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NHSEI Children’s and Young Persons’ Nurses Leadership Programme


The Florence Nightingale Foundation along with NHSE/I are pleased to offer a leadership programme to Children’s and Young Persons’ Nurses working at 8C and above.

This exciting opportunity will enable you to explore and enhance your personal leadership attributes, develop your political acumen, and enhance your influence.

This programme offers a supportive learning space to develop leadership identity, capacity, and capability to influence organisational and patient outcomes at a local, systems, national and international level of healthcare delivery.

The Leadership programme will be undertaken over 6 months. 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.

Programme Dates

15 September 2022

Personality Preferences & Performance in Teams/Principles and Practice of Quality Improvement (Face to Face London)

TBC October 2022

Stepping into your Authority (Face to Face London)

TBC November 2022

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

January - February 2023

Introduction to Co–consulting (online course self-directed) and Action learning sets (Virtual)


TBC February 2023

Political Acumen (Face to Face London)

TBC March 2023

Hand in of Quality Improvement Project
The top 5 QIPs will be presented at the celebration event 

27 April 2023

Celebration event (Face to Face London)


Be part of a 'Life-changing' Experience

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

eligibility criteria
The Programme is for Children’s and Young Persons' Nurses working at 8C and above

Programme structure

Senior Sponsor Form

Application Process

The application, shortlisting and selection processes will be administered nationally by the Florence Nightingale Foundation with HEE representation at shortlisting and interview.

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