Mary Anne McCoy, PhD, ACNS, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Mary Anne McCoy, PhD, ACNS, ACNP-BC, FAANP

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

302 Cohn, 5557 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

Office hours

 Tuesdays, Noon to 2 p.m., and by appointment

Mary Anne McCoy, PhD, ACNS, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Bio Sketch

Dr. McCoy has been the graduate specialty coordinator for the adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program since 2008. She has spent over 45 years in nursing as a staff RN in an ICU, ICU manager, CNS/NP in cardiology, cardiac surgery, general surgery and neurosurgery. In addition to holding a full-time faculty position at WSU since  2006, she maintains a contingent position as an NP in neurosurgery and general surgery ICU at the Henry Ford Health-West Bloomfield facility. She has been active at a national level as the chair of the Acute Care Special Interest Group of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) and former treasurer, organizational management chair and president of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (MICNP 2019-2020). Dr. McCoy was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) for her leadership in teaching and professional practice. In 2021 she was nominated and won the AANP State Award for Practice. Dr. McCoy continues to support a variety of DNP and PhD students in evidence-based practice improvement projects, policy analysis and program implementation and evaluation, while also supporting new nursing science and research initiatives while working with PhD students.


  • PhD (human ecology and family systems), Michigan State University
  • MSN, Oakland University
  • BSN, Mercy College of Detroit

Research Interests

DNP project planning:

  • All aspects of acute care practice and transition in care
  • EBP integration across acute and chronic disease
  • ICU to GPU to community-based projects

Project types:

  • Program and policy analyses from a national, state and local integration perspectives
  • Clinical practice improvement
  • Unit based and system based QI

Theoretical frameworks:

  • Family system theories
    • McCubbin and McCubbin Family System Theory
  • Resiliency Model
  • Grand and mid-level nursing theories
    • Watson Caring
    • Roy's Adaptation Model
  • Behavioral theory/models
    • Chronic care models
    • Lazarus and Folkman's Model Trans


  • Logic Model
  • PDSA
  • Lewin
  • Donabedian SPO
  • Kotter


  • Clinical significance measurement
  • Triangulation of clinical significance measurement

Writing/editing/manuscript preparation:

  • Manuscript editing
  • Writing support
  • Poster Design

Selected publications

  • McCoy, M.A. & Eisenberger, J. (In press, 2023). Chapter 10: Gastrointestinal Disorders. In Carpenter, D. & Menard, A. (Eds.). Adult Gerontology Acute Care Specialty Review Book. New York, NY; Springer Publishing.
  • Hernandez*, J.M., Glembocki, M.M. & McCoy, M.A. (2019). Increasing nursing knowledge of ST-elevated myocardial infarction recognition on 12-lead electrocardiograms to improve patient outcomes. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 50 (10), 475-480
  • Gillette, D & McCoy, M.A. (2018). Chapter 18. Scope and Standards of Practice for the AGACNP. Carpenter, D., (Ed.), Adult Gerontology Acute Care Specialty Exam Review: Q & A Book. New York, NY; Springer Publishing.
  • Sullivan, M, & McCoy, M.A (2018). Chapter 23. Ethics, Advocacy & Moral Agency. In Carpenter, D., (Ed.), Adult Gerontology Acute Care Specialty Exam Review: Q & A Book. New York, NY; Springer Publishing.
  • McCoy, M.A. & Gillette, D. (2018). Chapter 24. Health Policy. In Carpenter, D., (Ed.), Adult Gerontology Acute Care Specialty Exam Review: Q & A Book. New York, NY; Springer Publishing.
  • Vanblarcom, A. & McCoy, M.A. (2018). New nutrition guidelines: Promoting enteral feeding through a nutritional bundle. Critical Care Nurse, 38(3). 46-53. Feature CE Article DOI: 10.3928/00220124-20190917-10
  • Franklin, M & McCoy M A, (2017). The transition of care from hospital to home for persons with hypertension. The Nurse Practitioner Journal; 42(2):12-18. Feature CE Article DOI-10.1097/01.NPR.0000511701.94615.4f
  • Villaseñor, S. & McCoy M.A. (2017). e-Prescribing in the Acute Care Setting Computers, Informatics, Nursing. Aug;35(8):392-400. doi: .1097/CIN.0000000000000340.
  • Villasenor, S*, Walker, T. Fetters, L & McCoy, M.A (2017). e-Prescribing in the acute care setting: Determining the educational and motivational needs of healthcare providers. Computers, Informatics Nursing, 35 (8); 392-400. Feature CE article. DOI: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000340
  • 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. 27(2), 96–102. Feature Article 25th Anniversary Ed., DOI: 10.1097/NUR.0b013e3182819154

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2021
  • MIchigan Award for Excellence in Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice, American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Courses taught by Mary Anne McCoy, PhD, ACNS, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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