Ann Carruth, DNS, RN

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

    • Dean/Professor, 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