Nursing Practice Development
The Nursing Practice Development team facilitates and guides both pre-registered nursing students and post-registration nurses, in their endeavour to learn and improve their practice. The department focuses on developing and supporting staff with evidence-based practice standards to continuously improve patient centred care.
Undergraduate nursing programmes
As a large level 4 academic teaching hospital, we provide excellent clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students. These include General Nursing, the combined Children’s & General Nursing and Mental Health Nursing programmes. Student nurses gain a variety of clinical experiences in acute adult nursing, as part of an integrated programme within St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group, in collaboration with University College Dublin. An experienced team of clinical placement coordinators support the students on site and help clinical staff to provide a positive learning environment and culture of continuous education.
New nursing staff, graduates and healthcare assistants starting in the hospital are provided with a dedicated orientation, followed by a variety of supportive induction programmes. Innovative practice support programmes are also provided for nursing candidates undertaking Overseas Adaptation, and general nurses Upskilling to Practice in the Acute Hospital Setting.
The department is available for frontline staff with clinical queries, and we endeavour to address their learning needs and guide them in the right direction. We have a wealth of up-to-date clinical policies, guidelines and procedures, which are evidence-based and available on all computers hospital-wide. There is full access to a comprehensive healthcare library on site.
There are opportunities for clinical staff to take on fixed term project work and develop an entirely new range of skills. Current projects include the Careful Nursing Philosophy & Professional Practice Model, Standardised Nursing Languages, Care-planning and Shift Handovers.
Continuous professional development opportunities
The Nursing Practice Development team provides excellent short skills-based courses and ward based learning sessions and support.
For more information on all the programmes provided visit the NEPD Prospectus, July 2020
Other useful contact details
|Mary Ryder||Director of Nursing Education and Practice Developmentfirstname.lastname@example.org||(01) 221 4873|
|Lisa Murphy||CNM3email@example.com||(01) 221 4023|
|Simone Gray||CNM2firstname.lastname@example.org||(01)221 4967|
|Julie Anne Hervas||CNM2||Ja.email@example.com||(01)2214268|
|Geraldine Ryan||CNM2, Overseas Co-Ordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(01)2214411|
|Sue Markey||Quality Co-Ordinator for Nursingemail@example.com||(01)221 4394|
|Patricia Hogan||CPCfirstname.lastname@example.org||(01)221 4027|
|Colette Farrell||CPCemail@example.com||(01)221 4024|
|Mercy Appathurai||CPCfirstname.lastname@example.org||(01)221 4874|
|Brenda Lowry||CPCemail@example.com||(01)221 4874|
|Deirdre Quinn||CPCfirstname.lastname@example.org||(01)221 4978|
|Orla McEntaggart||CPCemail@example.com||(01)221 4251|
|Amy Maher||CPCfirstname.lastname@example.org||(01)221 3378|
|Nicola Boyle||CPCemail@example.com||(01)221 4838|
|Karen Denver||Student Allocations Liaison Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(01)2214025|
|Michelle Butler||Student Allocations Liaison Officeremail@example.com||(01)2214484|
|Suzanne Earls||Resuscitation Training Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(01)2214456|
|Geraldine O’Reilly||Resuscitation Training Officer||G.OReillyBolger@svhg.ie||(01)2214472|
|Deirdre O’Riordan||Mandatory training Administratoremail@example.com||(01)221 4039|
Department Administrator – Ana Moreno
tel: (01) 221 4716
Opposite Clinical Services Building
St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Mon/Fri: 08.00 – 16.00
Tue/Wed/Thu: 08.00 – 16.30