CUH Nurse Research and Education

CUH Nurse Research and Education:

CUHG Nursing plays a key role in the delivery of academic programmes in association with University College Cork (UCC). We provide world class undergraduate and postgraduate and specialist training programmes in BSc General Nursing, BSc Children’s and Children’s Integrated Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Emergency Medicine Nursing, Nurse Medicinal Prescribing, Nurse Radiological Referral, Advanced Nurse Practitioner pathways and post graduate Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Nursing. Together CUH and UCC have demonstrated a commitment to stimulating a culture of learning and enquiry which has led to the establishment of one of the leading centres for Nurse Education in Ireland and worldwide.

Nurse Practice Development Unit (NPDU)                          

NPDU is responsible for providing quality evidence based clinical placements and internship placements aligned with the Nurse and Midwifery Board of Ireland Requirements and Standards 2023. Our strong academic partnerships help ensure that academic programmes are grounded in clinical reality and that our clinical practitioners remain guided by developments in academia and research. NPDU recognise the need to continually improve the standards of healthcare and the clinical learning environment in order to promote high quality, safe care to patients and support students and staff to achieve their potential. Practice Development projects encompass HIQA standards, Documentation development, Medication management, Evidence Based Care Policies supporting young adult care, adult, older person care and care of children. NPDU support improvements in practice through data monitoring and working collaboratively with other disciplines to deliver a hospital wide calendar of quality improvement drives. Research is promoted through facilitation of national and international conferences annually, including General Nursing, Child and Family Nursing and ANP/CNS conference. Lunch and Learn presents opportunity to share the latest research and developments in clinical practice. Lunch & Learn sessions are interdisciplinary - encouraging nurses, doctors, clinical therapists and other healthcare professionals to share learning together and use this to inform changes in clinical practice. The Magnet4Europe Education Display Information Area (MEDIA) located on the Main Concourse displays research and quality improvement projects, which are rotated on a biannual cycle. We are extremely proud of the excellent work and collaboration with other disciplines in CUH to advance patient outcomes.

Centre of Nurse Education (CNE)

The role of the CNE is primarily to provide continuing professional education, training and development to CUHG registered nurses and other health care personnel, including international recruited adaptee nurses and Healthcare Assistants. The CNE provides clinical teaching, mandatory training and orientation for all CUH nursing staff, and facilitates hospital orientation; mandatory programs; nursing in-services and new equipment training. Clinical education is the heart of professional education in nursing. CNE staff are committed to providing high quality, evidence based education to all stakeholders. The team facilitates first-class accredited educational programmes to assist nurses and other healthcare workers. These evidence based educational programmes are essential for nurses to develop their knowledge, skill and competence, enabling them to deliver excellence and safe patient care, in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.