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"Fantastic course so different to the usual type of courses. A mix of The Apprentice and Dragons Den with so more added and an academic award.

Diverse, different, innovative and inspiring

I would recommend it to all nurses, HVs and others who want to make a positive difference"

- Maggie (Cohort 1)

Programme of Nurse First

The core of the development programme involves participants taking an idea from concept to making it real and fully-funded by the end of 12 months. We show participants how to get the resources that are needed, how to build alliances, how to communicate and work collaboratively with other community groups and how to overcome resistance and deal with skeptics.

We challenge existing ways of working and expose clinicians to some of the leading innovators inside the NHS, outside the NHS and outside the UK. Participants learn to use powerful tools for increasing their personal effectiveness as leaders and how to develop creative ideas, communicate those ideas and attract the support needed to make those ideas real.

Post-Graduate Diploma
The Nurse First programme has been accredited as a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation, the first of its kind in the UK and Europe. It is the first diploma which rewards participants for actually delivering a project, rather than writing essays. The programme assessment will be made on a personal reflection and a final presentation of the business plan and implementation for the challenge project.

To see the detail of the modules, please visit the modules page

If you would like to apply for the programme, please visit our application page