Minister opens the New School of Nursing at Trinity
Mr. Brian Lenihan, TD, Minister for Children at the Department of Health and Children officially opened the new School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin today. The School, which is located in the old Bord Gais building on D’Olier St, will accommodate 932 undergraduate nursing degree students in the disciplines of general, psychiatric and mental handicap nursing.
The new undergraduate nursing degree programme commenced in thirteen third-level sites, among them Trinity College Dublin, in 2002. In relation to the new programme, Minister Lenihan commented that it “offers yet another vital step in the professional development of nursing”.
The government provided capital funding of over €240 million nationally for the nursing degree programme, of which almost €32 million was approved for the new School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin. Minister Lenihan noted, “This funding was provided to ensure an optimum learning environment for nursing students in Trinity through the provision of purpose-built facilities with state of the art clinical skills and human science laboratories. I have no doubt that the new School of Nursing and Midwifery here at Trinity will fulfil just such a role and prove a haven for learning for both current and future generations”.