Nursing Studies

Careers and alumni

Example career paths that some of our graduates have followed.

Graduates from Nursing Studies are highly regarded throughout the world, with several Professors and leaders in nursing being Edinburgh alumni.

Whilst not all graduates go on to be famous in the world of nursing, most do pursue very successful careers in nursing and healthcare. Graduates from Edinburgh are highly thought of by prospective employers. The employment prospects for a graduate nurse are excellent and opportunities are wide-ranging.

Ultimately, many graduates undertake further professional education which allows them to become a specialist in their chosen clinical areas. Some go on to work overseas in both developed and developing countries.

Further study

Some graduates choose to advance their education in the university context by taking a further degree course, such as a Masters degree or a higher degree such as a PhD, both of which are offered at Edinburgh.

Prospective postgraduates

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Graduate profiles

Here are a few examples of career paths that some of our graduates have followed:

Helen Mackinnon

The award of Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in Social Sciences was given by the University of Edinburgh for Helen Ann Mackinnon, M.B.E., B.S.c. (Edin), M.S.c. (Edin), R.N. for her significant contribution to the professional development of nursing and nurse education.

Veronica Melicher

Veronica is a staff nurse at the Western General Hospital.

Morag Gardner

Morag is a Clinical Nurse Manager at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE).

Caroline Gibson

Caroline is a lecturer at Queen Margaret University College.

Maxine Moy

Maxine is a Nurse Consultant in Public Health at NHS Fife.

Dorothy Armstrong

Dorothy is the programme director and clinical adviser to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.