Division of Nursing

Welcome to the Division of Nursing at Queen Margaret University. Here you will find information on the variety of nursing and health-related programmes currently available at Queen Margaret University.  Over the years, the nursing portfolio has rapidly grown and today a variety of nursing and health-related programmes are on offer. 

Division of Nursing - Passionate about person-centred practice
The nursing team at QMU is nurturing, supportive, developmental, challenging and engaging. We are passionate about excellent person-centred and evidence-informed practice. Along with our nursing and other health-related undergraduate and postgraduate courses, we are engaged in a range of impactful research projects.

Relevant teaching and research
To help ensure that our teaching and research is relevant, we run the division as a ‘Clinical Academy’. This means that academic staff have clinical practice positions in the NHS and elsewhere, and that expert clinical nurses share teaching responsibilities with academics. 

Excellent specialist facilities
Our facilities for nursing students included a fully equipped clinical simulation suite, where they can practice their skills in a safe environment.   As QMU provides the broadest range of allied health professional courses in Scotland, we are well placed to ensure that our nursing students learn to work effectively as a team with other health professionals.

Educating the leaders of the future
Unlike at some other universities, the lowest level nursing qualification we offer is an honours degree. This means that, as well as being fully practice ready, our graduates have a strong academic background that makes them particularly prepared to be leaders of tomorrow.

An international footprint
We have a strong international footprint, and are influencing the development of the nursing profession across the world, with students studying for QMU nursing qualification at our partner institutions overseas.

Engage and belong

Be part of the tree

Growing, branching out




Head of Division

Professor Brendan McCormack
Tel: 0131 474 0000

Engage with the Team

  • News

Open Access Course ‘Caring For My Bones’

Queen Margaret University's (QMU) Nursing, Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) and Centre for Academi read more

15 January 2019

£2.5 million to help empower people affected by dementia

A world renowned nursing leader has helped secure a ground breaking investment which will support pe read more

11 December 2018

Interview with Professor Brendan McCormack, Humanising Healthcare: Person-centred Practice Helping Patients and Professionals to Revolutionise the Care System

Interview with Professor Brendan McCormack, Head of the Division of Nursing and Associate Director a read more

08 May 2018 More News