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Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy widens membership to boost profile of nursing
Members at a Florence Nightingale Foundation event

Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy widens membership to boost profile of nursing

A new scheme has been launched to help senior nurses to network, share best practice and help influence policy decisions.

Membership of the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) Academy has been extended to the UKs chief nurses, directors of nursing and midwifery, and executive directors of nursing.

Senior nurses and midwives will be able to enjoy membership benefits such as virtual coaching, networking events and support in writing FNF applications.

Eamonn Sullivan

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust chief nurse Eamonn Sullivan said he has already

Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy widens membership to boost profile of nursing


Members at a Florence Nightingale Foundation event. Picture: Barney Newman

A new scheme has been launched to help senior nurses to network, share best practice and help influence policy decisions.

Membership of the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) Academy has been extended to the UK’s chief nurses, directors of nursing and midwifery, and executive directors of nursing. 

Senior nurses and midwives will be able to enjoy membership benefits such as virtual coaching, networking events and support in writing FNF applications.


Eamonn Sullivan

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust chief nurse Eamonn Sullivan said he has already become a member, having seen the positive impact that the support and training on previous FNF programmes has had on colleagues and himself.

‘I am a proud FNF scholar and the membership appealed to me because it offers the next level of support for senior nurses,' he said. 

Membership lasts for one year and fees vary depending on the number of nurses and midwives in an organisation.

Benefits of membership include mentoring and access to special events

By joining, members have access to:

  • Mentoring from FNF alumni
  • Being part of the advisory group
  • All FNF special events

The new membership opportunity is an extension of the FNF Academy, launched in January 2020, which was set up to develop leaders at all levels of nursing and midwifery.

A platform to nurture talent of the future

FNF chief executive officer Greta Westwood said she is thrilled about the membership scheme being widened to include senior nurses.

Professor Westwood said: ‘The membership benefits will support the journey of chief nurses and directors of midwifery, and will also nurture talent that exists within their organisations, allowing nurses and midwives to follow in Florence Nightingale’s footsteps.’


Further information

Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy membership


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