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Scholarships worth up to £15,000 aimed at developing BME nurse leaders

England's chief nursing officer Jane Cummings and the Florence Nightingale Foundation launch scholarships for nurses and midwives from black and minority ethnic backgrounds

England’s chief nursing officer Jane Cummings and the Florence Nightingale Foundation are offering scholarships worth up to £15,000 to black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses and midwives.

The scholarships will enable recipients to work on a patient care improvement project, develop their leadership skills and help define long-term career objectives.

It is hoped the scholarships will increase the number of BME nurses in senior posts.

Foundation chief executive Elizabeth Robb said: 'This is a wonderful opportunity to develop BME nurses and midwives to help maximise their potential and fantastic contribution to health care.'

Ms Cummings said: 'A substantial number of our nurses and midwives come from a BME background and the role they play in shaping and supporting the NHS and nursing and midwifery will be enhanced by taking part in the scheme.'

Applications are now open and will close on September 23.

 

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