Dr. John Cutcliffe, David G. Braithwaite professor of nursing at The University of Texas at Tyler, has been elected for a directorship in the International Society for Psychiatric Nurses, Dr. Linda Klotz, UT Tyler College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean, announced.
Cutcliffe will serve a two-year appointment as the director of the Society for Education and Research Division of the ISPN. This is the first time a UT Tyler nursing faculty member has been elected to serve in this capacity.
Time spent in this position will be utilized to enrich the knowledge base for students and practitioners in this area of the state, according to Klotz.
“It’s a significant honor,” said Cutcliffe. “I believe such appointments further raise the national and international profile of the College of Nursing and this university. I believe such appointments constitute additional evidence that we’re moving in the right direction.”
Cutcliffe holds a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield (U.K.). He is the author or co-author of seven books, more than 130 peer-reviewed and professional papers and has secured over three million dollars in extra mural research funding.
The Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, a division of ISPN, promotes education and knowledge specific to mental health populations as well as providing a forum to advance education, research and advanced practice in psychiatric-mental health nursing.
Its members are dedicated to address the mental health needs of consumers via education and development of the advanced practice workforce, research and innovative practice models.
For more information, visit www.ispn-psych.org.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.