A welcome from the Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery
Located in the state-of-the-art Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, and only a few minutes’ walk from University College Cork's main campus and vibrant city centre, our School offers students the best possible nursing and midwifery education for a dynamic and rewarding career.
The School offers an undergraduate programme in four branches of nursing: general, integrated children’s and general, intellectual disability and mental health. A direct entry undergraduate programme in midwifery is also offered. In addition, a range of postgraduate, clinical specialist and advanced programmes are offered, all delivered by our staff who are leading experts in their fields. We offer continuing professional development (CPD) modules, designed to meet your individual lifelong learning needs, with an emphasis on flexible approaches to study which can be built upon at every stage of your career.
We are proud of our first class teaching resources, exemplified by our technology enhanced simulation laboratory and our close partnerships with Ireland's largest and foremost teaching hospitals. For our nursing and midwifery international students, UCC is ranked within the top 2% of universities in the world for its supportive services and facilities, not to mention social life.
Our research programme upholds an agenda of excellence in both the teaching of the core principles underpinning research, and in research collaborations with our national and international partners, as well as undertaking research of the very highest quality. Our research programmes are designed to enhance the lives of patients/clients and other service users and improve health outcomes and healthcare delivery.
About the School of Nursing and Midwifery
The Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery is recognised as one of the most progressive and avant-garde schools in Ireland. The continued annual increase in applications from high-achieving applicants to the various pre-registration programmes ensures that the School remains one of the most competitive Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in the country.
The School itself is located within the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex (BHSC) off College road, and is a spacious leafy quarter in the University Campus that is also home to the School of Medicine and the School of Clinical Therapies (Occupational Therapy and Speech & Hearing Science). The Schools of Pharmacy and Dentistry are located only a few minutes' walk away.
The School is also in close proximity to the main maternity hospital in Cork, CUMH, as well as to the many general hospitals where students undertake their clinical practice placements throughout the year.
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