Fellowships and Honorary Fellowships were first introduced by QNIS in 2003. Since then, they have undergone several changes, which can be expanded upon within each section below.
The award of the QNIS Fellowship aims to create a community of support for the Institute that could provide expert advice, on practice, education, research, policy and integrated care design. Fellows will help us to extend the reach of the QNIS’ work, as well as, we hope, enjoying and benefiting themselves from their connection with us.
QNIS Fellows will be known nurse leaders within their sphere of expertise. They will usually have a connection with the Institute, and are community nurses with a high profile and the respect of their peers, who are willing to advocate on behalf of the Institute.
Individuals awarded QNIS Fellowships are entitled to use the title Fellow of QNIS and the initials FQNIS.
In its current format, the Fellowship was reintroduced in 2017.
A list of all our Fellows can be found here.
Between 2003 and 2016, QNIS ran a Fellowship Award Programme (formerly Fellowship by Assessment). This was an accredited programme whereby candidates brought together a portfolio of evidence of their nursing practice. The Programme recognised, encouraged and promoted clinical leadership in providing quality patient care within a community setting.
In 2016, the difficult decision to discontinue the programme was made. Sadly, it was not getting the interest from potential candidates it had enjoyed over the first few years. We wish to celebrate the successes and the significant personal achievements during the programme and we are committed to valuing those who completed the FAP, and maintaining their ongoing role with the Institute.
A list of all our Fellows who completed the programme can be found here.
This award was introduced in 2017 for those who are not registered nurses, yet fit the criteria above i.e. those who have demonstrated support to community nursing who have made a significant contribution to health and social care integration, or addressing Health Inequalities, and who would help us to extend the reach of our work, as well as, enjoying and benefiting themselves from their connection with us.
Individuals awarded such Fellowships are entitled to use the title QNIS Associate Fellow.
A list of our Associate Fellows can be found here.
The first QNIS Honorary Fellowships were awarded in November 2003 and they continued to be awarded until 2015 to recognise those who have given generously of their time and energy to support the work of QNIS. In 2017 the QNIS Honorary Fellowship was redeveloped and is now awarded to a community nurse or other professional who has made a truly outstanding contribution to community nursing and / or QNIS.
A list of our Honorary Fellows can be found here.