Forum for Professional Nurse Leaders
The Forum for Professional Nurse Leaders (FPNL) is committed to the sustained development of all South African Nurses through leadership interventions that foster co-operation and empowerment across all sectors of the nursing profession.
Founded on 28 February 1996, FPNL was born from a need expressed by Nurse Managers for a Forum that will take up and champion nurse leadership issues in the industry through an alliance between the public and private sectors, with the aim of implementing solutions that will benefit nursing and promote the delivery of world-class healthcare.
FPNL has steadily grown to a number of members and has set up regional branches in Gauteng, Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Bloemfontein, Limpopo and Border.
The Executive Committee of FPNL consists of 5 members, elected at the bi-annual general meeting.
South African Nursing Council: Continuous Professional Development
Ms Shela Langa of the South African Nursing Council (SANC) invited the Forum for Professional Nurse Leaders (FPNL) to a stakeholders meeting that was held on the 3rd October 2013 on Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program which SANC are developing for all categories of nurses and midwives.
SANC will conduct a feasibility study towards the development and implementation of the CPD Program. The study will be collecting data from relevant target audiences, of which nurses form part of. We await further correspondences from SANC on the dates of the study and how FPNL members can get involved in the development process
Nursing 2013 Road Show Workshops – Redefine our Professional DNA
The Forum for Professional Nurse Leaders is hosting a series of workshops during the first semester of 2013. The aim of the Redefining our Professional DNA workshops is to actively involve the professional nurses in identifying the core issues the profession currently faces and define our professional DNA. Through the series of workshops the Forum will get the input of the members from all our chapters and will use the information to structure a nationwide marketing plan for nursing.
Nursing 2012 Conference – Window of opportunity
The conference was hosted by the Forum for Professional Nurse Leaders. Nursing 2012 was one of the largest South African conferences dedicated to nurses who are leaders in the industry and are ready to lead a 360º change in their profession!