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The Department of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to facilitating students’ personal and professional development within a supportive, respectful and flexible environment.

The Department of Nursing and Midwifery is very proud of its extensive range of postgraduate programmes, which attract students from all over Ireland and beyond. Through innovative approaches to teaching and learning, we provide our students with the very best opportunities and supports to pursue their studies in order to become safe, effective, skilled and knowledgeable professional practitioners of nursing or midwifery. 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.

With staff from a range of professional and disciplinary backgrounds, the Department of Nursing and Midwifery provides a rich environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The University offers a wide variety of student resources, including world-class library facilities and a range of student supports.

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The academic year is divided into two semesters. Semester 1 normally runs from September to December, and Semester 2 normally runs from January to May.

Blended Learning

All of the department’s postgraduate programmes use blended learning. **Blended learning is a teaching strategy that involves a combination of on-campus days and online teaching and learning. It enables students to access course material online anytime, on or off campus. Blended learning provides flexibility and accessible development opportunities for registered nurses and midwives with family and work commitments. In that regard attendance is required on campus for six or seven days per semester for level 9 programmes, including the level 9 continuous professional development modules. Furthermore, through the use of technology, blended learning offers opportunities for learners to assume greater independence in their learning.

Academic Support

There is a dedicated lead lecturer on each programme. The course director or lead lecturer will answer any queries you might have before you come to the University and while you are a student. During the programme, support is provided  by lecturers on an ongoing basis by phone, email, online lectures and at drop-in clinics.

Clinical Relevance to Practice

A significant feature of these programmes is their direct relevance to clinical practice. Programme content is designed to empower students with knowledge and skills to deliver evidence-based nursing and midwifery care in the clinical practice setting. The elective choices offer students the opportunity to select modules relevant to their own practice and develop their knowledge and understanding in order to support patient care.

Garda Clearance

All postgraduate nursing programmes that contain a clinical practicum will require students to have Garda clearance.