There are 30 nurses / midwives enrolled in this programme.
First Leadership Development Programme
Chang Gung Medical Foundation strives to continue cultivating young nursing staff to become leaders with great scientific, innovative, and international visions. Starting from 2018, the nursing department have recommended outstanding nursing staff aged 30 – 35 years to receive the elite training program on a yearly basis. The training is divided into 2 phases. The 1st phase involves 6 months of leadership training to ensure these outstanding nursing staff to develop forward looking and global perspectives, and to develop capability of building strategic alliances with other professional affiliations. In the 2nd phase, 3 months of evidence-based workshop training will be provided. This is to train our young nursing staff on becoming well-rounded leaders with adequate knowledge of evidence-based medicine. Presently five nurses in Chang Gung Medical Foundation and its Education Alliances have completed the Leadership for Change (LFC), a training program held by Taiwan Nursing Association and ICN, and they will join other instructors together to educate young elite nursing staff to become outstanding leaders.
Second Leadership Development Programme
The Chang Gung Medical Foundationhas actively responded to the call of the “Nursing Now Challenge”,to foster outstandingyoung nursing leaders. We haveregistered as one of the global participants on the ICN website since 26th September2019. The Chang Gung leadership training programme was implemented in February 2020 and postponed to July 2020due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.Eligible participants were young nursing leadersunder age 35 and with a master degree.A total of 29 participants were invited to participate. The entire programme included leadership skills building, smart technologies for healthcare,andevidence-based nursing, etc. The lecturers comprisedexpertsfrom various domains including nursing, academia, and politics. Our ultimate goal is to facilitatetraniees’ leadership skills, policy advocacy, and empirical innovation capabilities to guide reflection, understand the learning experience of their trainees, and inspire critical and creative thinking.Since the implementation of the training course, one trainee was selected to participate in the 2020“Nightingale Nursing Leadership Institute, NNLI” held by TWNA, which was designed to trainnursing leaders with more prospective and global vision. Moreover, 8 trainees participated in the 2020 ICN Conference and published their academic results. With regards to career development, 9 trainees were promoted to Assistant Head Nurse, and 3 trainees entered the nursing doctoral program for further study. This programme had successfully shed light on the nursing career path and leadership development for all participants. Accordingly, 30 clinical nursing elites under age 35 will be invited to participate in 2021. We hope that it will continuously foster the leadership among young elite nurses, towards an outstanding lead.
100 words: The Chang Gung Medical Foundation has actively responded to the Nursing Now Challenge”, to foster outstanding young nursing leaders. We have registered to participate on the ICN website in 2019. A new training program comprising of leadership skills, smart technologies for healthcare, and evidence nursing etc. was implemented in July 2020. Our goal with this program was to expose participants to nursing careers and leadership development. This led them to attend the Nightingale Nursing Leadership Institute, publish papers, become administrators, and pursue doctoral study in nursing. We develop nursing leaders will continue in 2021, aiming for outstanding leadership.