Keele Professor awarded prestigious fellowship from the Royal College of Nursing

A Keele University professor has been named as a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in recognition of her significant contribution to nursing.

Keele’s Professor Julie Green is the latest to be awarded a prestigious Fellowship by the RCN which is described as being the “highest honour” they bestow to registered nurses who have made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of nursing or healthcare.

Professor Green, Head of Keele’s School of Nursing and Midwifery said: “As a nurse and member of the Royal College of Nursing for the last 34 years, I am truly honoured to receive Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing. I have been the Chair of the RCN District and Community Nursing Forum for the last four years and have represented the West Midlands as their elected member on the RCN Professional Nursing Committee for the last three years.

“My involvement with the RCN, a professional and trade union organisation with the largest nursing membership in the UK, has been rewarding and, I believe, has been instrumental in raising the profile of nursing care delivered in the community.”

Lindsay Meeks, Regional Director of the RCN in the West Midlands, said: “The RCN is very fortunate to have within its membership nurses who make a truly outstanding contribution to patient care and our profession.

“Professor Green is undoubtedly one of those nurses, a champion of nursing practice, education and innovation both in her role at Keele and in the work she does voluntarily for the RCN. She is a worthy recipient of the Fellowship award.”