Queen Margaret University Post Graduate District Nurse Students – poetry says it all!

On the final day of the programme, the class of September 2018 used storytelling to share stories of experiences during the programme.  Individual stories were collated into one and this poem emerged from the themes! JIGSAW! The picture on the box Shows the finished piece Whole, colourful, the Complete fit. Taking my place Among the … Continue reading Queen Margaret University Post Graduate District Nurse Students – poetry says it all!

RCN International Research Conference September 2019 | Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Research Paper explores how Scottish Community Nurses work with individuals experiencing mental distress while living with a long-term condition

Julie Churchill and David Banks (Lecturers and Programme Leaders at Queen Margaret University [QMU]) were in Sheffield this week to present a research paper at the RCN International Research Conference. The study explored how Scottish Community Nurses work with individuals experiencing mental distress while living with a long-term condition. 25 Community Nurses employed across six … Continue reading RCN International Research Conference September 2019 | Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Research Paper explores how Scottish Community Nurses work with individuals experiencing mental distress while living with a long-term condition

QMU at the “Elephant in the Room” Event, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood

The Lydia Osteoporosis Project Team, QMU, and research supporters from NHS Lothian and Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnerships attended Holyrood on 15th May 2019! The Cross Party Group for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions, represents a very active group of practitioners, charities, individuals with MSK conditions, health care researchers, clinical leads and members of the … Continue reading QMU at the “Elephant in the Room” Event, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood

If we were asked to make a speech for International Nurses Day or any similar event what might we say?

Here is one that was given by one of our PhD candidates in her own workplace in Australia.  I know I could identify many attributes of person-centeredness in what she spoke about and how she spoke.  Hope you enjoy the read and photos. Thank you Kelly for sharing your speech Jan Dewing Thank you to … Continue reading If we were asked to make a speech for International Nurses Day or any similar event what might we say?

Year 2 QMU student BSc (Hons) Nursing wins Education Grant to attend Tissue Viability Conference

  Read Jennifer O'Donogue's reflection on the conference and how she is applying her learning to person-centred practice How much do I really know about tissue viability as a student nurse?                     This is the question I asked myself as I prepared for a Uni lecture on the topic. I have come across a few wounds … Continue reading Year 2 QMU student BSc (Hons) Nursing wins Education Grant to attend Tissue Viability Conference

A Recipe for Success!

Reflections on a cooking project to support year one student transitions to university In June 2019 Queen Margaret University (QMU) and Cyrenians, a third sector organisation based in Leith, will celebrate the third anniversary of their partnership agreement. This relationship has been an important catalyst for stimulating new research and teaching linkages and scholarly work … Continue reading A Recipe for Success!

Being awarded an NRS fellowship

Dr Debbie Baldie Senior Nurse in Practice Development in NHS Tayside, Scotland with organisational responsibility for building capacity for practice development, person-centred culture transformation and nursing and midwifery research. Dr Baldie is also a post- doctoral researcher with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Over the last few years I have found that my self-belief is my … Continue reading Being awarded an NRS fellowship

Queen Margaret University Honor Society New Member Induction Ceremony

The QMU Edinburgh Honor Society of Nursing welcomed over 40 new members at it's Induction Ceremony held on 12th March 2019.  Among the delegates were students from QMU BSc Hons Nursing programme, Nurse Leaders from NHS Lothian, QNIS and the QMUEHS Board of Directors. Hosted by QMUEHS President, Professor Jan DewingKey Note Speaker & QMUEHS … Continue reading Queen Margaret University Honor Society New Member Induction Ceremony

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s Nursing & Midwifery Conference

Our visit to Dublin: Yvonne Greig and Kath MacDonald tell their story Yvonne Greig Lecturer in Midwifery QMU Yvonne:  The 26th February 2019 saw me getting on a plane and flying over to the Emerald Isle into the beautiful blue sky. It was with a little bit of trepidation that I boarded the flight alone … Continue reading Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s Nursing & Midwifery Conference