Rozzano Locsin PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Rozzano Locsin earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree from the University of the Philippines in 1988, and his Master of Arts in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Silliman University in 1978 and 1976 in the Philippines. He joined Florida Atlantic University, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing in 1991 where he is a tenured Professor of Nursing.

Dr. Locsin's research and scholarly works concerning technology and caring in nursing converge on the theme "life transitions in human health." Four books attest to this thematic focus. In 2001, he edited the book Advancing Technology, Caring, and Nursing published by Auburn House, Connecticut, USA; In 2005, his middle range theory Technological Competency as Caring in Nursing was published by Sigma Theta Tau International Press; in 2007 a co-edited book Technology and Nursing: Practice, Concepts, and Issues was released by Palgrave-Macmillan Co., London, UK, and with Dr. Marguerite Purnell as co-editor, the book entitled, A Contemporary Nursing Process: The (Un)Bearable Weight of Knowing in Nursing was released in April 2009 by Springer Publishing Co.

Dr. Locsin's scholarly and creative works focus on using the arts as healing modalities, and the arts as aesthetic expressions in studying nursing. His passion for the arts in nursing earned him the Edith Moore Copeland Excellence in Creativity Award from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 2003. Other awards attesting excellence in his work include the Outstanding Sillimanian Award and the Outstanding Paulinian Award in the field of Nursing Education from renowned Philippine schools. The Julita V. Sotejo Medallion of Honor was awarded by the University of the Philippines College of Nursing Alumni Association International in Los Angeles, California.

His international commitments are illustrated in continuing global initiatives. Through the Fulbright Scholar Award, he developed the first Masters program in Nursing in Uganda while researching the phenomenon "waiting-to-know" and the lived experiences of persons exposed to patients who died of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. With Mbarara University and the Fulbright Alumni Initiative Award, he established the first Community-based University Nursing Education Program. Currently, as Fulbright Senior Specialist in Global and Public Health, he continues to lead collaborative research studies advancing the development of models of nursing practice in Uganda, Thailand, and the Philippines. He maintains Visiting and Honorary professorial appointments in nursing in the Philippines, Uganda, and Thailand.

He was the first recipient of the Lillian O. Slemp Endowed Chair in Nursing at the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas in 2007. In August 2009, he was the first recipient of the John F. Wymer, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. In 2006, Dr. Locsin was inducted as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).