Learning Disability Nursing Fellowship

The Foundation of Nursing Studies (FONS) has advised us that there are still places available for their Learning Disability Nursing Fellowship starting in September 2021. It’s for early career learning disability nurses (currently available in England only).


They describe it as an exciting new development opportunity for aspiring leaders and early career frontline registered learning disability nurses:

  • structured around the FoNS Creating Caring Cultures model;
  • open to RNLDs who are between 1-3 years post qualification at the start of the programme (working in any health or care setting - England only);
  • includes virtual workshops, follow up facilitated active learning sessions, mentorship within the organisation, mentorship at a regional/national level (career planning) and a small bursary.

FoNS will support participants to begin their leadership journey by creating opportunities and space for reflection, discovery and learning. The programme (funded by The Burdett Trust for Nursing and NHSE/I) will equip participants with the skills and confidence to develop into the facilitative leaders of the future. It includes mentorship and coaching support at a local and regional/national level as well as personal development planning and will enable participants to realise their leadership aspirations and develop leadership capacity within organisations.