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Annapoorna Mary

Annapoorna Mary, PhD
Assistant Professor

Phone:  901-678-2846
Fax:  901-678-4541
E-mail:  amary@memphis.edu
Office:  106 Newport Hall

Present Teaching:
Coordinator, Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing

Past Teaching: 
Nursing Research, Advanced Adult Health, Capstone, RN to BSN Pharmacology

Advanced Adult Health & Capstone

Online Teaching:
Advanced Inquiry into Nursing Research and Evidence Based practice: MSN program

Teaching Awards & Recognitions:

  • The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty Nominee: 2010
  • Received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty: 2011

Community/Professional Service:

  • Students Affairs Committee, Co-Chair
  • Under Graduate Curriculum, Committee Member
  • Graduate Council Member
  • Nurse Research Council Member: BMH
  • Research consultant for BMH Collierville DTI Study
  • IRB Member for BMH
  • International Board of Examiner for PhD Thesis: Universities in India

Education & Professional Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing - University of Tennessee 2004-2007
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute 2000-2002
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Madras Medical College 1997-1999
  • Diploma in General Nursing & Certification in Midwiverey St. Ann’s School of Nursing 1980-1984

Medical Surgical Nursing & Critical care as sub clinical specialty.

Academic Merits and Honors:

  • School First in Diploma nursing – St. Ann’s school of Nursing-1984.
  • Jeyalakshmi Jambunathan Gold Medal for best outgoing student MSc Nursing in Medical Surgical Nursing (SRMC.RI. DU.India, 2002)
  • Thirumathi R. Rajam Gold medal for best outgoing student award in MSc (N) program (SRMC. RI. DU. India, 2002)

Certifications/Qualifying exams for license:

  • CGFNS  1995
  • CCRN  2003
  • ACLS (Instructor) 2006
  • PALS    2006
  • Trauma care Nursing Certification  2006
  • Chemotherapy provider certification  2006
  • ACLS instructor  2007
  • CNE 2012

Critical Care & Emergency Room & MRT

Practice Award & Recognitions:
Top 100 Nurses for Shelby & Fayette County 2004 SFH: Celebrate Nursing Award

Research Interests and Expertise:
Critical Care, Medical Surgical Nursing, Cardiac Nursing, and nursing education (Critical Thinking and clinical reasoning & EBP)


  • Mary, A. (2005). Effectiveness of standard endotracheal suctioning technique on patients with mechanical ventilators. Nursing Journal of India, 96.
  • Mary, A. ( 2008). Systematic review on Standard time limit in defining dysfunctional ventilator weaning response among postoperative coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients. GMAC, Summer Issue
  • Mary, A. ( 2008). Differences in SVO2 trends in patients with dysfunctional ventilator weaning response and patients with normal ventilator weaning response after CABG surgery – A secondary data analysis. GMAC, Spring Issue
  • Mary, A. (2011). Online Publication: A System Development. The Quest, 1(1)
  • Baker, D., Mary. A., & Hall, D.( 2011). Evidence Base Assessment Process in Prevention of DTI Among Spinal Surgery Patients. (Submitted for review: Journal of Medical Surgical Nursing Journal): In Print
  • Mary, A. ( 2013). Cardiopulmonary Predictors in predicting Dysfunctional Ventilator Weaning Response after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Proceedings of the 9th International Nurses Conference, Chennai (pp. 2-3).

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