Attracting and retaining nurses through a clinical fellowship programme

Marsh, Zoe and Walford, Leanne and Baker, Rephna Rosemary and Cannaby, Ann Marie and Singh, Baldev M. (2019) Attracting and retaining nurses through a clinical fellowship programme. British Journal of Nursing, 28 (18). pp. 1207-1209. ISSN 0966-0461

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Shortages in nursing are the single biggest and most urgent workforce issue that the NHS needs to address. This article sets out the early success of the Nurse Clinical Fellowship Programme established by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. The unique programme aims to attract and retain nurses by offering a staff nurse post with supported access to academia, fully funded by the NHS Trust. To date, the Trust has attracted 90 nurses (both UK and international registered nurses) to the programme. The programme is also offered internally and the Trust has a cohort of 10 internal nursing staff enrolled onto the programme completing either their BSc (top-up) or Masters, with a second cohort of 60 internal nurses due to start in September 2019. To support international registered nurses with demonstrating their competence to meet Nursing and Midwifery Council requirements the Trust has also established an objective structured clinical examination preparation course designed to embrace and enhance the existing knowledge and skills, while guiding staff in transferring these in line with UK and Trust policies and practices.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
1 August 2019Accepted
9 October 2019Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nursing shortages, Workforce issues, Retention, Staff training and development, Education
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Ann-Marie Cannaby
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2019 13:07
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 11:25

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