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New course for aspiring nurse researchers


A unique new course for new recent nursing graduates who want to peruse a career in research has been launched in Scotland.

The University of Edinburgh has developed a master of nursing in clinical research programme.

It is the first research degree of this kind in the UK and is designed to offer new graduates an equal mix of research practice attachments and theoretical and taught courses.

The full-time course lasts one year and is open for September 2013 entry. It is for students immediately after they graduate from their first degree in nursing from a Scottish institution.

Programme co-director Professor Tonks Fawcett said: “This programme will help recent nursing graduates get a foothold in clinical research. It is a boost up what was previously a tricky ladder to negotiate.

“The mix of theory and practice will be of immense benefit to students should they decide to continue into a career in research.”

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Readers' comments (4)

  • Oooops!

    'Peruse' is definitely the right word for those, with little or no nursing experience, aspiring to be Nurse teachers. Those who wish to 'pursue' a career in teaching nurses and improving the standard of nursing may find that experience comes in very handy and may well increase their credibility.

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  • To Anonymous | 8-Apr-2013 5:29 pm, you misread the article, this course is to help students get a foot hold in clinical research, not teaching.

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  • did they really mean peruse or was it supposed to be pursue?

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  • I wish they will do the same in England..

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