Wayne State University

Mary Anne McCoy, Ph.D., RN, ACNS, ACNP-BC

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Mary Anne

    Assistant Professor (Clinical), Specialty Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty


  • maryanne@wayne.edu
  • <a>313-577-7624</a>

Office Address

 302 Cohn 

Office Hours

 Tuesday 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-3 p.m. and by appointment.


  • Diploma in Nursing - Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing
  • B.S.N. - Mercy College of Detroit
  • M.S.N. - Oakland University
  • Ph.D. (Human Ecology, Family Systems) - Michigan State University


Research Interests

  • Critical Care practice improvement
  • Family and social system theory application in nursing practice
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment
  • Complementary health with a focus on practices for health maintenance and prevention of disease.
  • Benchmarking nurse practitioner performance as guidelines for practice.



Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

 Cardiology and Cardiac surgery, Acute Care evidence based practice initiatives

Selected Publications

Franklin, M. & McCoy, M.A. (2017). Transition of care challenges from home to hospital for persons with hypertension. The Nurse Practitioner, Vol 42 (2). 

McClelland, M., McCoy, M.A. & Burson, R. (2013). Clinical nurse specialist: Then, now & the future of the profession. Clinical Nurse Specialist:  The Journal for Advanced Practice Nursing.Vol 26 (1), 1-4.

Oliver-McNeil, S., Hickman, L., McCoy, M.A. & George, N. (2013). Potential to improve outcomes: Causes of thirty-day readmission after ICD implantation. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. (28)1, 85-91.

Current Research

  • Point of Care Ultrasound use as a tool to support differential diagnosis.
  • Benchmarking NP practice as value added to quality patient care.

Courses Taught

  • NUR 2030
  • NUR 3020
  • NUR 4050
  • NUR 7030
  • NUR 7140
  • NUR 7370
  • NUR 7130


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