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Welcome to the School of Nursing and Midwifery

The School is the largest School of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland with over 80 academic staff and over 200 postgraduate and research students. The School provides a rich environment for postgraduate students with access to staff from a range of professional backgrounds. Academic staff are energetic and innovative healthcare practitioners, academics and researchers with established strengths in the prevention and management of chronic illness, woman and child health, and promoting equality for marginalised groups.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is the leading School in Ireland for national and international nursing, midwifery and healthcare research with the highest number of PhD students in Ireland. In addition, the School has won over €7.6million in competitive research funding from 23 national and international funding bodies in the last five years.


The School of Nursing and Midwifery aims to provide leadership in multi-professional healthcare research, education and practice at local, national and international levels.

  • We strongly support the principle of equal access, and encourage all students and staff to achieve their full potential within an open, liberal and facilitative environment.
  • The ethos of the School is one that sees the patient/client as the primary focus.
  • We seek to make a major contribution to evidence-based, high quality health care on the Island of Ireland and abroad, and will achieve this through excellence in the provision of teaching for pre and post-registration nurses and midwives and in the conduct of world-class research.

The school aims to be known nationally and internationally as an exciting place to work and learn.


Nursing and midwifery practice, rooted in compassion, draws upon extensive knowledge and care experience to provide physical and psychological care of the highest quality. Nurses and midwives will take centre stage in ensuring efficient and effective delivery of accessible, integrated and consumer-driven healthcare, will creatively design health related programming and services and will ensure quality through advocacy, policy-making, service management, education and research.

Some other facts about us

  • The School is one of the leading schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland and has been ranked equal to the top six universities in the UK
  • We are one of only two schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland that have undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in all Nursing disciplines (Children's, General, Intellectual Disability, and Psychiatric nursing) and in Midwifery.
  • 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.
  • Our research expertise is increasingly recognised in the areas of ageing, dementia, women's and childrens health, mental health, cardiovascular disease, intellectual disability, caregiving, end of life and palliative care and substance abuse.

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Last updated 3 June 2014 (Email).