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Nurse Education Centre

St. Vincent’s University Hospital Nurse Education Centre is one of four Regional Centres under the remit of the HSE/Dublin Mid-Leinster Region.
A Director in collaboration with a Board of Management manages the Centre, which is representative of all health service providers within the East Coast Area. The function of the Centre is to identify the education needs of nurses, target nursing service areas for development and provide and organise accessible, high quality continuing education and professional development programmes for nurses, midwives and allied health care personnel working in the East Coast Area.

Philosophy of the Nurse Education Centre

We believe that our educational environment fosters an attitude of profound respect for the whole person enabling the learner to develop as a person with a sense of responsibility and accountability for his/her own learning. The climate is one of sharing, in which learning is a continuous process for both teacher and learner. Courses provided incorporate not just academic content but also effective learning, personal development and interpersonal skills. This is both for the benefit of the learners themselves, and ultimately for the benefit of patients and clients.

Courses Managed in the Nurse Education Centre for St. Vincent’s University Hospital

1. FETAC — Level 5 Health Care Support Programme (26 day programme)

  • Autumn ’06 group - 30th, 31st Aug; 6th ,7th , 27th ,28th Sept; 4th, 5th Oct; 22nd, 23rd, 29th ,30th Nov.
    2007 - 24th ,25th Jan; 14th ,15th, Feb; 21st, 22nd, Mar; 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, Apr; 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, Jun
  • Spring ’07 group – 28th Feb; 1st, 7th, 8th, Mar; 25th, 26th, Apr; 2nd , 3rd, May; 20th ,21st ,28th Jun; 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, Oct; 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, Nov;
    2008 - 9th, 10th, Jan; 27th, 28th, Feb; 5th, 6th, Mar.

2. Administration of Intravenous Medications Study Day (1 Day Programme)

  • 2007 - 6th Feb; 6th Mar; 3rd Apr; 1st May; 5th Jun; 4th Sept; 2nd Oct; 6th Nov; 11th Dec

3. IV Cannulation/Venepuncture Course (1 day programme)

  • 2006 - 6th Sept; 11th Oct; 1st Nov; 13th Dec;
    2007 -10th Jan; 7th Feb; 7th Mar; 4th Apr; 9th May; 6th Jun

4. Registered Nurses Induction Programme (1/2 day programme)

  • 2006 – 13th Dec
  • 2007 – 7th Feb; 11th Apr; 13th June; 8th Aug; 10th Oct; 12th Dec.

5. Intravenous Assessors Study Day (1/2 Day Programme)

  • 2006 - 22nd Nov; 7th Dec.

6. Information day for Registered Nurses Re FETAC HCA Course (1 day programme)

  • 2006 - 22nd, 29th Aug; 12th Sept; 10th Oct; 14th Nov; 12th Dec.
  • 2007 – 9th Jan; 7th Feb; 13th Mar; 8th May.

7. Return to Nursing Practice (30 days programme)

  • 2006 - 6th November – 15th December

Courses Managed in the Nurse Education Centre - in partnership with University College Dublin

1. Graduate Diploma Courses in Nursing Studies Academic Year; Sept 2006—Sept 2007

  • HDNS - Intensive Care
  • HDNS - Cardio Vascular
  • HDNS - Emergency
  • HDNS - Gastro Intestinal

Courses Managed in the Nurse Education Centre for The Nursing Midwifery Planning and Development Unit

1. Preceptorship Programme(1 Day Programme)

  • 2006 - 11th Oct; 25th Oct; 15th, 29th Nov; 13th Dec.
    2007 - 10th Jan; 14th, 28th Mar; 4th, 18th Apr; 23rd, 30th May.

2. LEO — (Leading an Empowered Organisation) (3 Day Programme)

  • 2006 - 6th,7th, 8th Sept/ 4th, 5th, 6th Oct/ 8th, 9th, 10th Nov.
    2007 - 3rd, 4th 5th Jan; 7th, 8th, 9th Feb; 7th, 8th, 9th Mar; 11th, 12th, 13th Apr; 9th, 10th, 11th May; 6th, 7th, 8th Jun.

Course Facilitated in the Nurse Education Centre, for St. Vincent's University Hospital

  • Induction and Orientation for Overseas Nurses
  • Courses organised by HR Training and Development
  • BScN Reflective Practice
  • Assessing Student Learning (Competency)
  • Preparation for Rostered Service Week
  • FETAC Level 3 Course
  • Miscellaneous Study Days - Multidisciplinary

Contact Details

Margaret Moran
work Tel: 2214873

Teaching Staff

Catherine Walsh
work Tel: 2214854; Bleep: 237
Una Halligan
work Tel: 2214742; Bleep: 187
Margaret Conway
work Tel: 2214838
Orpha Walsh
CNM 2 Acting Nurse Tutor
work Tel: 2214548

Clerical Support

Jennifer Carthy
work Tel: 2214548
Margaret Moriarty
work Tel: 2214716
Grace Ajayi
work Tel: 2214716