Inverness Nursing Student Selected for Prestigious Leadership Programme

An Inverness student has been selected to take part in a prestigious leadership development programme.

Emilie Quine (pictured) from Drakies has been chosen as a candidate for the Council of Deans of Health’s 2021 student leadership programme.

Emilie, who is in the first year of a BSc mental health nursing degree at the University of the Highlands and Islands, is one of only 50 nursing, midwifery and allied health profession students from across the UK to be awarded a place on the fully funded initiative this year.

The programme, which is supported by the Council of Deans of Health and the Burdett Trust for Nursing, aims to promote and develop leadership skills among the futurenursing, midwifery and allied health profession workforce. Participants will take part in individual learning, collaborative projects and a coaching scheme to enhance their confidence and skills.

Speaking about the programme, Emilie said:

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to build confidence and leadership skills within the leadership programme.

“I look forward to being able to bring these skills into my nursing career and be at the forefront of positive change within NHS, particularly mental health services.”

Marie Cameron, the university’s Head of Undergraduate Nursing, said:

“We were absolutely thrilled to hear that Emilie was chosen to take part in the leadership programme and we are confident that she will do well and represent the university and her region with great enthusiasm and professionalism.

“Leadership skills are vital in nursing.

“I am sure Emilie will bring back knowledge and skills that she can share with staff and her peers, and which will enhance her clinical practice and patient care.”