Melting the Snowy White Peaks: A student inclusive leadership programme

A mixed-methods feasibility study of the implementation of a novel, multi-faceted educational leadership intervention for nursing students focussed on inclusive leadership and reducing structural inequalities.

Start date

September 2021

End date

March 2022

Aims and objectives

The proposed project aims to develop, implement and test the feasibility of a student nursing inclusive leadership programme, to offer Black, Asian and minority ethnic student nurses the best start to successful, equitable careers, with the additional outcome of producing cohorts of nurses who are fully prepared for nursing in a diverse healthcare system.  

Objectives:

  1. To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a student nursing inclusive leadership programme, through student engagement, experience and recruitment/retention onto the programme.
  2. To increase Black, Asian and minority ethnic student nurses’ empowerment, self-efficacy, sense of belonging and readiness for leadership (to prepare Black, Asian and minority ethnic nurses for leadership positions).
  3. To increase White student nurses’ self-efficacy and awareness of own privilege.
  4. To increase students’ understanding of structural inequalities and inclusive healthcare, and improved confidence as active bystanders (to create inclusive nurses capable of excellent nursing in diverse healthcare systems).
  5. To explore the feasibility and acceptability of a reverse mentoring scheme for clinical leaders as mentees and Black, Asian and minority ethnic student nurses as mentors.

Funding amount

To be confirmed (initial £50,000)

Funders

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