The Queen’s Nurse Development Programme has been running since 2017 and we have worked hard to capture the impact of the programme.
Community Nurses as Change-makers
An Impact Report funded by The Health Foundation
This report commissioned by The Health Foundation sets out the impact of the transformational Queen’s Nurse Development Programme. The report describes the journey of the programme for community nurses and midwives and the difference they make in their communities as a result.
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As well as the report we have brought together a short film ‘Scotland’s Queen’s Nurses: Compassionate Disruptors’ which brings the report to life in the voices of three Scottish Queen’s Nurses. You can watch the ten-minute film in full below:
International Journal of Practice Development
There is a paper in the International Journal of Practice Development co-authored by the 2019 cohort of Queen’s Nurses.
Robert Gordon University Evaluation
A team from Robert Gordon University undertook a robust evaluation of the programme published in 2021. Drawing on the experience of the 2017 and 2018 cohorts, the research team found evidence of participants feeling stagnated and burned out at work prior to embarking on the programme. Practical challenges, stress and fatigue were also reported as commonplace.
- View the evaluation summary here
- View the infographic summary here
- Read the full report here
- Journal of Advanced Nursing Volume 79: Empirical Research Feature
Catriona Kennedy, QNIS Professor of Community Nursing at Robert Gordon University and lead researcher, said:
Globally, healthcare is facing complex challenges. For us at RGU, conducting this research was crucial to understanding the scope of the impact that programmes such as the QNDP can have on nurses working with our communities.
As we work collaboratively towards ensuring post-pandemic recovery, our findings support the QNDP as an approach to equip health professionals with leadership and resilience skills.