Scholarship can help ideas flourish

A Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarship could boost care and careers

A Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarship could boost care and careers.

Abstract

Scholarships from the Florence Nightingale Foundation are providing nurses with the financial means to put innovative ideas into practice. Nurses from all four countries of the UK can apply for leadership, travel and research scholarships to support their career development and help improve patient care.

Lack of funds can sometimes scupper bright ideas that could bring benefits to nursing practice, but Florence Nightingale Foundation scholarships are helping nurses overcome this obstacle.

‘In cash-constrained times, it’s unusual for there to be money available to help nurses and midwives develop their careers,’ says Florence Nightingale Foundation chief executive Elizabeth Robb.

Applications opened on March 1 for nurses and midwives from all four countries of the UK for three different kinds of awards, all of which have their own benefits.

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This article was first published in print in Nursing Standard: volume 30, issue 28

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