 highly distinguished nurse leaders in its 2016 class of Academy fellows.

The inductees will be honored at a ceremony to be held during the academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which will take place October 20 to 22, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Here’s what the academy had to say about Cary:

“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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