External Examiner – Bachelor of Nursing with Honours/BA Health Studies/Master of Nursing with pre-registration

Opening Date:
14 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
5 Oct 2020
Salary Range:

The BN with Honours is a four year programme leading to registration as an Adult Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This is the first year of a new curriculum, validated by the NMC in the spring of 2020. The new programme prepares students for the evolving healthcare landscape and equips them with the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of healthcare environments and with a variety of different populations. Critical thinking, teamwork, innovation and interdisciplinary are key elements of courses across the four years as students engage with a spiral curriculum to develop over the course of the programme.

More information about the programme is available here:

The MN with pre-registration is a new 2-year taught masters programme which prepares students for registration as an Adult nurse with the NMC. This programme will commence in September 2021.

The Nursing Studies team are seeking to appoint two External Examiners to join our existing Examiner from January 2021. The appointment would be for a three to five year period of tenure. Appointed Examiners would be required to review work from a range of courses over the BN programme and review undergraduate dissertations. In addition, they will be asked to review records from practice learning experiences, assessor comments and progression recommendations. The same External Examining team review student work for the BA Health Studies with Honours programme where student have decided to withdraw from the clinical component of the BN programme. For the MN programme, as well as reviewing student assessments and practice learning, the external examiner would be involved in the approval of applicants’ claims for RPL of practice and theory hours into the programme as part of the admissions process.

Applications are invited for these vacancies from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who hold an NMC registration. The examiner must possess an MSc as a minimum and preferably a doctorate, must have completed a postgraduate qualification in education and must have experience of working on NMC regulated programmes.

For more information or informal enquiries about the BN/BA or MN programmes, please contact Dr Sarah Rhynas, Programme Director, Sarah.Rhynas@ed.ac.uk, to discuss further.