Monica Fletcher, Chief Executive of Education for Health, for which the OU validates HE programmes in the fields of Respiratory Care and Long Term Conditions, is to be honoured with an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to nursing and nurse education.
This was announced as part of the Queen’s Birthday honour list on Friday 14 June.
Dr Liz Marr, Director of CICP, which manages the OU’s validated provision, said: “This is a tremendous and well deserved achievement for Monica. It recognises her great personal commitment to her chosen field, both as a practitioner and as an education professional.
From the OU’s perspective, we feel particularly delighted that this award is for Monica’s work in nurse education, which reflects on the positive collaboration we’ve had with Monica and Education for Health for many years.”
Monica said: “To be awarded an OBE is a great honour, particularly for services to nurse education.
This reflects not only on my personal contribution but also the work undertaken at Education for Health which has been supported by The Open University for many years.
“The partnership between us and The Open University has gone from strength to strength, and adds additional credibility to the wide range of accredited education programmes we run for healthcare professionals.”
Posted 17 June 2013