In 2003, the QNIS introduced both Fellowships and Honorary Fellowships.
The Fellowship Award Programme (formerly Fellowship by Assessment) was an accredited programme whereby candidates collected a portfolio of evidence of their nursing practice. The Programme aimed to recognise, encourage and promote the leadership role of nurses to provide 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 our existing Fellows, and exploring their ongoing role with the Institute.
A list of all our Fellows who completed the programme can be found here.
The first QNIS Honorary Fellowships were awarded in November 2003. These awards are presented to individuals who have provided an outstanding contribution to Community Nursing, Education and Research or towards the Welfare of Queen’s Nurses. They continue to be awarded.
A list of our Honorary Fellows can be found here.