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FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Professor Named Fulbright Senior Specialist

      BOCA RATON , FL (April 18, 2007) - Rozzano C. Locsin, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, professor of nursing at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, was recently selected for a Fulbright senior specialists grant in public/global health at the Naresuan University, Thailand.

       Joining the ranks of distinguished scholars and professionals worldwide who are leaders in the educational, political, economic, social and cultural lives of their countries, Locsin will help Naresuan University to implement new courses within its international nursing program. He will also assist the university in exploring an alternative doctoral program in nursing within an international nursing education perspective.

       “I am very honored to have been selected,” said Locsin. “This is an exciting opportunity for a faculty member at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at FAU to be instrumental in developing and implementing international nursing education curricula, particularly in Thailand.”

       Locsin is renowned for his global work on international nursing education, public and global health and international development. He serves as a visiting professor and consultant for several universities worldwide. Locsin has collaborated on scholarly and creative projects with colleagues and students of nursing in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Uganda and the Philippines.

       As a Fulbright Scholar to Uganda in 2000, Locsin facilitated the development of the baccalaureate and masters in nursing science curricula at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, while working on international initiatives such as student and faculty exchange programs and the school-based nursing center.

       In 2004, Locsin received the Fulbright Alumni Initiative Award for the community-based university nursing education program. He has been a Fulbright senior specialist in the field of public/global health and international development since 2005.

       Locsin’s many honors and awards include three lifetime achievement awards in nursing education from Silliman University, University of the Philippines and St. Paul University Philippines.  In 2003, he received the Edith Moore Copeland Excellence in Creativity award from the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Locsin was named the Florida Atlantic University Researcher of the Year in 2006, the first recipient from the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.

       Locsin has published nationally and internationally on topics about technology, and caring and nursing.   He has pursued projects and programs on holistic nursing, alternative and complimentary therapies, and arts and aesthetics in nursing and health promotion.   Locsin’s research and scholarly endeavors recognize patients as participants in their care rather than as objects of care. He edited the book Advancing Technology, Caring, and Nursing, released in 2001. Locsin’s book Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing: A Model for Practice, published in 2005,  presents his middle range theory of nursing. He co-edited Technology and Nursing Practice, scheduled for release in 2007.

       Originally from the Philippines, Locsin received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Silliman University and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of the Philippines in Manila.


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