Queen’s Nurse training
THREE Fife health staff have been selected to take part in a special professional development programme that will earn them the right to use the title of Queen’s Nurses.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland was established by Queen Victoria in 1889 in honour of her Golden Jubilee. Historically, the title was awarded to nurses equipped to work in the community, providing healthcare to people i n their own homes.
Dunfermline-based community dermatology nurse practitioner Pauline Buchanan, Kirkcaldybased ADHD nurse specialist Lyndsey Forsyth and Leven-based community psychiatric nurse Gerry Hastie are three of 21 community-based nurses selected by the QNIS to join this year’s development programme.
All candidates were nominated having demonstrated their commitment to high-quality, compassionate care. The nurses will take part in a ninemonth programme, developing and honing their skills.