UWE nursing and midwifery expert receives Florence Nightingale leadership award

Issue date: 11 January 2016

Sarah Green, Head of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation/Council of Deans of Health Leadership Scholarship for Aspiring Deans.

The Florence Nightingale Foundation awards travel, research and leadership scholarships to advance the study of nursing and to promote excellence in practice. The Florence Nightingale Foundation/Council of Deans of Health Leadership Scholarships are highly competitive awards. They are aimed at senior educators who aspire to take on a role as a Dean of a university faculty with nursing, midwifery or AHP programmes. Scholars undertake a bespoke leadership development programme which brings together both the health and higher education aspects of a Dean's role.

Sarah will join the cohort of Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership scholars and have the opportunity to build a network with senior leaders across a range of healthcare settings. The scholarships help to further develop and enhance the individual's leadership skills across a health and higher education setting. The award enables the recipient to define long term career objectives and maximise professional impact as well as offering the chance to work on an individual improvement project within their institution.

Sarah said, “I am delighted at being successfully awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation/Council of Deans Leadership scholarship. These are awarded to individuals aspiring to be health deans of the future with the potential to lead and influence the future of healthcare education. The scholarship will enable my role to be part of a national network aimed at leading and championing health education and it includes undertaking a significant project. This will help me with my career ambitions but perhaps more importantly enable me to continue to raise the profile of nurse and midwifery education here at UWE Bristol.”

Professor Steven Neill, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of Health and Applied Sciences at UWE Bristol, said, “We are absolutely thrilled that Sarah has been awarded this prestigious scholarship. It recognises her outstanding leadership of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery here at the University and the shared commitment of UWE, The Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Council of Deans of Health to develop world class leadership.”

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