Who can join the Fellowship?
All nurses and midwives who have obtained their qualification from any of the following can apply:
- Any registered or enrolled nurse who successfully completed their training at the Nightingale Training School between 1860 – 1996
- Any qualified nurse or midwife who successfully completed their training at any of the successor schools – currently The Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care at KCL, London University
- Any recipient of the New Nightingale badge from the Nightingale Academy at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – since 2018
The full list is given below (this includes registered and enrolled nurses and midwives):
- The Nightingale Training School at St Thomas’ Hospital (later Health District)
- The Nightingale and Guy’s College of Nursing and Midwifery
- The Nightingale and Guy’s College of Health
- The Nightingale Institute, King’s College London
- The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, King’s College London
- Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Nightingale Academy
The Nightingale Fellowship Trustees have agreed the following changes to the criteria for Life Membership from 1st October 2019 as follows:
Membership at 70 years and older:
- On reaching the age of 70, members have the option to become Life Members. To do this they are required to make a one-off payment of £100, or members may continue to pay £20 per annum for a period of 5 years covering the £100 payment. Alternatively, they may continue to pay the £20 indefinitely for as long as they are members.
- There is no change to the standing of existing Life Members.
- If you are applying for membership for the first time and are aged 70 yrs or over you are required to adhere to the criteria above.
- This criteria supersedes all and any previous criteria given.
- If you are a Life Member but wish to continue your annual payment you are at liberty to do so and this would then qualify as a donation on which Gift Aid from UK tax payers could be claimed.
- The Nightingale Fellowship have recently changed their Bank and would be grateful if you would like to change your Banker’s Order accordingly. Please do be in touch with the office to make these changes.
Registered Nurses trained elsewhere:
- Registered nurses and midwives trained elsewhere, but who have held a nursing, midwifery or academic appointment within St Thomas’ or the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, or one of the nurse training schools listed above for at least 3 consecutive years, are eligible to apply for Associate Membership.
- After ten years of consecutive employment with one of these organisations an Associate Member may apply for Full Membership.
- Associate membership is available to any registered nurse who has worked at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust for 3 consecutive years or longer.
- Associate Members may also apply for Associate Life Membership upon reaching the age of 70.
From time to time, the Council invites individuals other than nurses to become Honorary Associate Members of The Nightingale Fellowship in recognition of the exceptional support they have given to the Fellowship and/or its members. Three senior medical staff and a former Chaplain from St Thomas’ Hospital accepted honorary membership in 2003.
How to re-join if your membership has lapsed
In order to be re-instated, please complete the following form:
Change of Details
For any other changes to your name, address or any points of interest, please complete this form and send it the Fellowship Office as directed.
Keeping in touch
Aside from using the telephone number and email address on our contact page, you can now keep in touch with The Nightingale Fellowship via Facebook and twitter: