The School of Nursing and Midwifery has established strong international links with partner universities, which provides our staff and students with a range of international experiences.

Our international strategy focuses on four main areas: 

  • Student experience
  • Staff experience
  • School's contribution to the world
  • School's outward orientation

The School of Nursing and Midwifery introduced an international experience to the Bachelor of Nursing Science (General) programme in 2003 - one of the first nursing schools in Ireland to offer an international experience as part of this undergraduate programme. Currently, students studying the Bachelor of Nursing Science (General) or Bachelor of Nursing Science (Psychiatric) can choose to undertake a four-week service learning placement in Zambia or Tanzania. 

 The School has also established links with three universities in the United States of America - Fairfield University Connecticut in 2003, Villanova University Pennsylvania in 2005 and Case Western Reserve University Cleveland in 2010. These connections provide study abroad opportunities for undergraduate nursing students.

Students studying the Bachelor of Nursing Science (General) programme also have the opportunity to attend Sant Joan de Deu, Adscrita al Universitat de Barcelona under the ERASMUS programme.