A travel scholarship with the Florence Nightingale Foundation provides scholars with the opportunity to study best practice elsewhere in the UK and/or overseas.
My scholarship enabled me to become the lead nurse for our service and it set the wheels in motion for a change in practice and policy to enhance patient care. It also helped create international networks for sharing good practice and research and I was able to gain a highly competitive clinical academic fellowship.
The Florence Nightingale Foundation provides funding to scholars who travel to study new models of care, patient safety and quality improvement. Scholars will bring back evidence to improve patient care and health outcomes. The maximum funding each travel scholar can request is up to £3,000.
Available travel scholarships include:
James Tudor Foundation Travel Scholarship
This scholarship is available to nurses and midwives to study an aspect of nursing and midwifery practice and /or education in the UK or overseas.
Benefits for you
Impact on policy and practice
Scholars report the positive impact they have on leading teams and improving patient care and health outcomes.
Support from the Foundation
The Foundation are on-hand to support you throughout the scholarship process.
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.
New knowledge through evidence-based approaches
Like Florence, scholars will generate new knowledge to impact patients and lead changes in policy and practice.
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
Recognition of employers commitment to professional development and succession planning
The scholarship is a 12 month programme and will include:
A Welcome day
Funding for national and/or international travel
A high profile award ceremony at end of scholarship year
Applications are now closed.
The programme is for nurses and midwives in the UK (registered with NMC) who are looking to develop their career through travelling and studying new models of care, patient safety and improvement projects.