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Future Nursing Scholarship Open To All Nigerian Nurses And Midwives

INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF NURSES THROUGH CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Future Nursing Scholarship Open To All Nigerian Nurses And Midwives

About

The Future Nursing Leadership programme is a Nursing led scholarships, fellowships and professional development programme designed to enable Nigerian Nurses to study and develop themselves as future nurse leaders in Nigeria, whilst joining a global community of health professionals creating positive change in Nigeria.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria subscribes to the fact that Nursing is an inalienable right of citizens and as such professional Nurses have the responsibilities of assisting them to attain the optimal level of health. However, overwhelming majority of nurses are burnt out, underpaid, overworked, and under appreciated in Nigeria. A coordinated strategy must be put in place in order to achieve significant improvement in the Nursing Workforce as recommended by World Health Organization.

One of the major recommendations of WHO (2020) is to promote new nurse training and support programs with policy on affordable tuition fees/charges and provision of funding and scholarship opportunities from RN to PhD.

According to the ICN 2022, Sustain and Retain Report, the main source of new supply of nurses should be to invest in training more nurses domestically.

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The Future Nursing Leadership Program was therefore established in response to the global need to invest in supporting increased supply of “new nurses”, both to meet growing and changing demand created by the pandemic, and because of reduced supply (retention) of the current nursing workforce.

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Our programmes are therefore, designed to build confidence, authority and influence in our scholars, enabling them to contribute to policy and practice at a local and national level to improve patient care and health outcomes.

The program comprises of 4 Categories:

  1. Future Nursing Scholarship
  2. Future Nursing Clinical Fellowship
  3. Future Nursing Professional developments programs
  4. Future Nursing Innovation Awards


Scope of the FNLP

Following the launch of this programme, the pioneer cohort of the the FNS will be aimed at starting with sponsorship and retaining a minimum of 100 nurses within the Nigerian Nursing Workforce in the next 5 years

In partnership with schools and teaching hospitals in Nigeria, scholarship alumni will progress to join the Future Nursing Clinical Fellowship aimed at promoting job placements, providing professional support and retaining past scholarship awardees in the Nursing workforce following the academic program in the university or schools of nursing.

The Future Nursing Professional development program will be open to Nursing students and professionals, geared at providing a tailored mentorship pathway and continuous development program (CE unit certified) in partnership with national and global nursing leaders as well as organizations.

The Future Nursing Innovation Awards will highlight, recognize, and celebrate nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety outcomes. Awards will be presented to a nurse and a nurse-led team whose product, program, project, or practice best exemplify nurse-led innovation in patient safety and/or outcomes.

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The Future Nurse Scholarship

Our scholarships are open to Nigerian nurses and midwives who are seeking to advance their professional development in Nursing. Nurses and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMCN) are eligible to apply for our partially funded scholarships.

Award Price:

N100, 000 per student for each academic year

Duration- 3- 4 years (Renewable annually

Number of Awards Available – 1- 10 students per year

Scholarship Eligibility

Category 1 Applicants- Entry Level – New nurse applicants

  • Permanent residence of Nigeria
  • Must be 18 years and above
  • Must have Distinctions in minimum of three (3) O-level courses
  • Must be admitted into full time studying towards registration as a nurse but yet to resume academic program.
  • Not an employee nor former employee of the government
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format
  • Must show evidence of need (be unable to afford studying without this funding) in the application
  • Maintain equivalent academic standing following admission and throughout the program
  • To remain in the country of residence for minimum of 2 years post graduation or award expiration
  • Agree to work as a registered nurse in an approved healthcare facility in Nigeria with the support of the programme Board for a minimum of 2 years post graduation or award expiration.

Category 2 Applicants- School Level – Existing Nursing students

  • Students
  • Permanent residence of Nigeria
  • Completed Year 2 university or year 1 in school of nursing
  • To remain in the country of residence for minimum of 2 years post graduation or award expiration
  • Have a minimum of 2:1 or upper second class or equivalent of Credits for schools and colleges
  • Maintain equivalent academic standing throughout the program
  • Admitted in an accredited government (Public only) and NCE approved university or school/college of nursing
  • Must be in full time studying towards registration as a nurse and not working
  • Not an employee or former employee of the government
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format
  • Must show evidence of need (be unable to afford studying without this funding) in the application
  • Agree to work as a registered nurse in an approved healthcare facility in Nigeria with the support of the FNS Board for a minimum of 2 years post graduation or award expiration.

Category 3 Applicants- Working Level – Staff nurses enrolled in a postgraduate study

  • Permanent residence of Nigeria
  • Must be registered as a nurse in Nigeria and interested in further education studies Nursing related courses.
  • Have a minimum of 2:1 or upper second class or equivalent of Credits for schools and colleges
  • Currently work as a licensed nurse in any health affiliated facility with minimum of 2 years work experience
  • Admitted in an accredited government (public only) and approved university or school/college of nursing
  • Must be admitted into a full time or part-time nursing program (Diploma, BSC, or Masters level).
  • To remain in the country of residence for minimum of 2 years post graduation or award expiration
  • Have provided all supporting documentation in the required format
  • Must show evidence of need (be unable to afford studying without this funding) in the application
  • Agree to work as a registered nurse in an approved healthcare facility in Nigeria for a minimum of 2 years post graduation or award expiration.
  • Winners will be required to enter into a prize agreement governing the terms and conditions of acceptance of the Future Nursing Scholarship

Selection and Validation Process

APPLICATION CYCLE

  • Scholarship application will be an annual process with application starting December every year with submission of all applications scheduled for March of the following year.
  • Review of eligible applications will take between 6-8 weeks following the application deadline with the invitation of eligible applicants for a scheduled interview which will serve as the second phase of the selection process.
  • Interview of successful applicants and returning awardees will hold early weeks of June
  • Decision and mailing of awardees will be scheduled for July against the next academic year

COHORT 1- 2022/2023 Session

The first cohort of the Future Nursing Scholarship will be launching in May, 2022 as a pilot opportunity for successful Nigerian Nursing students to access funding for their studies.

Application Start date- May 16th

Closes- June 18th

Review of application – July 16th

Interview of selected candidates- July 27th

Award of Scholarships- August 18th

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