Cécile Dury is a general nurse, holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Catholic University of Louvain in the French-speaking part of Belgium and engage in doctoral studies in Public Health from the University of Liège. She holds a Pedagogical Certificate for Higher Education. She has completed doctoral training at the European Academy of Nursing Science.
She has practiced professionally in intensive care units, medical and technical services and has accompanied clinical training students in the pneumology, orthopedics, emergency and intensive care units. She became a teacher in 1997. She has held the positions of coordinator of the Intensive Care and Emergency Medical Aid specialization, educational coordinator for the nursing and midwifery sections and is currently Director of the paramedical category at the University college of Namur-Liège-Luxembourg. Her research areas focus on the development of training programs, the skills of nursing teachers, the analysis of professional practice and the support of teams in change. Her doctoral research focuses on the intercultural translation of the CLES+T scale (Clinical Learning Environment and Nurse Teacher Scale) and on the satisfaction of clinical learning nursing students in the French-speaking part of Belgium.
She is a member of various boards of organizations related to health projects, president of the Nurses Association of Namur-Luxembourg (AINL) and involved in FINE Belgium and FINE Europe since 2005. During her mandate at FINE Europe, she worked on the modernisation of the EU/36/2005 Directive on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications. During the FINE working groups, she took part in informing members about the revision of the directive and worked on the mapping and revision of European nursing education programmes. At the national level, she was invite to participate in several debates on nursing reform in French-speaking Belgium and in working groups of the Federal Council for Nursing (CFAI). She is active in the ARES expert committees. In November 2018, she became FINE Europe President.
She is the mother of two daughters and a son and grandmother of a little girl.