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A Leadership Programme for nurses from Black and Ethnic Minority Backgrounds working in Adult Social Care


The Florence Nightingale Foundation in partnership with Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Social Care in the Department for Health and Social Care, are pleased to offer an exceptional and transformational leadership development opportunity. The six month programme is open to nurses from black and ethnic minority backgrounds working in social care organisations across England who have at least three years post registration experience.  

This programme offers a supportive learning space for nurses to develop their leadership identity, capacity, and capability, enabling their influence on organisational and patient health outcomes.

This programme offers a supportive learning space to develop leadership identity, capacity, and capability to influence organisational and patient outcomes.

To apply, click on Apply Online and search the drop down menu for ‘Ethnic Minority Nurses in Social Care’.

Be part of a 'Life-changing' Experience

Participants report the “life changing” leadership experience and its professional and personal impact. Participants report feeling more confident to speak out and influence improvements in patient care and health outcomes.


4 august 2022

Applications Open

30 September 2022

Applications Close

3 - 14 October 2022


17 October 2022

Notification letters

17 November 2022

Welcome Day
Personality Preferences and Performance in Teams

18 November 2022

QI Project
Principles and Practice of Quality Improvement

January 2023

RADA Presentation of Self: Presence & Impact
(Face to Face – London)

February 2023

Using Your Authority and Influencing Change

April 2023

Next Steps

May 2023

Hand in of Quality Improvement Project
Two-minute elevator pitch

The top 5 QIPs will be requested to present at the celebration event

May 2023

Celebration Event

Senior Sponsor Form

Programme Structure

The Leadership programme will be undertaken over six months and includes

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Days 4 & 5
Day 6
Day 7

You will be supported to undertake an improvement project which will enable you to apply your learning to practice. The top projects will be selected to present at the celebration event.

You will join the FNF alumni community and receive ongoing networking and leadership development opportunities through events, webinars, media engagement and policy thought leadership.

Application Process

The application, shortlisting and selection processes will be administered nationally by the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

What you will need to demonstrate in your application form and interview:

Upon application, you are required to upload the following information:

Please note before application:

Programme Details