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School of Nursing & Midwifery
The School of Nursing & Midwifery Academic Year 2014/2015 will commence in early September.
The School and Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery are the longest serving provider of post graduate nursing and midwifery education in Ireland.
We provide programmes across the spectrum of nursing and midwifery specialities and we aim to accommodate both students who wish to follow short learning courses and those wishing to pursue study to formal award levels. We have long established partnerships with a number of large hospitals and health service agencies for the development and delivery of clinically focused education.
Taking into account the needs of busy healthcare professionals, all of our programmes are delivered using a blended learning approach. This involves a mix of traditional classroom based teaching with online computer-mediated learning thereby increasing accessibility and allowing students to control the pace of learning themselves. We also collaborate with other departments of the college for multidisciplinary education and research purposes.
Our active funded research agenda, in range of clinically focused areas, is translated into our education programmes ensuring a solid evidence based approach.
Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
The college also has a Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery which provides fellowship opportunities for registered nurses and also hosts the Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference.
In 2007 the Minister for Health and Children introduced legislation allowing nurses and midwives in certain circumstances and subject to certain criteria to be allowed prescriptive authority. In 2007 the first education programmes preparing nurses and midwives for this new role began at RCSI and to date we have offered 3 programmes per year beginning in January, April and October, funded by the HSE through the Office of the Nursing Services Director.
The application process for Nurse Prescribing is closed for April 2014. This link will re-open in June for the October 2014 intake.