Technically Assisted Learning and Education Nursing and Midwife Teams (TALENT) Groups (part of the Nursing Now Challenge)
The Nursing Now campaign supports nurses globally to raise their status and profile. Managed by the University of Coventry, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the International Council of Nurses, over 30,000 nurses and midwives have been enrolled in leadership development training by over 800 employers worldwide.
The Nursing Now Challenge (NNC) part of this campaign focuses on leadership development for early career (EC) nurses. Based on the Facemums model of working, [link to Facemums – CSHR – KHP – Digital Health and EBP – Facemums], Health Education England’s Directorate of Global Engagement (DGE) developed and piloted a programme of online communities for leadership development for EC nurses in support of the NNC Challenge. The six pilot online communities were created for early career nurses with leadership potential in England, India and Uganda. Each community was moderated by an experienced nurse leader.
Following a positive evaluation of the pilot, where nurse participants reported increased levels of self and professional confidence, the programme will be scaled up and evaluated as the Technically Assisted Learning and Education Nursing and Midwife Teams (TALENT) groups project.
The TALENT Groups project
- Aims to develop virtual communities of leadership development within multiple countries for early career nurses. These will provide online spaces where globally focused future nurse leaders/ambassadors can collaborate.
- Will evaluate whether the model can be used to facilitate the development of nursing leadership skills on a global scale from the perspective of participants and their employers
In addition to the formal evaluation of the project, two research degrees will be attached; a PhD examining cultural and global issues relating to nursing leadership training and a Masters by Research exploring the experience of the experienced professionals who moderate the online groups.
Funder: Burdett Trust and Health Education England. The project will be delivered collaboratively with Directorate of Global Engagement, HEE, Tropical Health Education Trust Coventry University and the University of Salford.
Project Team: Professor Alison Brettle, Dr Lesley Choucri, Jude Jones, Rose McCarthy
Collaborators: Dr Rose McCarthy, David Keen (HEE), Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt (University of Coventry)