Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Ms Rosemarie Derwin

  • Rosemarie DerwinRole: Programme Director and Lecturer
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  • Professional qualifications: Registered General Nurse and Registered Nurse Tutor
  • Academic qualifications: BNS (Hons), MSC, PGDip Haematological Nursing

Current research

Current projects
  • Cochrane protocol - Hydrocolloid dressings for donor sites of split thickness skin grafts
  • Cochrane Systematic Review -Hydrocolloid dressings for donor sites of split thickness skin grafts
  • PhD - Using smart technology in dressings to monitor pH in wounds
  • Assessing Generic Nursing Competencies at King Abdullah Medical City: The Impact of Competency Training Program (2017)

Publications and presentations

  • O'Connor, T., Saleh, U., Afaneh, T., Moore, Z., Patton, D., & Derwin, R. The use of a Competence Fair to validate nursing competence. Nurse Education Today, 57, 1-7. doi: (2017)

  • An exploration of registered nurses perceptions and experiences of preceptorship in the acute clinical setting (MMUH 2003).
  • Joint coordination of 'Care of the Older Persons' Master Class: Skin Integrity (2016).
  • Organised and co-chaired 'Care of the Older Persons Conference' (Beaumont 2014).
  • Organised and chaired a Multicultural Conference (MMUH 2005).


  • IRC and Enterprise Ireland, 2016 €68,930

Teaching and Research Supervision

  • Programme Director for Postgraduate Diploma programmes in association with Beaumont Hospital: Emergency nursing, coronary care nursing, operating theatre nursing, intensive care nursing, neuroscience nursing, gerontological nursing, renal nursing, cancer care/cervical screening.
  • Module leader for Leadership and Management – BSc Nursing Management
  • Module leader for Human Resources and Employee Relation – BSc Nursing Management

  • MSc Dissertation students.