Ann K. Carruth, DNS, RN

Southeastern Louisiana University

Last updated on October 18th, 2022 at 03:45 pm

Dr. Ann Carruth is the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Professor of Nursing. She was appointed Dean in April 2012. Dr. Carruth earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  She received a Doctor of Nursing Science degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Dr. Carruth has over 30 years of nursing education experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has been a  faculty member at Southeastern since 1990.

Dr. Carruth has been recognized for numerous honors based on her teaching and service to the nursing profession and includes: Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Outstanding Researcher of the Year award; Sarah K. Thornhill Endowed Professorship in Nursing, President’s Award for Excellence in Research; Outstanding Researcher Award from the Louisiana Nurses’ Foundation.  She also received the EPIC Corporation Endowed Professorship in Nursing.  In 2014, Dr. Carruth was inducted into the Louisiana Nurses Foundation Hall of Fame.

Dr. Carruth is a member of several professional nursing organizations and has served in various roles within these organizations.  She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Rho Zeta Chapter, and Phi Kappa Phi. She is a past president of the Tangipahoa District Nurses Association. She currently serves as vice chair of the Board of Commissioners at North Oaks Health System and a currently governor member appointed to the State Board of Nursing.

Dr. Carruth is widely published in many peer-reviewed journals and has presented at state and national conferences.  She has received internal and external grant funding to support research and programmatic efforts consistent with the mission of the university.

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