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25 Years of Nursing & Midwifery UCC Book Launch

5 Dec 2019

Professor Geraldine McCarthy and Professor Josephine Hegarty with the help of staff of the School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC co-authored “Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork: 25 years - Origins to 2019

Professor Geraldine McCarthy and Professor Josephine Hegarty with the help of staff of the School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC co-authored a text book which outlines how health care and nurse and midwifery education evolved in an Irish context with a particular focus on the developments in the Cork region and the formation of a Department of Nursing in 1994.  The book is titled: “Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork: 25 years - Origins to 2019”. The book is organised around five key sections including: the context within which nursing and nurse education developed; the call for change: Commission in Nursing, establishment of the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery;  the school within UCC and development of undergraduate and post graduate education; the student experience; and research and scholarship. Reflections by the three Heads of School are provided with perspectives on the Future of the School outlined. The book was launched on the 27th November 2019 with students from the first class of Public Health Nursing in attendance as well as colleagues from across the University,  wider Health Services and key partner organisations.

The “Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork: 25 years - Origins to 2019” is available for purchase in hard-back from

Ms. Regina Murphy   -  regina.murphy@ucc.ie

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