HEAD OF DIVISION (Nursing, Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies):
Ian McMillan M Ed, PG Dip Ed Res, CertEd, Dip COT
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:
Al-Riyada College for Health Sciences in Saudi Arabia - this newly established college in Jeddah offers a 4 year BSc (Hons) Nursing degree in collaboration with QMU. Students on this programme are supported by a stipend from the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia for the duration of their studies and qualify as Registered nurses at the end of their programme. Saudi Arabian Diploma Nurses can gain direct access to years 2 and 3 of the programme via the RPL system.
The British University, Egypt - A further BSc (Hons) Nursing programme is offered by the Maghrabi Mansour International College stituated 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:
- NHS Lothian CPD framework
- NHS Lanarkshire Leadership Programme
- NHS Lothian and Greater Glasgow health Board Post Graduate Certificate in Brain Injury Rehabilitation
- St Columba's Hospice
- With the Thistle Foundation, Higher Education Certificate in person centred approaches
- With Jewel and Esk College, Higher Education Certificate/Diploma in Health and Social Care
THE QUEEN'S NURSING INSTITUTE SCOTLAND FELLOWSHIP SCHEME
We also accredit the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland's fellowship scheme. Community nurses now able to gain academic recognition through Fellowship by Assessment.
Community nurses who undertake the Fellowship by Assessment offered by the Queen’s Nursing Institute, Scotland will now be able to have their learning recognised.
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, specialists in community nurse education, will provide the credit rating for The Fellowship by Assessment.
QMentor centre, which provides information and advice for nurses involved in mentoring nursing students from Queen Margaret University while they are on clinical placement