Due to the recent weather closures, the deadline for making schedule adjustments (Drop/Add period) has been extended until Tuesday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. The final fee payment deadline has been extended to Wednesday, January 24 at 5:00 p.m. Further information on any additional changes to the spring calendar will be forthcoming.

Ann Carruth, DNS, RN

Southeastern Louisiana University
College of Nursing and Health Sciences SLU 10835
Hammond LA 70402
PHONE: (985)- 549-3772
EMAIL: acarruth@southeastern.edu


- 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