Review of Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery Degree Programmes

Update March 2012

The Review Group has completed a consultation process involving submissions, focus groups and stakeholder meetings.

The Consultation Report is now available here.


The Department of Health has commenced a review of the undergraduate nursing and midwifery degree programmes in order to establish their efficiency and effectiveness in preparing nurses and midwives to practice in the Irish healthcare system now and into the future. The undergraduate degree programmes have been in place since 2002 for nursing (general, psychiatric and intellectual disability nursing) and 2006 for midwifery and the integrated children and general programmes. Undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes should deliver graduates who are educated and prepared to practice in a modern health service contributing to effective service delivery.