The Student Leadership Programme offers innovative ways for developing leadership in future healthcare professionals. Targeted at 150 students of nursing, midwifery and allied health professional courses across the UK, the programme offers exposure to leadership training, networking and mentoring.
60 students are participating in the programme in 2017 and a further 90 students will be recruited for 2018. Brought together they form our #150Leaders. The programme in 2017 started with a welcome event in Birmingham followed by online networking through social media and an online community of practice. A personalised mentorship scheme over a period of three months was co-created with the students and the programme concludes with a final networking event in London at the end of November.
Coming to the end of the Student Leadership Programme (SLP), it is time for me to reflect on my experience over the past few months. What an amazing journey it has been! In September, I was allocated my mentor, and after all the anticipation and excitement about who it could be, I was not disappointed. […]
The song ‘Life is a Rollercoaster’ could not have been more appropriate to describe how my first year as a Nursing Associate and getting onto this Leadership course has been. The Nursing Associate course had so much interest that I could not believe that not only me but also my partner had managed to get […]
The Council of Deans of Health, with support from the Burdett Trust for Nursing, launched a Student Leadership Programme recently to build the capacity of nursing, midwifery and allied health students in leadership. This innovative initiative is developing students’ knowledge, skills and networks to enhance their leadership potential both as students and as professional practitioners, […]