Nursing Studies

Nursing Research and Publication Summer School

A 5-day course for nurses and allied health professionals who wish to develop research and publication skills.

Date: 5 - 9 September 2011


This summer school will focus on developing research proposals and writing for publication. It will include a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops with a focus on participants developing their research proposals and plans for publication through the week.

Who should attend?

The summer school will be of value to nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs). Participants should be qualified practitioners who wish to develop research and publication skills. Completion of this summer school could lead to participants enrolling in postgraduate research in Nursing Studies.

All participants will be given a certificate of attendance.

Summer school programme

Keynote presenters

Talks will be given by:

  • Professor Roger Watson, University of Sheffield, Editor in Chief JCN
  • Professor Kate Galvin, University of Bournemouth, Chair in Health Research and Deputy Dean of Research at the School of Health & Social Care

Learning outcomes

Participants will learn to:

  • write an outline nursing research proposal
  • write research questions, aims, objectives and hypotheses
  • select an appropriate research design
  • appreciate the requirements for sampling and data analysis
  • be aware of potential ethical issues and limitations of the proposal
  • undertake the preparation of a manuscript for publication develop apublication strategy

School presenters

All teaching faculty have editorial experience, successful research proposal submissions to funding bodies, publishing track records and experience in delivering the core research methods courses in nursing.

About the venue

Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. With streets steeped in history and a thriving cultural scene, Edinburgh offers the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary.

The city has many top-class restaurants and lively bars as well as museums, theatres and galleries. It is close to the sea and the hills and has something for everyone. The course will be held in the central University of Edinburgh campus in George Square.


Limited accommodation is available at The University of Edinburgh’s student campus. Please contact the organisers to obtain a preferential rate on student campus accommodation, details of which can be found here:

Edinburgh First Accommodation

Edinburgh First Accommodation

The University has year-round hotels and self-catering apartments under the Edinburgh First brand name. If you book with Edinburgh First accommodation, you will receive 15% discount as a visitor, staff member, friends or family if you use the ENJOY promotional code. Also, all the surplus made from booking these rooms goes back into the university.

KM Central

Richmond Place Apartments

Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro

There is a wide variety of accommodation from hostels to 5* hotels within a short distance of the course venue. You can find assistance with accommodation here:

Visit Scotland 'Where to stay' guide


Book online

The cost for this 5-day summer school is £450. You will be able to book a place directly from the Office of Lifelong Learning

Office of Lifelong Learning

Alternatively, you can contact the course tutors for a registration form.