Nursing Professor Appointed to Prestigious Fellowship

December 14, 2020

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Richard Ricciardi, professor in the Policy, Populations and Systems community in the School of Nursing, was awarded a fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Richard Ricciardi, a professor in the George Washington University School of Nursing, will be appointed as a Fellow Ad Eundem of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

Founded in 1784, the RCSI School of Nursing and Midwifery is the largest postgraduate nursing school in Ireland. The school awards the Fellowship Ad Eundem to individuals for their work and achievements in and contributions to nursing, midwifery, healthcare, education and/or research.

“I am so very honored and humbled to receive [this fellowship],” Dr. Ricciardi said. “It means a lot to me to be recognized by international colleagues, and I look forward to working with RCSI and the global nursing community to improve the health and well-being of the world’s people and communities and to strengthen policies that influence nursing and healthcare.”

Dr. Ricciardi, who also serves as director of strategic partnerships for the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement for GW Nursing, was nominated for the fellowship because of the impact of his leadership and research on nursing globally. Through the fellowship, Dr. Ricciardi will collaborate with RCSI on clinical and academic work, including a presentation to The Irish Association of Advanced Nurse Midwife Practitioners on public health crises.

RCSI will hold a virtual ceremony to formally confer the fellowship on December 14.