Travelling to Placement

Travelling to placement

*Please note that it is your parent hospital ALO (Allocations Liaison Officer) and NOT the Allocations Office UCC that deals with the payment of travel expenses. Therefore, if you have any queries relating to travel or accommodation allowances, please contact your ALO (ALO contact details can be found by clicking here).

 The diversity of placement requirements and the geographical spread of placement sites will mean that regardless of where you live, or which programme you are registered on, travelling to clinical placement areas will be required at various stages of your nursing or midwifery programme.  This is to ensure students meet the required clinical instruction, set out by the NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland). 

Typically travel will be within the Munster region.  Some of our clinical partners include, but are not limited to, Mallow General Hospital (MGH), University Hospital Kerry (UHK), University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and Tipperary University Hospital (TUH). There are also several elective placement opportunities in Dublin and with our Erasmus partners throughout Europe.

The Allocations Office in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and our Clinical Partners have mechanisms in place to ensure equity in relation to students travelling e.g. preferred placement submissions and student rotation. 

 Please read the information and links below. If you have any further queries, please contact the Allocations Office.

 The particular requirements of your programme will determine the nature and sequence of your placements.  They can be in a number of settings, including:

·        Hospital based such as a ward, outpatients department or operating theatres

·        Community based with a Public Health Nurse or Practice Nurse

·        Day care based, such as a special school or a day care centre

·        Residential based, such as group homes.

Placement planning and arrangement is highly complex. Therefore, finalised placements will not be changed unless extenuating circumstances prevail.


School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Brookfield Health Sciences Complex College Road Cork, Ireland , T12 AK54