Academy Membership

In January 2020 we launched the FNF Academy intending to maximise the influence of our expert alumni community in research, policy and to enable the growth of nursing and midwifery leadership. We are creating platforms for them to consult, inform, drive and improve services through their unique knowledge and leadership acumen. Increasingly we are becoming known as an organisation that provides thought leadership on the issues that are critical to nurses and midwives and an organisation that elevates the nursing and midwifery voice to have major influence and impact.

We are now thrilled to extend our network through the offer of membership of the FNF Academy to Chief Nurses, Directors of Nursing/Midwifery and Executive Directors of Nursing. We aim to address the current unmet needs of the most senior nurses and midwives and provide personal support, networking, policy engagement and influencing opportunities. Additional benefits are also available to all nurses and midwives in the organisation. Furthermore, from November 2021, we are welcoming Higher Education Institutions which provide nursing and midwifery education. Membership includes excellent benefits for students; scroll down to the ” More Information on HEI membership” section to find out more.

You can find a list of our Academy Advisory Board Members here.

  • Why become a member?

    The Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarships offer an exclusive and competitive opportunity for leadership development, but this is only available to the few. Membership of the Florence Nightingale Foundation academy will enable the benefits of our community to become available to the many. Nurses and midwives within your organisation will join our network to influence and have an impact in their area of expertise.

  • Who will be the member?

    The member will be the most senior nurse or midwife in your organisation, but the benefits will be available to all nurses and midwives in the organisation.

  • What are the benefits?

    Leadership Development

    • Free virtual group coaching
    • Early bird notification of leadership programmes and scholarship
    • Support in writing successful FNF applications
    • Waiver of employer contribution (£1,000) for successful Scholar applicants

    Reputational Benefits

    • Use of FNF Academy membership branding
    • Co-branding of your internal leadership programmes (subject to an approval process)
    • Opportunity to publicise your local events and achievements through our communication channels and website

    Personal Development

    • Networking events
    • Webinar programme
    • Membership of an online community
    • Contribution to national policy consultation/forums
    • Invitation to media engagement events to provide informed opinion, knowledge exchange and case studies

    Special Events

    • VIP tickets to the annual Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service at Westminster Abbey
    • Invitation to all FNF special events throughout the annual calendar
  • How will I influence the work of the FNF Academy?

    As members, you will have the opportunity to become part of the Advisory Group who will communicate regularly with all members. The Advisory Group will set the FNF Academy agenda and priorities including leadership development and policy issues critical to nursing and midwifery.

  • How will I keep up to date with what is happening?

    We will provide statements to inform you which benefits have been utilised by your organisation. We will also communicate with you regularly through an e-bulletin.

  • How much does it cost?

    Our membership fee is dependent on the number of nurses and midwives employed or studying in your organisation.

    A membership fee shall be payable in April each year. In 2020/21 this will be a pro-rata fee. The amount will be reviewed annually by the Foundation. The membership fee is based on tiered membership, banded according to numbers of Registered Nurses and Midwives or students in each organisation.

    • Level 1 – Single organisation = £1,000 (up to 1,000 nurses and midwives)
    • Level 2 – Single organisation = £3,000 (1,000 to 2,999 nurses and midwives)
    • Level 3 – Single organisation = £5,000 (3,000 up to 5,000 nurses and midwives)
    Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
    Annual Fee £1,000 £3,000 £5,000
    All Nurses and Midwives
    FNF Communities Membership
    Scholarships
    How to Write a Successful Leadership Scholarship Application Workshop (number of places) 4 10 20
    Leadership Scholarship Early Bird Notification
    Waiver of Scholarship Employer Contribution 1 1 1
    Leadership Programmes
    Nightingale Frontline (number of places) 6 12 18
    Leadership Programme Early Bird Notification
    Local Leadership Programme Co-branding    
    “Senior Nurse” Personal Development
    Virtual Networking Events – all UK Countries
    Quarterly Educational Programme
    Media Engagement Events
    FNF Academy Advisory Group
    Special Events
    VIP tickets to Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service, Westminster Abbey (number of tickets) 2 6 10

     

    We also welcome Integrated Health and Care System (ICS) and larger organisations over 5,000 nurses and midwives, as members. For ICSs larger than stated below, please contact us to talk through benefits and pricing structure by emailing [email protected].

    • Level 1 5,000 – 9,999 nurses = £10,000
    • Level 2 10,000 – 19,999 nurses = £20,000
    • Level 3 20,000 – 29,999 nurses = £30,000
    Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
    Annual Fee for ICS £10,000 £20,000 £30,000
    All Nurses and Midwives
    FNF Communities Membership
    Scholarships
    How to Write a Successful Leadership Scholarship Application Workshop (number of places) 40 80 120
    Leadership Scholarship Early Bird Notification
    Waiver of Scholarship Employer Contribution 2 4 6
    Leadership Programmes
    Nightingale Frontline (number of places) 40 80 120
    Leadership Programme Early Bird Notification
    Local Leadership Programme Co-branding
    “Senior Nurse” Personal Development
    Virtual Networking Events – all UK Countries
    Quarterly Educational Programme
    Media Engagement Events
    FNF Academy Advisory Group
    Special Events
    VIP tickets to Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service, Westminster Abbey (number of tickets) 20 35 50

     

  • Can you join as an individual?

    Individual membership is available to nurses or midwives who are retired, working as an independent consultant/advisor or working as the only registrant in their organisation. The annual cost is £50 and individual members will receive:

    • Bimonthly newsletter
    • Access to the full virtual workshop programme
    • Access to the FNF Alumni and Membership community
    • Priority booking for the annual Westminster commemoration service
  • I would like to become a member, what do I do next?

    If you would like to express your interest in becoming a member of the FNF Academy please complete this form.

  • Is my organisation already a member?

    You will find a full list of our current Academy Members below:

    Addenbrooke’s Hospital – (Cambridge NHS Foundation Trust)
    Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Avery Healthcare
    Barts Health NHS Trust
    Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
    Cleveland Clinic
    Croydon Health services NHS trust
    Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
    Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    GREAT WESTERN HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
    Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
    Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Headquarters Defence Medical Services Group
    Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
    Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    King Edward VIIs Hospital
    Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
    Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
    Lister Hospital (East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust)
    Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    NHS ENGLAND & NHS IMPROVEMENT
    NHS National Services Scotland
    North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
    North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
    North Tyneside Clincial Commissioning Group
    Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group
    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
    Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
    Public Health England
    Public Health Wales
    Sears Healthcare Ltd
    Solent NHS Trust
    Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
    St Barnabas House Hospice
    St Giles Hospice
    Sue Ryder
    Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
    The London Clinic
    The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
    Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
    University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
    University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
    Velindre University NHS Trust
    West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
    Wirral Community NHS Foundations Trust
    York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Please Note: International membership is not currently available, but is planned for 2021/2022.

From November 2021, Florence Nightingale Foundation are opening wide the doors of our Academy to welcome Higher Education Institutions which provide nursing and midwifery education and scholarly activities. The most senior nurse or midwife in the organisation will be given membership and the excellent benefits will be available to all registered staff, joint appointees and students. Education providers play a vital role in shaping future generations of nurses and midwives and now they will be able to engage with our Academy’s programmes, debates and agendas. We really cannot wait for you to join us as Academy members!

More Information on HEI membership

  • Why become a member?

    The Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarships offer an exclusive and competitive opportunity for leadership development, but this is only available to the few. Membership of the Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy will enable the benefits of our community to become available to the many. Student and registered nurses and midwives within your organisation will join our network to influence and have an impact in their area of expertise.

  • Who will be the member?

    Membership of the FNF Academy is open to Chief Nurses/Executive Nurse Directors or the most senior nurse in health, social care and HEIs that employ or are involved in the education of nurses and midwives The most “Senior Nurse” is a member on behalf of the organisation’s nurses and midwives. Membership benefits are available to all student and registered nurses and midwives in the member organisation.

  • What are the benefits?

    Leadership Development

    • Reputational prestige to enhance student and faculty recruitment
    • Opportunity to publicise local events and achievements on the FNF website
    • Opportunity to co-brand student and staff awards with FNF

    Access to scholarships (registered staff only)

    • Early bird notification of the FNF Scholarship call
    • Free “How to Write a Successful FNF Scholarship Application Workshop” for potential scholarship applicants
    • Waiver of Leadership Scholarship employer contribution (currently £1,000) for successful applicants, maximum 1 discount per single member organisation

    Access to leadership programmes

    • Free Nightingale Frontline: Leadership Support Service (virtual peer group coaching)
    • Early bird notification of leadership development programmes
    • FNF co-branding of local leadership programmes (subject to an approval process)
    • FNF contribution to curriculum development/revalidation processes in the area of leadership

    Personal Development

    • Elective (self-managed) placement opportunities for students with FNF
    • Free virtual networking events across the UK with key national and international nursing and midwifery speakers
    • Free virtual bimonthly educational programme on a range of topics defined by the membership (for example “Enhancing Policy Awareness and Political Acumen”)
    • Media engagement events to allow students and staff opportunity to provide informed opinion, knowledge exchange and case studies
    • Contribution to policy consultation/ forums
    • Access to the FNF alumni network for mentoring/ coaching
    • Option to join and access to a National Clinical Professoriate Expert Network

    Special Events

    • Free VIP tickets to the annual Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service at Westminster Abbey and other major events
    • Members’ e-bulletin – monthly email containing updates on FNF Academy activities and other news of interest
  • How will I influence the work of the FNF Academy?

    The “Senior Nurse” will have opportunity to become part of the Members Advisory Group. Biannually the Advisory Group are asked to determine the priorities for the FNF Academy policy outputs. All policy work will focus on leadership with the view to improving nursing and midwifery clinical excellence and health and clinical outcomes. It will not conflict with our partner organisations.

    • Stage 1: The Advisory Group will determine themes arising from experiences, lack of current evidence base, scholar/leadership programme participants’ quality improvement (QI) projects and national policy priorities
    • Stage 2: The FNF team will scope the literature to identify the knowledge base and the key stakeholders will be identified from the FNF network
    • Stage 3: Activity and outputs will be selected depending on the outcome of stage 2 and may include developing leadership capacity or utilising the evidence to inform policy
    • Stage 4: Each area of activity will enable and/or will develop an area to impact on clinical excellence and patient and health outcomes

    A shared decision-making forum comprising of  “point of care” nurses and midwives from the member organisation also hold devolved responsibility to provided oversight and operational guidance on the activity of the Academy to ensure membership benefits are aligned with the priorities of the workforce.

  • How will I keep up to date with what is happening?

    We will provide statements to inform you which benefits have been utilised by your organisation. We will also communicate with you regularly through an e-bulletin.

  • How much does it cost?

    A membership fee shall be payable in April each year. In 2021/22 this will be a pro- rata fee. The amount will be reviewed annually by the Foundation. The membership fee is based on tiered membership, banded according to numbers of Registered Nurses and Midwives or students in each organisation. The membership benefits by level are shown in Table 1.

    • Level 1 – Single organisation £1,000 (up to 1,000 student/ registered nurses and midwives)
    • Level 2 – Single organisation £3,000 (1,000 – 3,000 student/ registered nurses & midwives)
    • Level 3 – Single organisation £5,000 (more than 3,000 student/ registered nurses and midwives)

     

    Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
    Annual Fee £1,000 £3,000 £5,000
    Students and Registered Nurses and Midwives
    FNF Communities Membership
    Scholarships – Registered Nurses and Midwives
    How to Write a Successful Leadership Scholarship Application Workshop (number of places) 4 10 20
    Leadership Scholarship Early Bird Notification
    Waiver of Scholarship Employer Contribution (£1,000)
    Leadership Programmes – Students and Registered Nurses and Midwives
    Nightingale Frontline (number of places) 6 12 18
    Leadership Programme Early Bird Notification
    Local Leadership Programme Co-branding    
    Personal Development – Students and Registered Nurses and Midwives
    Virtual Networking Events – all UK Countries
    Quarterly Educational Programme
    Media Engagement Events
    FNF Academy Advisory Group/Shared Decision-Making Council
    Special Events
    VIP tickets to Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service, Westminster Abbey (number of tickets) 2 6 10
    Nomination of student to be part of the annual Students Day and later in day be part of the Westminster Abbey student procession – Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service 12th May (from May 2023) capped at one for the first 30 members.
  • Can you join as an individual?

    Individual membership is available to nurses or midwives who are retired, working as an independent consultant/advisor or working as the only registrant in their organisation. The annual cost is £50 and individual members will receive:

    • Bimonthly newsletter
    • Access to the full virtual workshop programme
    • Access to the FNF Alumni and Membership community
    • Priority booking for the annual Westminster commemoration service
  • I would like to become a member, what do I do next?

    If you are interested in becoming a member please complete the expression of interest form on the link below. Our Membership Manager will then get in touch to arrange a meeting with you to answer any questions you may have.

  • Is there Global membership of the FNF Academy?

    It is proposed international membership will be possible, but this needs additional research and shall be presented to the membership at a later stage. However the Health Boards in the Health Service Executive in Ireland are invited to join as the first international members.

"Membership of the FNF Academy is a fantastic opportunity to be grasped by the profession. Through development, networking and collaboration, it offers a unique platform for nurses and midwives to elevate their voice and have influence within and beyond their own organisations."

Dr Gemma Stacey

Director of Academy, FNF

"Membership of our FNF Academy is open to all Chief Nurses/Directors of Nursing/ Executive Nurse Directors in all health and care organisations in the UK. I am delighted that we have extended membership to HEIs which provide nursing and midwifery education. Benefits are available to not only the most senior nurse but to all nurses, midwives and students in your organisation. This is an exciting moment for the Foundation. In Florence’s bicentenary, we are continuing her legacy today."

Professor Greta Westwood

CEO, FNF

“We are excited to be a part of the Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy unifying the voice of nursing. This is a great opportunity to influence the profession of nursing, move nursing agendas forward and develop strong and confident leaders for the future.”

Deborah Small, RN DNP NE-BC

FNF Academy Member & Chief Nursing Officer Cleveland Clinic London