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This year, why not enjoy a day out at a National Gardens Scheme garden - you'll be helping fund the QNI too!
Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.
Visit our nursing heritage website, a celebration of District Nursing around the world since 1859.
The title of Queen's Nurse (QN) was reintroduced in 2006 to help promote high standards of community nursing.
Today's Queen's Nurses include district nurses, nurses in GPs practices, school nurses and others, who want to develop their skills. They are experienced in working in people's own homes, in clinics, or in other community settings.
To become a QN, a nurse gives us information about his or her qualifications, employment and training. They also write an essay about how they improve patient care. The QNI also obtains references from the nurse's employer, and asks for feedback from patients. Applications are then assessed by an independent panel.
If you, as a patient, receive care from a community nurse, you might be asked to provide confidential feedback about your nurse (sent directly to us) if he or she has applied for the QN title. We need this information in order to assess whether a nurse meets the right criteria, so your help is very valuable to us.
Also, if you know a community nurse who you believe is a good role model and who you think would be interested in applying for the QN title, please encourage them to apply.
All the relevant information is on the website in the 'Queen's Nurse' area.