NHIVNA Academy

Kirstie Weeks
HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

The National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA) launched the NHIVNA Academy at the 2016 Annual NHIVNA conference in Manchester. A survey of NHIVNA members on desired learning topics highlighted ‘influencing without authority’ and ‘maximising opportunities’ as topics that would benefit members and most importantly patients [1]. Hence, the NHIVNA Academy was created with the intention to run a pilot module for 15 participants [1]. The academy aims to support members by providing an opportunity away from work pressures to:
Learn
Refresh skills
Think
Reflect
Discuss
Share experiences and ideas
Plan
Module 1: Making it Happen ran over two days in January/February 2017. Day 1 covered Influencing Without Authority, while Day 2 covered Maximising Opportunity & Marketing. Read more…