HEAD OF DIVISION - Nursing
Professor Brendan McCormack
Nursing has a long history at Queen Margaret University and is one of the original subject areas which led to the creation of QMU as we know it today.
Over the years, the nursing portfolio has rapidly grown and today a number of nursing and nursing related courses are on offer. In addition to the BSc (Hons) Nursing programme, QMU offers a number of postgraduate and post-registration courses. Lecturers teach across all courses and are constantly in contact with all levels of the nursing profession, which greatly benefits students. We also have important links with international nursing departments through staff exchanges.
Number of undergraduate students: 150
Number of postgraduate students: TBC
Number of staff: 18
Queen Margaret University has a number of collaborations with international institutions including:
The British University, Egypt - A further BSc (Hons) Nursing programme is offered by the Maghrabi Mansour International College situated in the British University of Egypt, Cairo. As with the programme offered in Jeddah, this gives students an Honours Degree from QMU and following a year's internship, registration as a qualified nurse in Egypt.
We also deliver the BSc Professional Practice- Nursing at East Asia Institute of Management, Singapore. This offers previously qualified registered nurses in Singapore the chance to gain a QMU degree in Nursing. This will assist Singapore in meeting the WHO target of an all graduate nursing profession by 2015. This programme is delivered in the QMU Asia campus by EABC. Future plans include development of an MSc programme and doctorate level study.
We offer a number of programmes in collaboration with:
QUEEN'S NURSING INSTITUTE SCOTLAND FELLOWSHIP AWARD PROGRAMME
We also credit rate the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland's fellowship award programme. Community nurses who undertake the Fellowship Award programme are able to gain academic recognition for their learning.
NHS EDUCATION SCOTLAND GENERAL PRACTICE NURSING PROGRAMME
Nursing at Queen Margaret University provides credit rating for the NHS Education Scotland General Practice Nursing programme. This national work-based programme is 15 months duration and prepares General Practice Nurses to undertake their role safely and effectively. It has been credit rated for 5 years as 60 credits, SCQF level 10.
QMentor centre, which provides information and advice for nurses involved in mentoring nursing students from Queen Margaret University while they are on clinical placement