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Emory School of Nursing Dean Linda A. McCauley Recognized as Honorary Fellow by Royal College of Nursing

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J. Michael Moore
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Linda A. McCauley, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAOHN and Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has been recognized as an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the world’s largest nursing union and professional body. McCauley is the only honorary fellow named in 2020, a recognition that celebrates exceptional practitioners, researchers, educationalists and leaders within the art and science of health care.

The RCN is a membership organization of more than 450,000 registered nurses, midwives, nursing support workers and nursing students. Members of the organization work in a range of health care specialties in the UK and around the world, influencing government policy to improve patient care and developing high quality nursing research. 

“I am truly honored to have been named an RCN honorary fellow. It is a privilege to be counted among the prestigious ranks of nursing and health care leaders globally who have had a profound impact on our profession,” said McCauley. “I am proud to serve the RCN during this historical time, as it develops policy statements and practice standards that will shape innovative health care delivery in the UK and beyond.” 

McCauley’s work as a researcher into occupational health nursing in disadvantaged populations earned her recognition from the RCN. Her leadership roles at several nursing schools throughout the U.S. have enabled her to create a flexible suite of programs in response to public health priorities, work that has been cited by other researchers more than 2,100 times, often in non-nursing journals.

Learn more about the Royal College of Nursing and their work supporting nurses and promoting the vital importance of nursing staff at their website. Read more about the 2020 RCN fellows here. To learn more about Dean McCauley and her work, review her bio on the Woodruff Health Sciences Center website. 

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