External Examiner: Master Advanced Nursing, Master Advanced Nursing (online), Master of Nursing & PgCert Neurological Rehabilitation and Ca

Opening Date:
8 Sep 2023
Closing Date:
2 Oct 2023
Salary Range:

The Nursing Studies team seeks to appoint a new External Examiner to support assessment, development and quality assurance on our two Masters Advanced Nursing programmes, our 2-year Master of Nursing with Pre-Registration and our PgCert Neurological Rehabilitation and Care SCQF level 11 courses.

The MSc programmes (SCQF level 11) offer advanced study for nurses working within a national and/ or global context to enhance practice at the local level. The programmes are designed with students’ career prospects in mind offering students the flexibility to shape their programme according to their career aspirations in developing their careers in education, research, leadership or clinical practice (online only).

The Master of Nursing students follow a 2-year pre-registration programme at both SCQF level 10 and 11. This compact two year programme brings students from a range of undergraduate disciplinary backgrounds together to address both the academic and clinical requirements of a pre-registration nursing curriculum.

The Masters programmes share core courses that are delivered both on-campus and online.
Courses draw on current theory, practice, research and innovation in nursing, health and social care and aim at developing students’ critical understanding of contemporary healthcare. The programmes are designed to develop students’ skills of being professional and critically reflective practitioners that can deliver evidence-based practice within a local and international context.

More information about each programme is available here:
MSc on campus:

MSc online:


PgCert Neurological Rehabilitation and Care:

The Nursing Studies team is seeking to appoint an External Examiner to join our existing Examiners from January 2024. The appointment would be for a three-to-five-year period of tenure. You would be required to review work from a range of courses, practice learning documentation and postgraduate dissertations.
Nominations are invited for this vacancy from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who hold an NMC registration. The examiner must possess a Doctorate and must have completed a postgraduate qualification in education.

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact the following programme directors:
MSc on campus: Dr Susanne Kean, Susanne.Kean@ed.ac.uk
MSc online and PgCert Neurological Rehabilitation and Care: Dr Colin Chandler, Colin.Chandler@ed.ac.uk
MN: Dr Sarah Rhynas, Sarah.Rhynas@ed.ac.uk

For a formal application, please send your letter of application and your CV to HR:

Closing date for nominations: 2 October 2023