Nursing directors of the future’ graduate at Stormont

07 November 2019

The first cohort of nurses to complete a course designed for potential nursing directors of the future has graduated.

The 16 students achieved postgraduate certificates in leadership in healthcare, following the inauguration of the Aspiring Nurse Directors programme.

They were received by Department of Health permanent secretary Richard Pengelly and chief nursing officer Charlotte McArdle at Stormont.

Richard said: ‘Aspiring nurse directors are our potential future leaders in nursing. We need more collective leaders from clinical backgrounds to deliver the changes that are required, while valuing the contribution of all staff and in particular the people who use our services.’

The programme intends senior nurses to develop their understanding of the executive nurse role, and broaden their skill set and knowledge.

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