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Looking for a positive and rewarding career which contributes to the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities in Scotland and beyond? Whether you’re starting out in a caring career or already on your chosen path, we can help you go further. Our courses teach you the theory, but equally importantly, help you gain professional knowledge and build a network of professional connections.

  • Nursing Adult - BNFull-time
  • Nursing Learning Disabilities - BNFull-time
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  • Neonatal Nursing - Graduate CertificatePart-time
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  • Advanced Practice (named speciality) - MScDistance learning
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    We are the only provider of all four fields of nursing (Adult, Child, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health) and midwifery pre-registration education in Scotland. 


    Train in our state-of-the-art Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre with specialist equipment as part of our pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes.


    98.9% of our pre-registration nursing and midwifery students go straight into work or further study within six months of graduating (HESA 2016/17).

    Nursing Myths

    Nursing is one of the most ancient and well-known career-paths in the world, but there are many myths and pre-conceived ideas surrounding the profession.

    From being too old (you’re not) to “It’s just for women” (it’s not), we bust the top myths about nursing.

    As the largest school of nursing and midwifery in Scotland, we’ve heard them all and we’re qualified to set the record straight!


    Our modern Sighthill campus has some of the best teaching and simulation facilities in the country. These include the purpose-built Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre, which brings to life the theoretical principles learned in class, while providing a safe environment for the teaching and development of clinical skills in student nurses and midwives. The 1000m2 centre includes life-like hospital wards, including High Dependency Unit (HDU) simulator suites, which mimic intensive care treatment areas for training nurses, a midwifery suite and scrubs area. These diverse and impressive facilities will help you gain skills and experiences relevant to employers all over the world.
    • Charge Nurse
    • Sexual Health Nurse
    • Midwife
    • Delivery Suite Co-ordinator
    • Infection Control Nurse
    • Neonatal Staff Nurse
    • Clinical Operations Manager
    • Learning Disability Nurse
    • Ward Manager
    • Matron
    • Addiction Nurse
    • Lecturer
    • Mental Health Nurse
    • Phlebotomist
    • Community Children's Nurse
    • Nurse Researcher
    • Care Home Nurse
    • Clinical Co-ordinator

    Using your new-found skills in the workplace is a core part of our nursing and midwifery courses. We work closely with local healthcare providers to organise placements which allow you to put theory into practice, and you’ll get to prepare in advance in our simulated clinical environments.

    • Our students have undertaken placements in Australia and Zambia and various countries in between
    • Long summer holiday to allow for volunteering opportunities in Year 2
    • Mobility placements outwith Lothian and Borders, or with international organisations, in Year 3.

    Portrait of Fizza at the Sighthill campus | Edinburgh Napier University
    Fizza on the rewards and challenges of adult nursing