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Nursing Blog

Nursing Blog

Stories about Nursing at Edinburgh straight from our staff and students

Category: Nursing Students

Fiona Tevendale collaborated with Dorothy Armstrong to produce a paper which has just been published in the Nursing Times. Fiona is a Third year student in the Undergraduate Nursing Studies programme, and was willing to share a few notes about writing the article. ‘The article Dorothy and I wrote was about using patient stories in […]

An exciting opportunity presented itself when a group of us (students and staff) put a bid to get 8 pairs of Google Glasses to be used as a teaching tool in the clinical skills lab. The idea was to get a simulated patient to wear the Glass and capture the way a student nurse interacts with […]

It is so strange to be properly in touch with some parts of the Department of Nursing Studies, as all has been closed to us ‘European Pioneer Graduates’ (the phrase was coined by another European Pioneer Graduate’ quite recently, in an e-mail to me!) since November 1996, and the big gathering to celebrate the 40th […]

November 20th and 21st saw Nursing Studies collaborate with NHS Lothian, Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh Napier University to put on two events which explored nursing in WW1.   The idea for the events had come from Professor Pam Smith after visiting the war poets collection based at Craighlockhart Campus, a tribute to Wilfred Owen and […]

One of the MSc students, Angie Balfour, is just back from Canada where she had been invited to present on the ERAS programme.  This is a programme which she is involved in as part of her clinical work in NHS Lothian. ERAS or ‘Enhanced Recovery After Surgery’ is a Multi-Modal, Multi-Disciplinary, evidence-based programme of care that aims […]

Throughout the Nursing Studies department, staff and students are learning together. One of the taught MSc Courses is Professional and Personal Development run by course director Dr Aisha Holloway. The class meet once a week for coffee before the lecture and has established friendships and knowledge exchange, a way to get different opinions about problem-solving and discuss with […]

The MSc in Advancing Nursing Practice were treated to a visit from Hugh Masters, Associate Chief Nursing Officer from the Scottish Government. Hugh met with students on a theme of inspiration and leadership, and this proved to be a great topic for a really fruitful discussion for the international group of students. ‘The meeting with Hugh Masters last week was […]

The 2014-2015 session has begun, and we have welcomed lots of new students into Nursing Studies- a new cohort of undergraduates and many postgraduates beginning courses in both the taught Masters level courses and research programmes. To illustrate exactly what has been going on within the department over the last few weeks, staff and students have submitted a ‘#nursingstudiesselfie’ for […]

For most of the students, placements are a main feature of their summer. Third years head out on their elective and the second years are off on their surgical placements. Kristine, Fiona and Steph are third year students who left Edinburgh for their elective placement in China. The three students from the class of (2011-2015) […]

Yesterday, on the 1st July, I was privileged to watch some of my PhD student colleagues from the School of Health in Social Science pass out of McEwan Hall officially with their doctorates.   It was a lovely sunny afternoon and the whole of Bristo Square was full of graduates, including the 2010-2014 undergraduate nursing programme, […]


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