Dean of Nursing & Midwifery: Dr Martin McNamara
UCD Nursing & Midwifery Courses
Do you love working with and for the benefit of people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds?
If you want a rewarding and respected career with great employment and travel opportunities, then Nursing or Midwifery could be for you. These are dynamic professions offering enormous variety and challenges, and you never stop learning.
At UCD, you will also have a unique opportunity to engage in hands-on clinical practice at one of our specialist partner hospitals, including St Vincent’s Healthcare Group (incorporating St Michael’s Hospital), the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, the National Maternity Hospital, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital and Saint John of God Hospital.
On successful completion of the programme, students will receive their UCD degree and be eligible for registration with the professional body, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
Why UCD Nursing & Midwifery?
- Developments in healthcare are transforming the roles of nurses and midwives, leading to new and exciting career opportunities. The UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems has developed innovative programmes to prepare our graduates to respond to these changes and to meet evolving patient care needs in areas such as cancer care, palliative care, diabetes and emergency or critical care.
- Our state-of-the-art facilities include top-class clinical skills laboratories with interactive video equipment, and you’ll be guided by academics who are experts in their field. You will also gain vital clinical experience at our renowned clinical partner sites.
- By choosing to study with us, you become part of a greater community of people working together, through practice, research and education, to shape the future of nursing and midwifery in Ireland and abroad.
First Year Experience in UCD Nursing & Midwifery?
As a first year UCD student nurse or midwife you will receive all the support you need to enjoy your first taste of college life. From your first day on the programme you will be assigned a personal tutor, a member of academic staff who will give advice and support throughout your course. You will learn from experienced and helpful lecturers and support staff, develop your learning skills and discover how to make full use of information and computer technology. You will meet new friends, join in the many sports clubs and societies, and quickly adapt to college life.
You will learn how to become a professional. This will involve putting on a uniform and walking into a clinical area or maternity unit as a professional person, giving your first injection, recording a person’s blood pressure, changing a wound dressing, helping a person in pain or distress, helping a woman in labour and, above all, feeling proud of yourself at the end of the year for having achieved so much.