Nursing reading

Information on recommended reading for studying on our nursing degree programmes.

Regulatory reading

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulatory body within Scotland. You are required to adhere to the NMC (2018) The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates whilst practicing as a student. 

Nursing reading

There are no compulsory texts for this degree programme. However, if you wish to purchase textbooks, we recommend the following:

  • Peate, I. and Nair, M. (2016) Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students. 2 nd edn. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell OR
  • Waugh, A., Wilson, A. (2018) Ross &Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. 13th edn. London: Elsevier

AND all:

  • Pilgrim, D. (2017) Key concepts in Mental Health. 4 th edn. London: Sage 
  • Brooker, C and Waugh, A. (2013) Foundations of Nursing Practice. Fundamentals of Holistic Care. 2nd edn. Mosby Elsevier
  • Peate, I. (2017) Fundamentals of Applied Physiology: An essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students. 3 rd edn. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell

Optional additions

  • Osmond, A. (2016) Academic Writing and Grammar for Students. 2nd edn. London: Sage
  • Cottrell, C. (2017) Critical thinking skills: Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection. 3 rd edn. London: Palgrave

Mental Health Nursing reading

  • Norman, I., & Ryrie, I. (2018) The art and science of mental health nursing: A textbook of principles and practice (4th ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill Education
  • Wright, K. M. & McKeown, M. (2018) Essentials of mental health nursing. London, England: SAGE.
  • Wrycraft, N. (2015) Assessment and care planning in mental health nursing. Maidenhead: Open University Press.