Queensland Health

Queensland, Australia has accepted the Nightingale Challenge 2020! At least 20 nurses and midwives from across our vast state will participate in a six-month integrated leadership and management program known as Manage4Improvement or M4I.

This highly interactive program will build the confidence and capabilities of nurses and midwives to support improvements to health service delivery. It focuses on the development of the management and leadership skills nurses and midwives require to create and support a culture of innovation, improvement and enhanced patient outcomes.

A variety of experiential learning activities will be utilised including face to face workshops, a profiling assessment tool, the development and implementation of a robust improvement project, and collaborative peer triangles. Across the six months participants will explore themes such as leading and managing change, quality and service improvement, evaluating health service delivery, finance and budget management, stakeholder engagement, and political astuteness.

The Queensland M4I Nightingale Challenge program will be facilitated by a mix of highly experienced internal and external facilitators who are industry experts in leadership, management and improvement science. There will also be the opportunity for senior nursing and midwifery leaders to nominate as mentors to support the Nightingale Challenge participants in their journey.

25 nurses and midwives have been enrolled on this leadership development programme.