Students Day Blog Series: John Wells’s Reflections

Students Day Blog Series Home Reflections From John Wells In April 2022, I had entered a competition on Twitter with the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF), submitting a 60 second video why I was a nurse leader to win a student’s day in London. I was not fully sure in my head if that was me, […]

Students Day Blog Series: Akira Madams’s Reflections

Students Day Blog Series Home Reflections from Akira Madams This reflective piece evidences my attendance of the 2022 Florence Nightingale Foundation Conference, followed by the annual commemorative service to celebrate the life and sacrifice of Florence Nightingale, as well as all the nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who have died in global conflicts, with the […]

Students Day Blog Series: Sarah Beechey’s Reflections

Students Day Blog Series Home Reflections From Sarah Beechey I’m currently in my second year of study for Adult Nursing at Cardiff University. When I discovered I had won a place at the Florence Nightingale Foundation student day, I was delighted to have been chosen. The university staff were very supportive, covering my hotel and […]

Students Day Blog Series: Emma Bird’s Reflections

Students Day Blog Series Home Reflections From Emma Bird After the initial introductions over breakfast, I entered the auditorium where a speech was given by Greta Westwood. Greta spoke in such an inspiring manner, mentioning her journey from student life, nursing life, and being the CEO of the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF), as well as […]

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 […]

Students Day Blog Series: Najla Aweys Ali’s Reflections

Students Day Blog Series Home Reflections From Najla Aweys Ali The student day was held in London, at Kings College University of London. It consisted of an initial discussion with an expert panel of health professionals, student nurses and midwives from all around the UK. Followed by a guided tour of the Florence Nightingale Museum. […]

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 […]