Leadership and Empowerment

The Florence Nightingale Foundation

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The Florence Nightingale Foundation was set up by the International Council of Nurses following Nightingale’s death in 1910 and is still active today. Their mission is to advance the study of nursing and midwifery practice and support leadership development, including the provision of scholarships. Ross Anderson, Deputy Charge Nurse and participant in their the Windrush Nurses and Midwives Leadership Programme, said:

“I feel the Foundation has played a key role in my development, as the support and guidance helped me to grasp new opportunities and experiences which improves the way I deliver care and influence change in my department.”

The Florence Nightingale Foundation also holds an annual Florence Nightingale memorial service at Westminster Abbey.

Florence Nightingale Foundation

Exhibits from ‘Florence The Leader’

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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!