The Florence Nightingale Foundation, with the Sandra Charitable Trust, are pleased to offer this programme to early career nurses and midwives.
The aims of the programme are to:
The learning objectives for the programme are to:
The programme will be delivered over a six month period.
The programme is fully funded. **However this DOES NOT include travel expenses, which will have to be paid by successful applicants.**
“It’s special to be on a career journey with people you don’t work with, taking in conversations and ideas. It’s inspiring and this programme definitely helped me break anxiety down. It was in-depth and covered all areas of management and leadership styles that we face so early on in our careers as nurses.” Aishah Khatun, participant in Early Career Leadership Programme, Safer Staffing Lead Nurse, Northern Care Alliance. Read Aishah’s full blog here.
This leadership programme for early career nurses and midwives, has kindly been funded by the Sandra Charitable Trust.
Personality Preferences and Performance in Teams (Face to face – central London)
Utilising the psychometric tool, Myer Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) we will explore how personality preference influences personal leadership styles and how awareness can enable the promotion of high performing teams. This offers participants an objective view which increases awareness of bias, styles and preferences.
Principles and Practice of Quality Improvement (Face to face – central London)
An introduction to QI including approaches to leading change management and measuring impact. Support to define a QI project which will have impact on patient outcomes or staff well-being.
Presentation of Self: Presence & Impact (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts – Face to Face – central London)
Practical approaches to developing confidence and clarity in the delivery of key messages for a range of audiences including the media
Stepping into your Authority (Face to face – central London)
Development of leadership attributes which enable influence from ward to board. Specific consideration will be given to exploring their sphere of authority in relation to share governance, systems leadership and leading upwards. This will draw on contemporary leadership theory supporting an authentic and compassionate approach
Celebration Event (Face to face – central London)
An opportunity to network, showcase and celebrate the impact of the programme on their clinical leadership journeys and the outcome of their improvement projects.
Each participant on the programme will be expected to undertake an improvement project which will enable them to apply their learning to practice.
The top projects will be selected to present at the Celebration Event.
All participants will join the FNF alumni community and receive on going networking and leadership development opportunities through events, webinars, media engagement and policy thought leadership.
Applicants informed of outcome
Welcome Day (central London)
AM: Personality Preferences and Performance in Teams
PM: Principles and Practice of Quality Improvement
Presentation of Self: Presence & Impact (central London)
Delivered by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA)
One day – you will be allocated one of the above dates
Stepping into your Authority with Hartridge (central London)
An Introduction to Authority and Influence
Two days, residential (bed and breakfast for one night is funded)
Celebration Event (central London)
To participate in the programme you must:
be a registered nurse / midwife with the NMC.
be practising in the UK.
be a maximum of two years post qualification.
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:
If you have any questions about applying for this programme, please email [email protected]
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.