The International Practice Development Journal have published an article by our Chief Executive and Nurse Director, Clare Cable, examining the Excellence Profile that underpinned the Queen’s Nurse Programme.
The article can be read in full, with no paywall or subscription, on the Foundation of Nursing Studies website via http://bit.ly/QNarticle, but the Abstract can be viewed below
Background: In 2015 the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, a charitable organisation with a 130-year history, took the decision to reintroduce the Queen’s Nurse title to Scotland. We co-created an ‘Excellence Profile’ to set out what a new Queen’s Nurse might look like, and in 2016 I applied for a Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholarship to support my role in enabling this new programme.
Aims: This article aims to describe and critically reflect on the journey of Scotland’s Queen’s Nurse programme from inspiration to realisation, and my parallel journey of developing as a leader and expert facilitator.
Conclusions: The Excellence Profile truly resonates with practitioners and has enabled transformational personal and professional development journeys over the course of the first nine-month Queen’s Nurse programme. It has also provided a useful framework for my own learning and development in seeking to become the best I can be.
Implications for practice:
The Queen’s Nurse Excellence Profile has a strong resonance with expert community nursing practitioners as a framework for personal and professional development