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Award for innovative mens' health nurses

The Forum is right behind a pioneering new Award from the Queen's Nursing Institute designed to reward innovation and excellence in men's health.

This award is open to nurses working on their own or in a team, in the community or an acute outreach setting, on a particular project relating to the health and well-being of men and/or boys. The award itself consists of two elements: up to £6,000 to fund a project and attendance at the QNI Professional Development programme.

Application Form and Guidelines can be downloaded below. The closing date is 27th August 2004.

The Professional Development Programme offers 5 one day workshops at the Institute designed to develop specific skills in key areas which are seen as crucial in enabling nurses to contribute to the present rapidly changing health care system. These include networking, marketing, working with the media, writing for publication, influencing change, self managed development and project evaluation skills amongst others. The programme compliments the ethos of 'lifelong learning' and contributes to the Post Registration Education and Practice (PREP) 'continuing professional development' standard.

Applications must show the project is of benefit to men's health, how it  might develop further and how it is to be evaluated, taking into account the views of the user group

Applicants must also demonstrate a good, up to date knowledge of men's health issues; a person centred approach which is clearly evident in their day to day care practice; an ability to enthuse and stimulate others to work in a more person centred way; and show how they would benefit from the development offered

The Queen's Nursing Institute was established in 1887 and exists to promote the highest standard of nursing in the community in order to encourage the best possible health care and public health.

Email any queries to Anne Pearson in QNI Practice Development.

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