School of Nursing and Midwifery
National and International profile
The Schools national and international position may be gauged by the numbers of nurses and midwives successfully educated for clinical practice and research roles, its influence through the positioning of graduates in health and social care administrative and policy making roles, and development and dissemination of evidence-based practices to improve care.
We are one of only two Nursing and Midwifery Schools in Ireland that have the midwifery profession and all nursing disciplines represented at undergraduate level.
- We graduate approximately 200 nurses and 60 midwives per year, and graduates of the School are in senior management and advanced clinical practice positions nationally and internationally.
- We collaborate with 12 partner hospitals and health and social care partners and are actively involved in the development of care practices and cutting edge models of service delivery including the movement of care to the community and home.
- Our staff serve on local, regional and national care planning committees and taskforces, nursing and midwifery professional associations and on the boards of relevant health care, nursing and midwifery journals.
- We include nurses and midwives from partner health care providers, advocates and the consumers of services in many of our own School committees, in the delivery of teaching and in the design of research.
Our research expertise is increasingly recognised in the areas of ageing, dementia, women's and children's health, mental health, cardiovascular disease, intellectual disability, caregiving, end of life and palliative care and substance abuse.