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Nursing Blog

Nursing Blog

Stories about Nursing at Edinburgh straight from our staff and students

Category: International

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 […]

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 […]

  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 […]

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 […]

Pam Smith recently returned from Kyrgyzstan where she participated in the International Primary Care Respiratory Group’s (IPCRG) conference in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan. Following the conference Pam joined a Kyrgyz and international group on a road trip to visit health facilities, local communities and the Silk Road. The international group included general practitioners and paediatricians committed to improving […]

From November to March MsC Advancing Nursing Practice Students met informally outside of class to regroup, reconnect and share challenges and innovations in nursing in our home countries.  To bridge conversation there was of course tea, but we would also start each session with a TED talk to provide inspiration and recall of practices undertaken at […]

We were absolutely delighted recently to have an audience with Joanne Bosanquet, the Deputy Chief Nurse in Public Health England where we had the opportunity to hear her inspirational journey in her nursing career. A great mixture of undergraduate, master and PhD students attended the event and they all came from different parts of the […]

Nursing Now RIE

On March 8th 2018 I went to the  Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE) along with seven of my colleagues engaged in graduate nursing studies at the University of Edinburgh to profile the launch of Nursing Now—a  global campaign aimed to raise the profile of nurses.  To embody the essence of the Nursing Now campaign, we graduate students […]

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  Nursing Now is a global campaign which launches this week in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and International Council of Nurses. Nursing Now is based on the findings of the Triple Impact report. The report concluded that as well as improving health globally, empowering nurses would contribute to improved gender equality as the […]


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