Dean Prof. Kuei-Ru Chou, College of Nursing selected for the 2019 Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing

Source: College of Nursing

Published on 2020-07-13

In October 2019, Dean Prof. Kuei-Ru Chou, College of Nursing, was selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in recognition of her expertise, leadership, and accomplishments.

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Affiliated with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) established the Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing in 1973. Fellows are internationally recognized nurse leaders in education, management, practice, and research. To be selected as Fellows, nominees need to have made consistent outstanding contributions to the nursing profession and health care, and have displayed the highest degree of talent and remarkable accomplishments. Being selected as a Fellow is regarded as the greatest honor in the nursing profession.

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Professor Chou expresses heartfelt gratitude for the guidance, assistance, encouragement, and support of her mentors. Her circle of mentors and supporters have enabled her to make outstanding contributions to the improvement of health care and the nursing profession. In addition to consulting, evaluating, accrediting, reviewing, and serving in various academic committees on campus, Professor Chou is actively involved in professional organizations outside the University. Professor Chou serves as the Executive Director and Director of International Affairs for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing; Member of Leadership Succession Committee; Leadership training Instructor of International Council of Nurses; Chair of Research Committee of Asian Oncology Nursing Society; Executive Director of Taiwan Nurses Association; Executive Director of Taiwan Society for Development of Long-Term Care and Senior Health Management; Supervisor of Taiwan Long Term Care Nurses Association. In addition, Professor Chou serves as convener and examiners committee in Ministry of Examination, and she also belongs to evaluation and accreditation committee of Ministry of Education; Health and Welfare Quality Policy Consultation in Ministry of Health and Welfare; moderation, evaluation and review committee of Department of Life Sciences in Ministry of Science and Technology.

Professor Chou’s substantive honors, awards, and recognitions include:

  • 2018 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
  • 2018 Distinguished Professor, Taipei Medical University
  • 2018 Taiwan Outstanding Nurse Award-Professional Contribution Award, Taiwan Union of Nurses Association (TUNA)
  • 2018 TMU Research Outstanding Award, Taipei Medical University
  • 2017 Outstanding Professional Nurse Award, Taiwan Union of Nurses Association (TUNA)
  • 2017 Education Award, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses’ Association, Taiwan
  • 2012 Teaching Outstanding Award, Taipei Medical University

Professor Chou is truly grateful for the mentorship and support of her predecessors. She is dedicated to educating new scholars and is deeply committed to promoting care and compassion for the nursing profession and enhancing the overall society.

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