Trinity Academic Awarded Fellowship of NANDA International

Posted on: 24 May 2016

Trinity’s Dr Fintan Sheerin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, was awarded fellowship of NANDA International (NANDA-I) last week in Cancun, Mexico. Dr Sheerin is the first Irish person to be awarded this honour, and is only the third European Fellow.

NANDA-I is an association dedicated to the implementation of nursing diagnosis, enhancing every aspect of nursing practice, from garnering professional respect to assuring consistent documentation representing nurses’ professional clinical judgment and accurate documentation to enable reimbursement. NANDA-I exists to develop, refine and promote terminology that accurately reflects nurses' clinical judgments.

The community of NANDA-I Fellows represents nursing leaders with standardised nursing language expertise in the areas of education, administration, clinical practice, informatics and research. NANDA-I Fellows contribute their time and energy to the organisation in a variety of areas, in order to move forward the goal to provide evidence-based clinical decision support to nurses worldwide.

NANDA-I welcomed its first class of Fellows during its 40th Anniversary Conference in 2012. Dr Sheerin, was selected for the 2016 Class of Fellows, along with three other new fellows, joining a renowned group of NANDA-I Fellows. His selection is based on the strength of his overall application, as well as his dedication to the work of NANDA-I. Dr Sheerin, a lecturer in intellectual disability nursing, is currently President of the European association, ACENDIO, the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes.

Dr Fintan Sheerin receiving the award from outgoing NANDA-I president, Dr Jane Brockel.