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Strategic review
The Faculty Board has completed
a five-year strategic plan for the
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
with the assistance of PwC
(PricewaterhouseCoopers). The plan
incorporates a Faculty governance
review to identify the most appropriate
governance model for Nursing &
Midwifery. Implementation of the plan
will proceed in September 2014 with
academic programmes moving to the
School of Nursing and Midwifery. The
Faculty will initiate development of a
Professional Competency Programme
with a view to becoming a leading
provider of CPD programmes. This
new role will be one of a range of core
activities including: the protection of
the Faculty's heritage of excellence in
nursing and midwifery education, the
maintenance of financial autonomy of
the Faculty and the enhancement of
Faculty of Nursing governance. Key
objectives will include:

delivery of programmes required by the
Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board:
a sustained increase in the number of
nurses pursuing Fellowships in Nursing
and Midwifery;
further development of the Annual
Research Conference and, specifically,
expansion of coverage of international
nursing and health science research;
delivery of a comprehensive CPD
40th Anniversary initiative
The Faculty appointed Dr. John Adams,
a Nurse Historian and Fellow, to co-write,
along with Professor Carney, Dean, and
Thomas Kearns, Executive Director, a
commemorative history of the Faculty.
The Faculty recorded a series of six
interviews with senior leaders and
influencers in the profession of nursing
and midwifery during May 2014. These
interviews explore the Faculty's past,
present and future and will be made
available on the College website.
The anniversary celebrations will climax
in late 2014 with a gala commemorative
event on October 29.
International Nursing & Midwifery
Research & Education Conference
The 33rd Annual International Nursing
& Midwifery Research & Education
Conference took place in RCSI on
February 19 and 20, 2014. Organised
and run by the Faculty Board with the
support of the School of Nursing, the
conference featured over a hundred
research presentations and was attended
by delegates from 18 countries.
In the ever-changing healthcare
environment, nursing and midwifery
research is vital. An array of research has
been carried out by the Faculty Board
Members on subjects such as ICU,
Maternity, Advanced Practice, and Health
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the faculty of nursing & midwifery and,
appropriately, also marks a year of significant progress and development for both
the faculty of nursing and midwifery and the school of nursing and midwifery.
One of the most respected and longest-serving providers of nurse education in
Ireland, the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery which has ensured that wide-ranging,
relevant programmes of education are available for nurses from a variety of clinical
nursing specialties is entering a new phase in its development.
Professor Zena Moore
Head of School of Nursing & Midwifery
Professor Marie Carney Dean of
Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery