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Nursing Blog

Nursing Blog

Stories about Nursing at Edinburgh straight from our staff and students

Category: Training

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 […]

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 […]

The Guardian University League Table for 2019 ranks Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh number one for its Bachelor of Nursing honours programme. The Department has been providing nursing education for 60 years and prepares nursing students for a rewarding and varied career in healthcare.

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 […]

Some of our Postgraduate students managed to fit a visit to the ‘Sick Kids’ hospital around their studies. The visit was organised by Sharon Levy and Clarissa (a PhD Student in Nursing Studies).  A group of six PhD Nursing Students accompanied by Sharon went to the Royal hospital for Sick Children ‘Sick Kids’ on Thursday […]

Nursing Studies @ The University of Edinburgh ‘Leaps in the Dark’: Celebrating 60 years of Nursing Studies Venue: John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh Our alumni conference took place on November 4th and brought the Nursing Studies; 2016 Diamond Jubilee Year celebrations to a close. The purpose of the  conference was to […]

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 […]

This year one of the current MSc Students hosted student colleagues her own clinical area. Angie Balfour is currently an MSc student herself offered a group of international students an insight to her clinical work at NHS Lothian.  Angie was able to describe the research she is involved in and the innovative practice she is […]

A current postgraduate student in Nursing Studies received an award from the Queens Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS).  Carolyn is currently studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Managing Health and Social Care. On the 10th November 1980 I started studying Nursing at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Exactly 36 years later on the 10th November 2016 I was […]

We had the pleasure to host Dr Mette Kaltoft and Pofessor Jack Dowie who delivered a fascinating talk entitled “Enhancing person-centred care and health decision literacy via multi-criteria based decision support”. The talk focused on the Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) and the online interactive visual template (Annalisa). The speakers argued that e-decision support, will have […]


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