Leadership, research and travel scholarships for nurses and midwives

We support the best nurses and midwives in the UK to lead change, discover new practices and make a difference in their chosen field.

Application deadline

Applications open in late summer 2018. Interviews are held in September and October and all successful scholars commence in March 2019.

Realise your potential with the Florence Nightingale Foundation

We offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop your nursing or midwifery career whilst improving clinical and health outcomes. Benefits include:

 

Career development

A significant number of scholars are promoted into more senior roles within 2 years of the scholarship. In a recent survey, 95% of scholars identified that their scholarship had a positive impact on their career.

Impact policy and practice

Scholars report the positive impact they have on leading teams and improving patient care and health outcomes. In a recent survey, 82.5% of leaderships scholars identified that they made an impact to health and social care policy and practice.

Personal development catered to you

Our scholarship programmes focus on facilitated learning. An in-depth personal development plan will be followed throughout the programme with planned experiential learning and individual assessments throughout.

Support from the Foundation

The Foundation are on-hand to support you throughout the scholarship process. You will also have an experienced mentor and have access to your fellow scholars for support.

Network with like-minded nurses and midwives

Scholars are now part of a growing Alumni network (over 600) providing on-going support and in some cases, friends for life.

Passionate about nursing and midwifery

Scholars choose to remain in their profession as a direct result of the scholarship and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and evidence-based apprand go on to inspire others to apply for future scholarships.

New knowledge through evidence-based approaches

Like Florence, scholars will work on evidence-based approaches and use and share their new knowledge to impact patients and lead changes in policy and practice.

Be part of a 'life-changing' experience

Scholars report the “life changing” scholarship experience and its professional and personal impact.  Scholars are encouraged to explore and discover personal leadership styles and develop essential tools on how to ignite change. Scholars report feeling more confident to speak out and influence improvements in patient care and health outcomes.

9/10

of scholars rated the overall scholarship experience as excellent.

95%

of scholars identified that their scholarship had a positive impact on their career.

80+

scholarships awarded by the Foundation every year.

9/10

of scholars rated the overall scholarship experience as excellent.

95%

of scholars identified that their scholarship had a positive impact on their career.

80+

scholarships awarded by the Foundation every year.

Our programme provider partners

Our programmes are designed with, and delivered by, our partners within and outside of health and social care.

Benefits for employer

  • Improvement in patient and health outcomes
  • Retention of staff – scholars stay in healthcare.
  • Positive impact on the team and beneficial for staff engagement
  • Enabler of succession planning
  • Recognition of employers commitment to leadership development and succession planning.
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Benefits for sponsors

  • Contribute to improving clinical and health outcomes and impact patient care
  • Social responsibility to secure the nursing and midwifery leaders of the future
  • Raise the profile of nursing and midwifery
  • Securing Florence Nightingale’s legacy.
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