The Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Chief Nursing Officer for England are offering Leadership scholarships for 2017 - 18 to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) nurses and midwives working in the NHS in England
Scholarships now open
Recipients of the Chief Nursing Officer for England Leadership Scholarship will undertake a bespoke programme. The scholarships have three broad aims:
to develop and enhance the individual’s leadership skills;
- to help define long term career objectives and maximise professional impact; and
- develop and implement an individual patient care improvement project.
Applications are encouraged from all levels of nursing and midwifery from Ward Sisters to Directors of Nursing / Midwifery.
Your organisation is expected to support your application and confirm that you are capable of being fast-tracked to more senior leadership positions.
Applications for 2017-18 Scholarships will close at midday on Monday 12th February 2018 and interviews will be held during the first week in March 2018.
How to apply
Please download an application form from the link at the bottom of the page and then send your application by Monday 12th February 2018 with all parts completed and with the required references and letter of support in Word format by email to The Foundation: email@example.com
- Please answer each question clearly and completely. This information will be used by the Foundation to assess your suitability for a scholarship.
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- You must submit your letter of support with your application giving agreement to your study leave and the commitment of the required 10% employer contribution of up to £1,500.
- The scholarship must be completed within the timescale of the award. This includes submitting a final report to The Foundation.
Criteria for selection
These scholarships are available to Nurses and Midwives from a Black and Minority Ethnic background who have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and work in the NHS in England.
Applicants need to have:
- Evidence of personal involvement in initiatives to improve the quality of patient care.
- Evidence of a recent personal development plan, including identification of leadership development needs and the ability to meet the core and bespoke requirements of the scholarship.
- A supporting letter from your Chairman or Chief Executive (or equivalent) who will agree your study leave and the commitment to provide 10% of any award made to you.
The Foundation’s expectations of the scholar are:
- Write an interim progress report.
- Publish the scholarship work in a professional journal.
- Present the scholarship work at conferences (regional, national or international), seminars etc.
- Become an Alumni member of The Florence Nightingale Foundation.
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