Ann Carruth, DNS, RN

Southeastern Louisiana University
College of Nursing and Health Sciences SLU 10835
Hammond LA 70402
PHONE: (985)- 549-3772


- D.N.S. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
- M.S.N. University of Mississippi Medical Center
- B.S. Southeastern Louisiana University

Licensure and Board Certifications

- Registered Nurse in Louisiana


Academic Positions

- Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University
- Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences Southeastern Louisiana University

Honors & Awards

- Elected Board of Directors: International Association of Agricultural Safety and Health
- Nominated Charlotte Brody Award
- Sarah K. Thornhill Endowed Professorship in Nursing
- Rho Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Outstanding Researcher of the year.
- President's Award for Excellence - Research Southeastern Louisiana University
- Nightingale Award: Outstanding Nurse Researcher, Louisiana State Nurses Foundation
- Mentor Award Graduating Nursing Seniors
- Project Healthy Farm Families Initiative selected by the Louisiana Rural Health Association as the Outstanding Rural Health Program of the Year.
- Baton Rouge General Hospital 10 year service award
- Epic corporation Endowed Professorship in Nursing

Professional Affiliations

- International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health- Full Member
- North American Agromedicine Consortium -member
- Internal Advisory Board member Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention & Education
- Louisiana Rural Health Association
- American Nurses Association
- Tangipahoa District Nurses Association
- Oncology Nursing Society/Baton Rouge Oncology Nursing Society, member
- Southern Nursing Research Society
- Sigma Theta Tau International (Rho Zeta)
- Phi Kappa Phi
- Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Areas of Research Interest

- Caregivers and care giving issues
- Oncology Nursing
- Community/Public Health Issues
- Environmental Health
- Farm worker Health and Safety Issues

Selected Publications & Presentations

- Carruth, A.K., Gauthier, D., McAllister, B., Waldmeier, V., Graduate Nursing Students' Strategies to Maintain Connectivity in Online Coursework Following Hurricanes. Under Review Nurse Educator.
- Carruth, A.K., Broussard, P., Waldmeier, V., Gauthier, D., Mixon, G. (2010). Graduate nursing online orientation course: Transitioning for success. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(12), 687-690.
- Carruth, A.K., Pryor, S., Cormier, C.. Bateman, A., Matzke, B., Gilmore, K., (2010). Evaluation of a school based train-the-trainer intervention program to teach first aid and risk reduction among high school students. Journal of School Health, 80(9), 453-460.
- Levin, J., Gilmore, K., Shepherd, S., Wickman, A., Carruth, A.K., Nalbone, J.T., Gallardo, G., Nonnemann, M. (2010). Factors influencing safety among a group of commercial fishermen along the Texas Gulf Coast. Journal of Agromedicine, 15(4), 363-374.
- Carruth, A.K., Levin, J., Gilmore, K., Bui, T., Gallardo, G., Evert, W., & Sealey, L. (2010). Cultural influences on safety and health education among Vietnamese fishermen. Journal of Agromedicine, 15(4), 375-385.
- Levin, J., Gilmore, K., Carruth, A.K., Nonnenmann, M., Evert, W., King, D. (2010). An interview with Vietnamese fishermen of Louisiana in the wake of the oil spill. Journal of Agromedicine, 15(4), 337-342.
- Carruth, A.K., Pryor, S, Cormier, C. Gilmore, K. Bates, A., Matzke, B., 2010. Evaluation of a School Based Train-the-Trainer Intervention Program to Teach First Aid and Risk Reduction among High School Students. Journal of School Health, 80(9) 453-460.
- Hathorn, D., Carruth, A.K., Agosta, L., & Pryor, S. (2009). Self reported back pain among farm women in southeast Louisiana. AAOHN, 57(6), 232-238.
- Carruth, P.J. & Carruth, A.K. (2008). Accounting and Economic Implications of Healthcare Information Technology. Journal of Business and Economics Research, 6 (7), 63-67.
- Carruth, A.K., Duthu, S., Levin, J., Lavigne, T. (2008) Behavior change, environmental hazards and respiratory protection among a southern farm community. Journal of Agromedicine, 13 (1), 49-58.
- Schexnaydre, M. Carruth, A.K. (2008) My Father's Experience with Macular Degeneration. Home Health Care Nurse. 26(1) 8-14.
- AACN 2008 Master's Education Conference February 22, 2008. Graduate Nursing Online Orientation Course: Transitioning For Success
- Elliot, Synovitz, L. Diez, K. Carruth, A.K.(2007) Mexican colonia residents' health perceptions and spirituality level: predictors of and relationships to demographics. International electronic Journal of Health Education. Novermber edition.
- Durand, E., Logan, C., & Carruth, A.K.(2007) Association of Maternal Obesity and Childhood Obesity: Implications for Healthcare Providers. Jounal of Community Health Nursing. Vol 24 (3), 167-176
Selected Funded Projects and Research
- Board of Regents Enhancement Grant-Developing a Multimedia Simulation to Enhance eLearning for Graduate Nursing Students. 2010-2012.
- CDC/NIOSH U50 OH07541 Levin, J (PI)NIOSH/Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education Innovative Approaches to Worker Health Protection among Shrimp Fishermen of the Gulf Coast. 2006-2011.
- Faculty Development Grant First Aid for Preteens: Impact on preparedness and Injury prevention. 2007-2008.
- ULS Serves Learn and Serve America - funding: Bridging Telehealth Competencies and Enhancing Health Recovery: Soothing the Aches in Rural Health Disparities.
- Faculty Development Grant First Aid for Preteens: Impact on preparedness and Injury prevention.
- Learning Online: Accelerated Training for Success in the Graduate Nursing Program - CITI grant.
Research Review
- Nursing Research
- Editorial Board, Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
- Journal of Rural Health.
- American Society of Agriculture and Biological Engineers
- American Journal of Industrial medicine