Meet Coco, nurse leader and Nightingale Fellowship scholar

FNF scholar Coco

Home FNF scholar Coco Kienwald We were delighted to recently meet Cochava Kienwald, the Preceptorship Lead at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and a 2022/23 Florence Nightingale Foundation scholar. Cochava (known as Coco) has recently been awarded the illustrious Nightingale Fellowship scholarship from the Nightingale Fellowship, a truly remarkable achievement. This highly sought-after scholarship […]

How leaders can empower

Major Michael Collins

Home To celebrate Armed Forces Day, Major Michael Collins (SO2 Implementation) from the Department of Research and Clinical Innovation (Defence Medical Services) has written a reflective blog on his journey of empowerment. Mike, a FNF scholar and Alumni Champion, shares how being empowered as a student nurse inspired him to empower others during his leadership career in military nursing… […]

Windrush Day – a personal reflection


Home Mwansa Mulenga is a Senior Corporate nurse at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and a FNF Alumni Champion. In this personal blog, she shares what Windrush Day signifies to her and reflects on what it means to be an internationally educated nurse in the UK. “I attained my nursing […]

“An experience of a lifetime”

Scholars at Eden Project Dome

Home The HotHouse Women’s Leadership Retreat at the Eden Project in Cornwall offers an uplifting and illuminating experience. FNF Scholar and Alumni Champion Carole Young recently spent time there and came away transformed. In this inspiring blog, Carole, an Independent Tissue Viability Nurse Consultant & Educator and Professional Nurse Advocate, shares her reflections… “My FNF […]

Nurses and midwives recognised in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours

Ruth May

Home The Platinum Jubilee weekend was a truly joyous celebration, and along with Paddington enjoying tea at Buckingham Palace, our absolute highlight was the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours. We were thrilled that so many exceptional nurses and midwives were honoured, and proud beyond belief to see Florence Nightingale Foundation scholars, alumni, members, mentors and supporters […]

Star Alumni Series: Sarah Herbert

Sarah Herbert

Meet our latest Star Alumni, Sarah Herbert, Deputy Chief Nurse at University Hospital, Southampton. Here she shares her thoughts on how a FNF scholarship boosted her passion as a nurse leader…

So much joy and emotion at this year’s Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service

Procession of the lamp

Home The Procession of the Lamp It has been a week since the 2022 Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service at Westminster Abbey and we are still walking on air. Sharing this most wonderful and poignant occasion with many of the Florence Nightingale Foundation’s scholars, alumni, students, friends and supporters was joyous and deeply affecting. It was […]

The Florence Nightingale Foundation joins forces with Nuffield Health

Home The Florence Nightingale Foundation joins forces with Nuffield Health to advance nursing practice across the independent sector. • The Florence Nightingale Foundation and Nuffield Health are collaborating in a multi-year partnership to drive the future pipeline of nursing leadership talent from across the independent sector (including hospitals, hospices, not-for-profits) • Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, is […]