Army Nurse Leadership Programme

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The Florence Nightingale Foundation is pleased to partner with the Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) Association to provide a leadership development opportunity for registered SNCO Nurses and Nursing Officers from OR6-OF3. The aim of the programme is to enhance patient care by investing in nurses to pioneer changes and improvements in patient health through clinical leadership, professional learning networks, opportunities, personal presence and impact development as well as developing a Quality Improvement Project.

This bespoke programme is intended to enhance the ability of QARANC Nurses to successfully influence within their role and transfer their learning to contexts which require them to exercise their authority. The programme will enable participants to explore, define and develop their unique approach to leadership.

Programme Breakdown

Module 1: Personality preferences and performance in Teams – Develop the cohort learning community and gain an introduction to the impact of self on others through Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment and exercises.

Module 2: Introduction to Improvement – Introduction to quality improvement to support you in developing an improvement project which will need to be completed as an outcome of this programme.

Module 3: Developing Presence and Impact – Working with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to develop your confidence and communication skills as a leader.

Module 4: Building your Authority (2 day) – Improved personal awareness, influence and capabilities to deal with the challenges and demands of an early career leadership role. Develop your own personal approach to leadership by exploring values, biases, blind spots, and attitude to diversity. Confidence to tackle real workplace issues, reflecting what is needed in the clinical setting to promote safe, high-performing, and continuous improvement.

Celebration Ceremony to celebrate the success of the Florence Nightingale Foundation healthcare participants at end of the programme.

Key Dates

  • Applications open –  5 Jan 2022
  • Applications close – 15 Feb 2022 @1200hrs
  • Applicants notified – No later than the 24 Feb 2022

Programme Dates

  • Personality preferences and performance in Teams – 5 Apr 2022(Online)
  • Quality Improvement – 7 Apr 2022 (Online)
  • Developing Presence and Impact: 4 May 2022 (Face to Face – London)
  • Building your Authority: 7 and 8 Jun 2022 (Face to Face – London)
  • Quality Improvement Project Submission: 20 Sep 2022 @1200hrs
  • Celebration Event: 27 Oct 2022 (Face to Face – venue TBC)

Benefits for You

  • Clearer identification of your personal leadership style
  • Greater self-presence and personal impact
  • Deeper understanding of the impact of yourself on others
  • Improved confidence in speaking up
  • Renewed self-reliance to tackle real workplace issues
  • Greater awareness of personal approach to leadership – biases, blind spots, attitude to diversity
  • Professional development
  • Ability to lead with greater presence

Benefits for Employer

  • Retention of staff – Florence Nightingale Foundation nurses and midwives remain in healthcare enabling staff retention
  • Positive and empowering impact on team working and staff engagement
  • Succession planning with increased numbers of leaders in the pipeline
  • Enhanced reputation of employing organisation

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals must be able to attend all dates of the programme.
  • Must be a QARANC registered nurse.
  • Must be in the rank range OR6-OF3.
  • Must complete the senior sponsor nominator form and be uploaded and submitted at the same time as the application.

Application Process

Download Senior Sponsor form

Please download the nominator form which is to be filled in by a senior person from your organisation that is supporting your application.

Online Application Form


Applicants are required to complete the application fully and upload:

  • A copy of your NMC statement of entry (found on your NMC online account).
  • An electronic photo of yourself (head and shoulders in high resolution).
  • A digitally completed nominator form from a senior sponsor who will agree to fully supporting you on the programme.
  • Must agree to the terms and conditions on the application form.

Please note before application:

  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applications without digitally complete Senior Sponsor nominator form supporting application must be uploaded at the time of application or will not be accepted.