The Ann Ottney Cain Lecture in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

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The Ann Ottney Cain Lecture in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

2018-19 Details TBA

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Continuing Education (CE) for Nurses

Accredited Provider with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Nurses who attended and signed in the day of the event may receive 1.5 contact hour for attending this activity. To receive CE,  attendees must:

All requests and required items must be submitted/completed within 60 days of the event. Participants receive a CE certificate via email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) within 2-4 weeks after submitting their completed forms and fee. 

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Lecture History

Dr. Ann Ottney Cain, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, was a leader in psychiatric mental health nursing, specifically in family systems therapy. Her tenure at UMSON spanned more than three decades. Dr. Cain ultimately served as associate dean for graduate studies and research at UMSON. When she retired from the School of Nursing in 1994 after serving for 30 years on the faculty, her colleagues and students came together to create the Ann Ottney Cain Endowed Lecture in Psychiatric Nursing.

"I was overwhelmed. It was such a meaningful expression of high regard," Cain recalled. "Psychiatric nursing was the first specialty offered in the Master of Science program at the School, beginning in 1954." Cain says she loved working with graduate students at the School—"serving as teacher, mentor, advisor, and role model to them and to many other professionals in the field of mental health."

Cain made a planned gift to further support the lectureship. "I did this because psychiatric nursing is a wonderful and challenging field," she says, "and the lecture is a way of celebrating it on a yearly basis at a school of nursing with a long history of psychiatric nursing excellence. The lecture calls attention, in a very positive way, to the many contributions psychiatric nurses have made and currently make."

Past Lectures


Determinants of Health: New Directions in Trauma Informed Care
Linda Grabbe, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University


How Nurses Can Improve Population Health: Positioning Matters
Kathleen R Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP
Professor, Rush College of Nursing


Preventing HIV, STI, and Teenage Pregnancy: Family Impact & Solutions
Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, FAAN, RN
van Ameringen Professor in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing,
and Associate Director of the Center for Health Equity Research
at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing