The Florence Nightingale Foundation - Registered in England and Wales with Charity Reg No. 229229 and in Scotland with Charity Reg No. SC044341
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The Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Chief Nursing Officer for England are offering Leadership scholarships for 2017 - 18 to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) nurses and midwives working in the NHS in England

Scholarships now open

Recipients of the Chief Nursing Officer for England Leadership Scholarship will undertake a bespoke programme.  The scholarships have three broad aims:

 to develop and enhance the individual’s leadership skills;

Applications are encouraged from all levels of nursing and midwifery from Ward Sisters to Directors of Nursing / Midwifery.

Your organisation is expected to support your application and confirm that you are capable of being fast-tracked to more senior leadership positions.

Applications for 2017-18 Scholarships will close at midday on Monday 12th February 2018 and interviews will be held during the first week in March 2018.

How to apply 

Please download an application form from the link at the bottom of the page and then send your application by Monday 12th February 2018 with all parts completed and with the required references and letter of support in Word format by email to The Foundation:


Criteria for selection

These scholarships are available to Nurses and Midwives from a Black and Minority Ethnic background who have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and work in the NHS in England.

Applicants need to have:

The Foundation’s expectations of the scholar are:


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