Nursing

Nursing is a challenging and rewarding profession that offers a wide range of roles caring for people and promoting health.

Stirling is a superb place for you to study your Nursing degree and learn skills that are valued around the world. Our award-winning Nursing courses are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You will leave us as a confident practitioner, fully equipped to register with the NMC and join a health care team upon graduation. Students from our courses have repeatedly won Student Nursing Times Awards.

Our Nursing degrees are taught by world-leading academics with strong and established research records, expertise in nursing practice and a wealth of world-class publications.

Nursing courses

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CPD / standalone modules

We offer a variety of short courses, modules and programmes for the continuing professional development (CPD) of qualified nurses. Our CPD in nursing is designed to improve your clinical practice for the benefit of your patients and services. Find out more about our Nursing CPD opportunities.

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Our Nursing courses are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). 

Graduate careers in Nursing

Our Nursing courses will prepare you for a modern profession, and provide the best possible patient care in a range of settings. Some of our nursing graduates focus on practice - consolidating their learning by working in roles such as a staff nurse in a hospital, community setting or care home - while others progress to postgraduate studies. These experiences can develop a career pathway, leading to specialised areas such as palliative care or advanced nurse practitioner roles.

Nursing graduates mostly find roles within the NHS, while others have found employment in other areas of the public sector-as well as with private healthcare providers and the voluntary sector.

Partnerships and industry

We work with NHS Forth Valley, to ensure that our course remains clinically excellent and that you’ll receive the best possible practical training

Societies

Stirling University Nursing Society – a society for student nurses or those interested in nursing or health related subjects.

Nursing research

In the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport we have a research-intensive environment responsible for pioneering research in a number of important fields such as nursing, public health, primary care and mental health. Our research is world-leading and has been recognised internationally for making a positive and demonstrable impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and society. We are first in Scotland for Allied Health research outputs (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Postgraduate research opportunities

Study for a Nursing or Health Sciences PhD or MPhil at the University of Stirling and you’ll join a friendly postgraduate health science community. Our degrees include a Clinical Doctorate in Nursing or Midwifery which is the only one of its kind in Scotland. See our PhD and MPhil opportunities in:

Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Research Unit

A research centre focused on research that will impact on practice, and benefit patient and population health.

Cancer Care Research Group

A research group seeking to influence policy and healthcare decisions through research that focuses on how people live well with and beyond cancer.