Research conducted by Robert Gordon University (RGU) evaluated the experiences of the first community nurses to complete the Queen’s Nurse Development Programme (QNDP) and has found participants experienced a transformative journey with notable self-development and growth. Researchers from RGU’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice are the first to conduct a comprehensive, independent, and theoretically informed evaluation of the programme which is likely to be transferable to other health and social care professionals and beyond the Scottish context. The purpose of the programme is to unleash the potential of community nurses and midwives to become catalysts for change in their communities. It is believed the programme has the potential to enable nurses as leaders as they address contemporary challenges exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, such as long-term condition management, rising inequalities and healthcare workforce shortages.

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Kennedy, C., MacIver, E., Teodorowski, P., Adams, N. & Grant, A. 2021, 'An independent evaluation of the Queen's Nurse Development Programme (QNDP). [Infographic summary]', Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland. https://www.qnis.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/QNDP_Infographic_FINAL_NA_SA_2.pdf

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