2020 Queen's Nurse programme

Since the Queen’s Nurse title was reintroduced to Scotland in 2017, there have been 61 community nurses from across the country who have taken part in the nine-month development programme.

Candidates are nominated by their employers to apply and during the programme each community nurse must develop an issue which will have a significant impact on those they care for – meaning the learning during the nine months is applied in practice.

QNIS is committed to supporting the development of care home nursing, and over the last three years, there have been four care home nurses take part.

The 2020 programme has connected with the Nursing Now Nightingale Challenge which is seeking to develop the next generation of influential nurse leaders, so the commitment is to offer development opportunities to those who are under 35.

QNIS is encouraging managers to look at the Queen’s Nurse excellence profile and consider putting forward an outstanding nurse to apply.

The funded programme requires employers to release staff for ten days over nine months to attend workshops and to support them in a development project where they co-produce a piece of work around a priority issue with residents, families and other staff

Information inviting applications for the 2020 Queen’s Nurse programme is now on the QNIS website.

Read more about Queen’s Nurse Lesley.