Dr. Moira O'Donovan Perpetual Award launched 2024

9 Jan 2024
Annual Perpetual Awards located in Brookfield foyer outside G.04

Moira's mantra of ‘Small is Beautiful’ is doing the small but meaningful intervention with a person in distress and so making the difference.

Dr Moira O’Donovan began her nursing career in 1982 when she commenced Psychiatric nurse training in Fairview Hospital, Dublin followed by her General Nursing training in 1987. She practiced in Dublin, London, Perth, and Melbourne but ultimately returned to her native Cork. It was her immense clinical experience that was the cornerstone of her teaching and learning which she shared with undergraduate and post graduate students over many years. As a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Moira was influential and progressed mental health nursing education since joining the school in 2000

Moira had a keen interest in supporting students to be the very best healthcare communicators possible and her work in this area is an important legacy. She instilled hope, empathy, and compassion in her teaching practices, and she impacted every student through her strong connection with service user and advocacy fora.

The Moira O’Donovan Perpetual Award will be awarded annually to a student graduating from the BSc Nursing and Midwifery programmes who have made a positive difference in championing Mental Health Nursing.

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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