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Dr Tommy Dickinson receives international fellowship award

Tommy is the first and only UK-based registered nurse to be selected for a Fellowship in the USA’s National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education.

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Dr Tommy Dickinson’s international contributions to nursing education have been recognised by the USA’s National League for Nursing (NLN). Tommy has been selected for a Fellowship in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education (ANE) and is the first and only Registered Nurse based in the UK to receive this award.

Tommy is a Reader in Nursing Education and Head of the Department of Mental Health Nursing in the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care. He selection for an ANE Fellowship honours his significant and sustained international contributions to nursing education.

I feel truly privileged and delighted to be selected to be part of this esteemed Fellowship. I’m very much looking forward to working with other Fellows in the Academy to strengthen nursing education nationally and internationally.– Dr Tommy Dickinson, Reader in Nursing Education and Head of the Department of Mental Health Nursing

Tommy has made substantial contribution to nursing education in the UK and internationally over a number of years. This includes time in the USA as the Endowed Talbott Visiting Professor of Nursing at the University of Virginia, Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia, Canada and University of Tromsø (UiT) The Artic University of Norway. He also spent time at the Shenzhen Kangning Psychiatric Hospital in China, where he developed a bespoke education programme to enhance the knowledge and skills of Registered Nurses working in relation to risk and risk management in acute mental health care.

Fellowship in the Academy of Nursing Education is a huge achievement, and I am delighted that Tommy’s considerable contributions to nursing education so far have been recognised in this way. We are extremely proud to have the first and only UK-based Registered Nurse recipient of this accolade in our Faculty at King’s.– Professor Irene Higginson, Executive Dean

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the NLN is USA’s premier organisation for leaders in nursing education. The Academy of Nursing Education recognises and capitalises on the wisdom of outstanding individuals who have made enduring and substantial contributions to the field.

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Tommy Dickinson

Tommy Dickinson

Reader in Nursing Education

Irene Higginson

Irene Higginson

Executive Dean, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care