Nursing Blog

Nursing Blog

Stories about Nursing at Edinburgh straight from our staff and students

Whilst studying for my Nursing Degree at the University of Edinburgh, I joined the Edinburgh University Olympic Weightlifting Club. I really enjoyed learning the complex techniques of the sport, and loved getting stronger. Since graduating from the University, I have continued training with the University Weightlifting Club and recently competed at the Scottish Senior Championships. […]

The Nursing Now campaign launched in Spring 2018 and we continue to support the campaign and it’s principles, here in Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Propelled by the Triple Impact report into the state of the world’s nursing, Nursing Now aims to raise the status of nurses globally. There are opportunities in healthcare […]

In this post, Professor Tonks Fawcett and Dr. Julie Watson from Nursing Studies in the School of Health in Social Science, describe a PTAS-funded study, where students and staff co-created a nursing curriculum that foregrounds the importance of care home nursing education… The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most […]

We are excited to tell you about the earliest graduates study, a project that will capture the experiences of graduates, and a small number of staff, from Nursing Studies at Edinburgh University. One graduate from each year between 1960 and 1970 has been invited to participate in a telephone interview, and correspondence, to describe their experiences as […]

image credit: Pixabay, wollyvonwolleroy CC0   In this blog, Dr Rosie Stenhouse, a lecturer in Nursing Studies, describes how she uses study circles as a key learning strategy in a year 4 course, Professionalism 4, on the undergraduate nursing programme… BACKGROUND Study circles are based on the critical pedagogy of learning circles (Suoranta and Moisio, 2006), which aim to develop […]

About a year ago, when I was just getting my head around using Twitter (any followers who have been with me from the beginning will remember that I didn’t like the platform at first), I was contacted by Ron Balerno (@rb33) who saw my research profile and shared his experiences of caring for his father […]

Being playful and experiencing joy is part of being human, but often not what comes to mind when living with dementia. ‘Listening with Your Eyes’, a workshop delivered by Nik Howden from Vamos Theatre Company (https://www.vamostheatre.co.uk/), which ran as part of the Festival of Creative Learning 2019, challenged this mindset. Through a series of exercises, […]

An international team of nursing researchers, led by Siobhan O’Connor, have published a brand new pedagogical theory that helps explain how students learn via social media. As Facebook, Twitter and other social media technologies become more popular among students, educators are starting to incorporate them into higher education to facilitate learning. After undertaking a systematic […]

A second year nursing student at the University of Edinburgh, Rachael Ford, has spent the last few months working with Young Scot, a national youth charity in Scotland, as part of a Young Leadership Group to develop 5Rights #5Rights for young people in a digital world: https://young.scot/5rights/. From tackling fake news to protecting personal information or […]

You may have heard of the Big Five – But the Dynamic Five ? This was a team of five from Nursing Studies who recently took part in the Paths for All Step Challenge with teams competing from all over the UK. Susanne, Jenni, Sheila Colin and Elaine managed a massive 1,947,122 steps. That’s 187 […]

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