Army Nurse Leadership Programme overview
QARANC Association have joined forces with the Florence Nightingale Foundation to offer this career development opportunity to army nurses. The programme, fully funded will offer army nurses bespoke leadership development to develop as future leaders of healthcare in the capital. Who is it for? The Florence Nightingale Foundation/ Army Nurse Emerging Leader Scholarship is for registered SNCO nurses and OF1-3 Nursing Officers. The aim of the scholarship is to enhance patient care by investing in nurses to pioneer changes and improvements in patient health through clinical leadership, professional learning networks, opportunities, personal presence and impact development and a military patient improvement project.
Since 1929, the Florence Nightingale Foundation has been committed to advancing the study of nursing and midwifery practice, promoting excellence and preparing nurses and midwives to follow in the footsteps of its namesake, to provide the best possible care to patients across the UK. All costs are funded for you including refreshments and lunches for the cohort days, overnight accommodation, refreshments and dinner for the residential programme, course fees for RADA and entry to Westminster Abbey.
- 8th August 2019 – Applications open
- 20th September 2019 – Applications close
- 4th October 2019 – Shortlisting
- 18th October – Interviews, if deployed arrangement will be made for Skype interviews.
- December 2019 – Programme start
Co-consulting Skills: November 2019 (TBC)
Residential module: 16th and 17th December 2019
2- Day RADA: January 2020
Westminster Abbey Commemoration Service: 12th May 2020
Celebration Day: TBC
Benefits for you
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. One RAF nurse (Help for Heroes funded Scholar) is recently undertaken and another is now undertaking an Emerging Leaders’ Scholarship and one Army Nurse has just finished the Senior Leaders Scholarship; all report excellent experience of tuition, investment and support from the FNF.
Greater understanding of personal leadership style
Improved sense of equal treatment by peers and managers
Improved satisfaction in working experience
Improved satisfaction with career progression opportunities
Increased self-presence and personal impact
Increased understanding on the impact of self on others
Increased confidence in speaking authoritatively
Greater self-awareness, political and emotional intelligence
Greater confidence to influence policy and practice
Impact positively on personal development
Lead with greater presence
Improved patient and health outcomes
Benefits for employer
Retention of staff – FNF Nurses and Midwives remain in healthcare enabling staff retention
Positive and empowering impact on team working and staff engagement
Improvement in patient and health outcomes
Enhanced reputation of employing organisation
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The programme will be led by Greta Westwood from the Florence Nightingale Foundation. At times, the project team will draw on senior colleagues to support successful outcomes of the programme. The programme includes:
All applicants should be:
a. Members of the QARANC Association.
b. Free from academic study funded by the Post Registration Selection Board.
c. Regular Army SNCOs or OF1-3s working in a clinical environment or clinical staff appointment.
d. Assigned to a clinical delivery or clinical management PID and able to implement a clinical quality improvement project.
e. Ambitious both personally and professionally to improve patient care.
f. Have at least 3 years to serve on current engagement at conclusion of scholarship programme.
All applicants should have:
a) Completed a sS formal leadership course (CLM/RMAS/or front line NHS Leadership course). b) An EED date greater than 1 Jan 2023.
All applicants will require:
a. CoC and CM approval for the duration of the scholarship.
b. T&S support for the duration of the scholarship.
Apply online – are now open
Successful applications are selected for a panel based interview
Information for applying online:
What you will need to demonstrate in your application form and interview:
- How you will use the programme to work with others, learn from and share experiences
- How the programme will support your personal development plan (PDP)
- How you will use the experience to improve patient and health outcomes
- Your aspirations to develop as a leader
- Support from your line manager to enable you to attend all sessions/learning opportunities as part of this programme
Upon application, you are required to upload the following information:
- Personal, employment and education information
- A copy of your NMC registration documentation
- An electronic photo of yourself (head and shoulders in high resolution)
- A completed nominator referral form (completed by your line manager) with authorisation to join the programme.
- Completed terms and conditions
Please note before applying:
- Applications that do not demonstrate commitment to the profession, improving patient and health outcomes, commitment to the Florence Nightingale Foundation Alumni will not be considered
- Incomplete applications will not be accepted
- Applications without line manager level support will not be accepted