In partnership with Burdett Trust, the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) are thrilled to be a small piece of the puzzle in tackling the historical injustices Internationally Educated Nurses and Midwives (IENMs) face when transitioning to work in the UK by providing a bespoke leadership development programme for IENMs. To understand the programme and its purpose further, please read this first introductory blog.
With the first cohort of our bespoke Leadership Development Programme for IENMs soon starting their programme in Autumn 2022, we are pleased to launch our national survey which we need your help with to ensure the voice of IENMs is heard.
To bring you up to speed on our progress to date, the first phase in the research and evaluation portion of this programme was to conduct a national mapping exercise to identify the current leadership development needs of IENMs as a cohort transitioning to practice in the UK. This included the hiring of a Research and Policy Assistant to lead on this work, a review of literature surrounding IENMs experiences, and a social media presence using #StayAndThrive via a TweetChat with our friends at WeCommunities, exploring IENMs experience and leadership development needs. All of which will inform the content, structure, and delivery method of the online programme.
Now, how can you help us? We have just launched a national survey which asks IENMs about their career experience, leadership development experience, and leadership development needs with a focus on online learning preferences. The survey should take no longer than twenty minutes to complete. Participants are asked to both complete the survey and share it amongst their networks to contribute to the development of this programme. The survey closes on Sunday 21st of August.
If you would like to learn more, or get involved further with this project, please keep an eye on our social media channels. Don’t forget to follow us @FNightingaleF on Twitter! Alternatively, you can email Research and Policy Assistant Stacey Chambers at [email protected]