Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria: a. Must be a registered general nurse on the General Nurse Division of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) and b. Currently on the Live Register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) and c. A minimum of 6 months full-time recent clinical nursing practice or equivalent since registration as a general nurse and d. Have a relevant academic qualification, preferably to degree level and e. Satisfy the selection committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

This course is taught by the Trinity School of Nursing and
Midwifery in partnership with The Rotunda Hospital, Dublin
and The Coombe Women’s Hospital, Dublin. The course is
designed to develop midwives with the knowledge, skills and
attitudes necessary to become competent, analytical and
reflective practitioners, thus enabling them to provide care in
a manner that benefits women and their families. The course
will consist of the following modules: Foundation Skills for
Midwifery Practice, Sharing the Woman’s Experience - Social
Theory and Birth, Core Midwifery Practice and Adaptation
in Pregnancy, Midwifery Practice: Pathophysiology and
Unexpected Outcomes of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Midwifery
Research – Evidence for Midwifery Practice, Lactation and
Infant Feeding, Being a Midwife – Personal and Professional
Development, and Bringing it all together. The programme
also comprises a considerable amount of Midwifery Practice.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

Dr. Vivienne Brady
+353-1-896 2692