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Professor Seamus Cowman awarded Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing

16 November 2010

Prof Seamus Cowman, Head of Department, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, was made a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (ANN) at the annual conference of the ANN in Washington last week where Prof Cowman’s achievements in nursing, at both a national and international level, were honoured.

Prof Cowman 

Prof Seamus Cowman, Head of Department, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, RCSI, receiving a Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing (ANN) at the ANN annual conference in Washington

Irish Ambassador to the United States, Michael Collins welcomed Prof Seamus Cowman and Mrs Lenette Cowman to the Irish Embassy in Washington on Friday 12th November. Ambassador Collins congratulated Prof Seamus Cowman on such an achievement. Prof Cowman stated that such an accolade is a great honour, one of which he is very proud.

Prof Cowman is the first Irish applicant from Ireland to be accepted for Fellowship of the AAN. Eligibility for Fellowship of the AAN requires specific evidence of outstanding contributions to the improvement of nursing at national and international level. AAN's 1,600 members, of which fewer than 20 are from outside the US are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and research. They have been recognised for their extraordinary nursing careers and are among the nation's most highly-educated citizens; more than 80 percent hold doctoral degrees, and the rest have completed masters programs. Sixty-four percent of the Fellowship work in academic settings, 30 percent work in service and practice settings, and about 3 percent work in state and federal government agencies.