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RCSI MATTERS
FACULTY OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
40TH ANNIVERSARY
Keith Duffy, singer, actor, television and radio presenter
was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the RCSI Faculty
of Nursing and Midwifery, in recognition of his work as a
campaigner for children with autism at a special event to mark
the 40th Anniversary of the Faculty. The event was opened by
Minister Kathleen Lynch, TD, Minister for Primary Care, Social
Care (Disabilities & Older People) and Mental Health.
The Faculty launched a special anniversary publication Faculty
of Nursing and Midwifery 40th Anniversary History 1974-2014
at the event, which explores the key historical events that have
taken place in the Faculty through the eyes of its founders,
Deans and Fellows and discusses past and current academic
developments within the Faculty and School.
Professor Marie Carney, Dean of the RCSI Faculty of Nursing
and Midwifery, said: "The RCSI Faculty of Nursing and
Midwifery has played a pivotal role in the education and
training of nurses in Ireland since its foundation. Mary Frances
Crowley, the Foundation Dean, was a person of great vision
with a well-honed sense of the noble role of the nursing
profession in healthcare. Modern nursing and midwifery
practice, research and education owes a considerable debt to
the professional visionaries, risk takers, innovators, leaders and
thinkers who laid the foundations for the Faculty."
Pictured (l-r) are Thomas Kearns, Executive Director of the
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery and Professor Marie Carney,
Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, RCSI, who
co-authored the 40th anniversary book along with Dr John
Adams, Cambridge University, a Fellow of the Faculty of
Nursing and Midwifery and a noted historian.
Pictured is Keith Duffy (right) as he celebrates his Honorary
Fellowship of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, with
Professor Cathal Kelly, Chief Executive, RCSI.