Community Nurse Leadership Programme overview
Health Education England has partnered with the Florence Nightingale Foundation to offer this leadership development opportunity for Community Nurses.
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 and service users across the UK. This leadership programme is fully funded by Health Education England. it offers 66 Community Nurses (in 3 cohorts) leadership development to become Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) nurses, future leaders of healthcare.
What does the programme involve?
This is a 5 module, 6 day programme
Module 1: Welcome Day and Introduction to Self (1 day) - a briefing day to establish individual cohort learning communities. An introduction to self and impact of self on others through Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment and exercises.
Module 2: "Introduction to Improvement" ( 2 day) - residential programme. Facilitated discussion on current leadership challenges and diversity in the workplace. Introduction to quality improvement to inform and support a improvement project to be completed as an outcome of this programme.
Module 3: "Presence & Impact" (1 day) delivered by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) Programme designed to build personal presence.
Module 4: "Next Steps" (1 day) to identify next steps in the leadership journey.
Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service, Westminster Abbey, London, May 12th 2020 - a unique opportunity for nurses, midwives, health care professionals, family members and guests to celebrate their professions and at the same time give thanks for Florence Nightingale's extraordinary legacy to health care.
1 day - Award ceremony to celebrate the success of the FNF Nurses at end of the programme.
The programme will be held in Central London. Cohort 1 will begin in September 2019. Cohort 2 will begin in October 2019. Cohort 3 will begin in November 2019.
Welcome day: 6th September 2019
Residential: 24th and 25th September 2019
RADA: To be allocated one of the following: 14th, 16th or 17th October 2019
Final Day: 5th December 2019
Welcome day: 3rd October 2019
Residential: 9th and 10th October 2019
RADA: To be allocated one of the following: 5th, 6th or 7th November 2019
Final Day: 11th December 2019
Celebration Day: 19th March 2020
Welcome day: 14th November 2019
Residential: 27th and 28th November 2019
RADA: To be allocated one of the following: 7th, 8th or 9th January 2020
Final Day: 13th February 2020
Celebration Day: 19th March 2020
Applications are now closed.
You will be expected to demonstrate in your application form and at your interview:
- Your ambition to be the best nurse you can be
- Your desire to progress your career as a community nurse
- Your passion to improve patient and health outcomes
- Your aspiration to develop as a leader
- Your line manager support to ensure you are able to attend all programme days and the employer to fund all travel expenses
Applications open from 3rd June 2019
Applications close on 31st July 2019
Shortlisting 5th August 2019
Information for applying online:
Applicants are required to complete the application fully and upload:
- 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 and with Chief Nurse approval) with authorisation to join the programme
- Completed terms and conditions
Please note before application:
- Applications that do not demonstrate commitment to the profession, improving patient and health outcomes will not be considered
- Incomplete applications will not be accepted
- Applications without line manager support will not be accepted
- Applications forms must be completed in one go and cannot be saved.
- Documents left open for longer than 8 hours will not save.
- Please ensure you are using an up to date web browser in order to complete and save appropriately.