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Nursing Blog

Nursing Blog

Stories about Nursing at Edinburgh straight from our staff and students

Category: Nursing Studies

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 (, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nursing Now at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital

On 5th October 2018 University of Edinburgh Nursing Studies alumni and PhD student attended the Royal Edinburgh Hospital to bring awareness to the Nursing Now campaign and to once again show our thanks and support for nurses who do a tremendous job!  This was an intimate event which provided the opportunity to share ideas and […]

Nursing Studies students and alumni hosted a coffee rounds event on September 28th at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh to show support for nurses and the Nursing Now campaign. Nursing Now is a global campaign aimed to raise the profile of nursing and is based on the conclusions of the Triple Impact Report that suggests […]

When we moved to Scotland with my family in July 2017 we were began to look for family activities that we could do together. With my wife, Teresa, and three kids, Mary, Gordon and Evan (ages 9, 6 and 5), we took up Taekwondo with the Intrepid Taekwondo club in Inverkeithing. From our inception in […]


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