Ann Cook, PhD, RN

Ann Cook, PhD, RN

Clinical Associate Professor

A nurse educator since 1972, Dr. Cook joined the faculty of UWM in January 2009. She has taught in nursing programs in Illinois and Milwaukee, with an emphasis on medical-surgical nursing, leadership, family issues, foundations of nursing, and nursing research. At UWM Dr. Cook has served as Level 3B Coordinator in the undergraduate program and as Program Director for the Master of Nursing program. She has participated actively on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Center for Nursing, Eta Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the Wisconsin League for Nursing. Dr. Cook is also a member of the American Nurses Association, the Wisconsin Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and The Clinical Nurse Leaders Association. In 2011 Dr. Cook was elected to the NLN Nursing Education Advisory council, and in 2012 she was appointed by the president of NLN to serve on the National League for Nursing Constituent League Leadership Committee. Dr. Cook is interested in qualitative research methodologies, particularly as applied to the study of adult children of alcoholic parents. Her other interests extend to travel, art, reading, and making jewelry.


Ph D Nursing, UWM
MS Nursing/Community Health, UWM
BSN Nursing, University of Iowa

Awards & Honors

Member of the Year
Wisconsin League for Nursing (WLN)
April 29, 2011

Norman and Louise Allheiser Award for Teaching Excellence
Carroll College
May 1999

Current Research

2011 Wisconsin Education and Faculty Survey
Collaborators: Cook, Ann; Dean-Baar, Susan

Contracts & Grants

2010 Wisconsin Education and Faculty Survey
Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Wisconsin Center for Nursing
Investigators: Ann Cook,  Susan Dean-Baar

Intellectual Contributions

Ann Cook, (2007) Involvement: The professional imperative, Honor Scoeity News, 2


  1. Chaos, Crisis, and Conflict: Managing Change in Unmanageable Times
    Event: Presentation to management personnel at Horizon Home Care & Hospice
    Presenter: Ann Cook
    March 12, 2008
  2. Evidence-Based Practice: Thinking in Action and applying in Practice
    Event: Annual Conference for Teachers of Nursing Practice
    Presenters: Ann Cook,  D Hagemeier
    January 8, 2008