Leadership Programme for Learning Disability Nurses overview
Health Education England has joined forces with the Florence Nightingale Foundation to offer this career development opportunity to recognise the contribution of Learning Disability 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 across the UK.
This leadership programme is fully funded by Health Education England. It offers 40 Learning Disability Nurses bespoke leadership development to become Florence Nightingale Nurses and develop as future leaders of healthcare. we will accept applications from nurses working int he field of Learning Disability in the NHS or NHS commissioned services across England.
Benefits for you
An opportunity to benefit from a leadership programme and senior leadership support to develop as leaders, to improve patient and health outcomes for 40 Learning Disability Nurses.
All module costs are funded for participants including catering for all programme events, overnight accommodation for the residential programme, course fees for RADA and entry to Westminster Abbey service.
Clear identification of personal leadership style
Greater self-presence and personal impact as well as understanding the impact of self on others
Increase confidence and ability to speak up and be hear plus confidence in speaking with and to authority
Clear career progression opportunities
Understand and lead change
Improved personal resilience, influence and capabilities to deal with the challenges and demands of a mid-career leadership role
Improved personal impact to help drive progress to build and lead practice that is inclusive, patient-centred and delivers compassionate care
Personal approach to leadership
Critically aware of personal approach to leadership - biases, blind spots, attitude to diversity - and how to continue to develop own leadership after the programme
Workplace continuous improvement
Confidence to tackle real workplace issues, reflecting what is needed in the clinical setting to promote safe, high-performing and a practice area that is continuously improving
Improved skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to succeed and operate successfully in clinical settings
Positive change in practice setting
Demonstrate a positive change made within the practice setting to provide better services/ increase patient outcomes and experiences/ improve staff engagement and morale - introduction to quality improvement
Benefits for employer
Retention of Learning Disability Nurses - FNF nurses remain in healthcare
Positive and empowering impact on team working and staff engagement
Improvement in patient and health outcomes
Enhanced reputation of employing organisation
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The modules will be held in central London.
Welcome Day - 8th March 2019
Residential - 12th & 13th March 2019
RADA - 19th, 20th, 21st or 22nd March 2019 (1 day only)
Final Day - 29th March 2019
Westminster Abbey - 15th May 2019
Celebration Day - To Be Confirmed
What does the programme involve?
- 1-day welcome day – a briefing day to establish individual cohort learning communities and introduction to self and impact of self on others through Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment and exercises.
- 2-day residential to build a learning community and a robust network of peer support throughout the programme and beyond.
Facilitated discussion on current leadership challenges and opportunities and other contemporary topics
Introduction to self as a systems leader.
- 1-day “Presence & Impact” Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) Programme
- 1-day final day to identify next steps in the leadership journey
- Florence Nightingale Commemoration Service, Westminster Abbey, London, May 15th 2019 – 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 healthcare
- 1 day – award ceremony to celebrate the success of the FNF Nurses at end of the programme.
Band 5 – 6 Learning Disability nurses working in the NHS or NHS commissioned services. It is relevant for those considering their future career pathway and leadership development journey.
Applications are open from 8th January 2019 and closes on 1st February 2019 via a simple online application form below. We expect applicants to reflect the diversity and represent the breadth of organisations in England.
Apply completing Application form, Nomination Form plus upload of NMC details and recent photo by 1st February
Interviews to be held on 18th February
Notification of Results - 22nd February
Information for applying online:
You will be expected to demonstrate:
- how you will use the programme to work with others, learn from, and share experiences
- how the programme will support your personal development plan (PDP)
- how you will use the experience to improve patient and health outcomes
- your aspirations to develop as a leader
- support from your line manager to enable you to attend all learning sessions/opportunities as part of this programme