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Professor Kath McCourt awarded CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2012

Published: 18 June 2012

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has congratulated its Chair of Council Professor Kath McCourt on being awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor McCourt, who is a Dean at the School of Health, Community and Education Studies at Northumbria University and an RCN Fellow, has been Chair of RCN Council since October 2011. She is one of the country’s leading academic experts in nurse education.

Professor McCourt said today:
“I am absolutely delighted to be awarded this honour. Equally, it is wonderful that the nursing profession is being recognised in this way. Nursing is an immensely rewarding profession and this award is a reflection of the incredible hard work so many nurses do day in day out to provide the best possible patient care.”

Dr Peter Carter, RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary, said:
“I would like to congratulate Kath wholeheartedly on behalf of the RCN, not just for this honour, but for the dedication she has shown to the College and to nursing more widely. She is both an outstanding academic and professional nurse, and has helped to deliver high quality nursing care for many years. This honour is very much deserved”


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Notes for Editors

Kathleen McCourt was elected Chair of RCN Council in October 2011.
Since August 2003, Kathleen has worked at Northumbria University and in 2008 became Dean of the School of Health, Community and Education Studies.
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Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the voice of nursing across the UK and is the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world. The RCN promotes the interest of nurses and patients on a wide range of issues and helps shape healthcare policy by working closely with the UK Government and other national and international institutions, trade unions, professional bodies and voluntary organisations.