Students Day Blog Series: La-Toya Rose’s Reflections

Students Day Blog Series Home 8th July 2022 Reflections From La-Toya Rose I had the privilege of being part of the Florence Nightingale foundation students day and the lamp procession. Given that this was my first time attending the FNF students day I did not know what to expect. I certainly was not prepared for […]

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 […]

Leadership Development for IENMs – TweetChat Alert!

IENMs Leadership Project Graphic

Leadership Development for IENMs – TweetChat Alert! Home Leadership Development for IENMs – TweetChat Alert! With an outstanding and growing reputation for providing leadership development programmes which address specific needs of nursing and midwifery staff, we at the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) are pleased to share our plans to create a bespoke, blended Leadership Programme […]

Calling all #TeamFlorence members and alumni!

Home The Florence Nightingale Foundation has been commissioned by NHS England/Improvement to explore the influence of leadership, culture, and hierarchy on clinical staff, including students, raising concerns relating to patient deterioration. The work will inform a national programme of activity to improve early clinical action or support which could prevent deterioration. The first phase of […]

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…

FNF Webinar: Clinical Supervision for Students

Home Did you miss our FNF Policy Webinar on Clinical Supervision for Students? Not to worry – this blog has got you covered! With over 150 attendees present, we at the Florence Nightingale Foundation were honored to have guest speakers from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the Foundation of Nursing Studies, Educators, and Students […]