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Transition Year Programme 2020

The School of Nursing and Midwifery runs a one-week programme for transition year students, taking in 50 students each year. The students will spend two days in a classroom setting in our building on D’Olier Street, where they will learn about the professions of nursing and midwifery from our lecturers and students. In addition, there will be presentations on the services and supports provided for students of Trinity College. A further two days of the programme will be based in our clinical skills labs and teaching rooms based in St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8. The final day of the programme will be a reflection on the week and a tour of the Trinity College campus (weather permitting).

To maximise school participation, only one student per school will be accepted onto the programme in the first round of offers. Students who do not secure a place in the first round will be placed on a waiting list. Should a student who has been offered a place withdraw from the programme, then their place will be offered to those on the waiting list.

Date for Transition Year Programme 2020 
Date to be announced in October 2019

Venues for Transition Year Programme 2020
School of Nursing and Midwifery building, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 
School of Nursing and Midwifery clinical teaching area, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8

Application process for Transition Year Programme 2020
The application form will be made available from this webpage during October 2019. The date and time that the form will be made available for download will be advertised at least two weeks in advance to give students the opportunity to get the additional documents from their school (listed below). The form itself takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis for completed applications only; partial applications will not be processed, and will be returned for resubmission. In order for the application to be processed, the application form must be accompanied by the documentation listed below.

  • Secondary School’s insurance

The insurance policy should state that the employer is indemnified, and not just provide public liability insurance. The policy must be in date at the time of application: if the policy expires prior to the commencement of the TY programme, an updated policy should be submitted as soon as it is available.

  • Letter from School

The letter should confirm that, in the event of being offered a place, they are willing to release the student to attend.

Submission of applications
Applications forms and the additional documentation must be submitted at the same time. Incomplete applications will be returned to the sender for resubmission.

Email: applications should be sent as attachments to Jeni Ryan

Post: applications should be posted to
Jeni Ryan
Transition Year Co-ordinator
School of Nursing & Midwifery         
Trinity College Dublin                         
24 D'Olier Street                                          
Dublin 2                                                      
D02 T283  

By hand: applications may be handed into the School of Nursing and Midwifery Reception Office for the attention of Jeni Ryan. The Reception Office is open Mon-Fri 9am – 1pm and 2pm-5pm

Closing date for application
The closing date for submission of application for the 2020 TY programme will be notified once the date for the programme has been set.














Students from the 2016 Transition Year programme

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