Turning Vision into Reality Conference





This 1 day International Nursing Conference, 'Turning Vision into Reality' aims to share Queen Margaret University Nursing Departments' new strategy, entitled "Turning vision into reality. Developing self, Developing others, Developing practice", with all current undergraduate and postgraduate students, past students and colleagues from clinical practice. As part of the programme we will highlight the work of some of our alumni  and some of our international partnerships. On this occasion we are also delighted to celebrate 35 years of graduate nursing at QMU and invite all alumni and staff to attend a celebration dinner on the evening of Thursday 29th November 2018, please see details below under associated costs.

Please find a programme for the conference here.

  • Keynote Speaker & Plenary Lectures
  • Associated Costs
  • Concurrent Sessions

Key Note Speaker

Professor Fiona McQueen, Chief Nursing Officer


Plenary Lectures

Dr Thora B. Hafsteinsdóttir

Dr Erna Snelgrove-Clarke

Prof Majda Pajnkihar

Prof Tanya McCance

Prof Brendan McCormack

Prof Jan Dewing


The conference is free to attend for all students (limited spaces available, on a first come first serve basis), staff, associate lecturers and SIGMA members. If you are QMU alumni, please register as an external participant.

There is a fee of £70.00 to attend for all external participants including Alumni.

To book your place at the conference, please click on the Register Now button in the Event Details section to the right. We ask that all payments are to be made at time of registering. Please note, payments only apply to external participants and those wishing to attend the dinner. If you are registering as a student, staff, associate lecturer or SIGMA member, please disregard the payment page after registering.

To celebrate 35 years of Graduate Nursing at QMU, there will be a celebration alumni dinner on Thursday 29th November 2018 at The Royal Scots Club, from 18.00pm - 12.00am. This is a 3 course set menu dinner with coffee. There is a fee of £45.00 to attend, please select this option when registering via the form. If you would like to attend the dinner only, please select this option on the form. If you have any specific requirements including dietary, please include this information in your registration form.

Special Offer

In addition, we are delighted to advise that if you are a member of the Scotland Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Global, Queen Margaret University then you will be eligible for free entry to the conference, however please note you will still need to register for the Nursing Conference to secure your place.

If you are not already a member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Global, Queen Margaret University and would like to know more, please visit the Sigma website area to find out more about the Sigma organisation, our Honor Society membership benefits, membership eligibility and fees. As you will see an annual membership fee will include free entry to the Turning Vision into Reality Conference, (standard delegate rate is £70), as well as other key annual events (normally around £45 per event) that are hosted by QMU, – so a great value offer if you enrol now as a member. 


Theme 1: Developing Self
Lindsey Regan – Developing the Compassionate Self
Kristina Mountain – Developing Self and Learning through Storytelling
Niamh Kinsella and Karen Rennie – Developing self through our PhD Journeys

Theme 2: Developing Others
Dr Michele Hardiman - Critical Allies and Friends to develop others
Dr Christoph van Dach - Beginning person-centred development across nursing in one Swiss Hospital
Dr Debbie Baldie -  NHS Board programme  

Theme 3: Developing Practice
Pelican Nurses League
Professor Safaa Hashim - Using an integrated approach to develop student learning
Dr Fiona Kelly - Using research insights to develop dementia practice

Theme 4: Where are they now? QMU Nursing Alumni
Megan Dickson & Others



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Event Details

Location Queen Margaret University Campus Queen Margaret University Drive Musselburgh EH21 6UU
Date & Time Start 30 November 2018
8:15am End 30 November 2018
Cost Please see main text for full details on tickets and payment
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