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Nursing Blog

Nursing Blog

Stories about Nursing at Edinburgh straight from our staff and students

Category: Placements

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 […]

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 […]

Students outside Chancellor's building

Maggie Carson was at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh on Thursday 7 July 2018, in her role as Undergraduate Programme Director, to celebrate 70 years of the NHS with Morna, Sophie, India and Hannah, second year nursing students on surgical placement. When asked what celebrating the NHS at 70 meant to her, Sophie said “Nursing […]

Nursing studies at the University of Edinburgh came out on top of the Complete University Guide University rankings 2018 yesterday. Find out more   Our undergraduate honours degree has been given an impressive 100% overall score. One of our current students was happy to tell us why she thinks the University of Edinburgh is the best […]

Year 2 of our BN programme had a fascinating talk by a health informatician from NHS Lothian, as part of their ‘Professionalism’ course. Marina Copping, Clinical Information Manager (Maternal, Children and Young People) described current developments of clinical IT systems and the importance of good record keeping. She stressed that the focus of nursing care […]

Nursing Studies Student, Esther Cherukara, is the Regional Winner in the Nursing and Midwifery category in the Undergraduate Awards. The Undergraduate Awards (UA)announced the winners of the 2016 programme with entrants from across the University of Edinburgh featuring in top spots. Cited as the ultimate champion of high-potential undergraduates, and often referred to as a “junior Nobel […]

Eczema Outreach Scotland led a workshop for Nursing Studies students focusing on eczema and the effects it can have on the individual and the wider family unit. With the first year students spending time with Health Visitors as part of their placements, considering eczema in this way is vital as it is estimated that 1.7 […]

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 […]

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) […]


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