Are you a change maker, making a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing?
Do you know someone who is? Are you passionate about social justice, looking to amplify the nursing voice in addressing the social determinants of health?
The Queen’s Nurse title is awarded each year to 20 nursing and midwifery pioneers who complete a nine month ‘journey of discovery’.
Nominations for 2024 are now being invited from health boards and other employers.
The programme is open to any community-based nurse or midwife with a clinical case load. We invite nominations from each health board, those who employers feel would benefit most from the programme. For 2024, we are keen to open opportunities for those who are currently underrepresented, and some priority places will be given to applicants who are:
- from black and ethnic minority communities
- young nurse leaders
- men in community nursing
- from social care nursing
We are working to profile nursing’s role in social justice, so we would welcome applications from those working in areas of deprivation or in roles such as care home liaison, homeless outreach, addictions, working with children with complex needs, sexual health, and criminal justice nursing.
If you meet any of the above criteria, please have a conversation with your line manager about nomination. The closing date for receipt of nominations is 4th October 2023 at noon.
We are inviting nominations from NHS Boards, third and independent sector employers. Each candidate must be nominated by their Executive Nurse Director (or equivalent). If you have had discussions about being nominated, you may find the following guidance helpful in considering whether this is an opportunity which would interest you:Guidance for applicants Guidance for sponsors
- The closing date for receipt of nominations is 4th October 2023 at noon.
- Your application form and organisational support form should be returned by midday on 15th November to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you embark upon completing the application form, please ensure that you have been nominated by your employer and that they have informed QNIS by email so we can support you. The application form requires a great deal of thought. Please allow a few weeks to complete it and leave time to ask others to read it and give you feedback. It is designed to be an enjoyable process as you reflect on your personal and professional journey.
Please find below the application form to be completed by the candidate, and the organisational support form to be completed by the sponsoring line manager and signed off at executive level. These are available in Word and PDF versions.
Your application form and organisational support form should be returned by midday on Wednesday 15th November to: email@example.com
We recognise that this might feel a bit daunting, so a number of previous candidates have agreed to share their applications to help and inspire you, they can be found below:Care Home Nurse Health Visitor District Nurse Mental Health Nurse Midwife Respiratory Nurse
Whilst names have been removed, we have not been able to fully disguise the identities of those who wrote them. Please treat the information with sensitivity.
If you’d like to know more about the programme and the difference it has made, please get in touch and we will connect you with a Queen’s Nurse who has gone through the programme.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org