Nursing Studies

As one of the first universities to offer a nursing degree in the UK (since 1956), the University of Edinburgh has a long tradition of preparing graduate nurses. We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, as well as continuing professional development courses. The undergraduate programme is a four-year programme which leads to a Bachelor of Nursing degree and registration as a nurse (adult branch). There are also several postgraduate degree programmes from taught MSc/Diplomas to PhD.

Our Vision: To meet the needs of the local and global nursing workforce across high and low and middle income countries, to enable them to lead high quality healthcare solutions to the health challenges that arise in their local contexts.

Our Mission: To provide accessible education and development for the global and local nursing workforce and deliver ambitious research to work for social justice and improve health and wellbeing for diverse communities. Through education and research, contribute to high quality healthcare experiences, effective healthcare systems and intervention development and evaluation.

Our Values:

  • Compassion
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Evidence-based
  • Innovation
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Person-centredness
  • Respect and dignity
  • Social justice
  • Sustainability

We offer a lively research environment that has a mix of interests and methods, we engage in innovative social science research which aims to improve patient and family experiences, develop practice and enhance nurse education. 

Learn about what we are doing to elevate and strengthen the influence and impact of nurses and nurse communities around the world.

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