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Nursing Blog

Nursing Blog

Stories about Nursing at Edinburgh straight from our staff and students

Author: HiSS

A blog by Zoe Horseman, Research Assistant and District Nurse. During the Covid-19 pandemic in District Nursing, while the majority of the country stayed home to save lives, District Nurses across the country continued to deliver care in peoples’ homes. This presented new challenges to the service and gave opportunities for improvement. The Covid-19 pandemic […]

Mairi Chisholm, a Scottish war nurse and national heroine of World War I, was commemorated in Nursing Studies recently with an unofficial blue plaque. Siobhan O’Connor, who works at the intersection of nursing and technology and an avid STEM Ambassador, collaborated on a University-wide initiative to celebrate and recognise notable women who have contributed to […]

Siobhan O’Connor, a Lecturer in Nursing Studies, will be joining the editorial team at the International Journal of Older People Nursing (IJOPN), one of the top ranked gerontological nursing journals.

I used my Go Abroad fund to attend and present a concurrent session paper at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) International Congress in Singapore. ICN Congress is the largest nursing conference  in the world, being attended by approx. 6000 nurses from 135 countries. It took place between 27th June and 1St July. I factored in a […]

Nursing Studies is delighted to welcome our new intake of undergraduate students. Each student arrives with their own ideas about nursing and thoughts about what they can bring to the profession.

  MSc Advancing Nursing students came together and held a dinner on Thursday 10th July to celebrate coming to the end of their studies. They had everything from Indonesian satay to Italian pasta, Chinese sushi and English trifle. It was a lovely evening and a huge thanks to the students for organising and hosting. We love seeing our […]

My name is Patricija and I am a final year student nurse from Slovenia. I study at Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maribor and I have been on an Erasmus student exchange at the University of Edinburgh for three months. My student exchange officially started on the 1st of March and ended on the 31st […]

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 […]


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