Adult Nursing student accepted for prestigious Council of Deans of Health's #150Leaders Programme
The Council of Deans of Health’s Student Leadership Programme (part-funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing) and widely known as #150Leaders, aims to promote and develop leadership skills among students of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals. Each year sees the opportunity for 50 student applicants to be selected across the UK to take part in this extraordinary opportunity. The course, which runs from September-April, includes a two-day residential course (subject to Government guidelines) filled with seminars, workshops and lectures. Additionally, participants are enrolled on a coaching scheme, allowing the fantastic opportunity to be coached by leaders in the field who will share their own journey through leadership, as well as nurturing each student to develop their own leadership style. There is a strong online community where students can network and interact with each other and the wider community of health professionals and leaders, in addition to promoting the programme to fellow students. Participants are encouraged to take the lead on a project during the course, allowing them to put their leadership skills into practice.
Further to receiving positive feedback from her clinical placement area this year, Health Sciences lecturers encouraged Adult Nursing student Chloe Scott to apply for the programme. Chloe had followed the journey of #150Leaders alumni on Twitter; seeing the opportunities they were given, and she enthusiastically submitted her application. Chloe recalls receiving the offer email “like a dream come true – I couldn’t stop smiling”.
Discussing the opportunity Chloe said “I am thrilled to have been offered a place on the #150Leaders Student Leadership Programme. Within the nursing profession, we are all leaders and are our patient’s biggest advocates. It is important to me, that the leadership skills I acquire now, will allow me to support my colleagues in the ever-changing environment of the health service, in addition to empowering patients to take the lead in their own health journey. I am excited to start this new challenge and will look forward to sharing my progress along the way, in the hope it inspires others to apply for future programmes”.
Adult Nursing lecturer Naomi Jenkins stated ‘’Having met with health issues during her training, Chloe has demonstrated considerable resilience. She has had outstanding feedback from two placements this year after demonstrating her leadership skills and patient-centred care; these are qualities that our School of Medical and Health Sciences endorse. Quality improvement and leadership are essential within healthcare, and I am confident that Chloe will continue to deliver these requirements both as a student and later as a qualified adult nurse. As Chloe’s personal tutor I am delighted to support her with her new role on the #150Leaders Leadership Programme.’’
Bangor University runs four different pathways into Nursing (Adult, Child, Learning Disability and Mental Health) which can be NHS funded for home fee status students. Find out more about Nursing at Bangor University on this webpage.
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Publication date: 21 July 2021