Wednesday, 15 June 2022

NMBI’s Inaugural Summer Series

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) is set to co-host five Summer Series events at five different college campuses next month.

As part of its remit NMBI’s Education, Policy and Standards Department oversees undergraduate and postgraduate courses in education bodies across Ireland.

This June NMBI is taking its drive for even better standards on the road outside Dublin and is jointly hosting five different Summer Series conversations at five college campuses. Each event will focus on a division of the NMBI Register, the future for nurses and midwives in those divisions and the educational opportunities for our healthcare professionals. The focus at each event will be on the professions, the challenges ahead and the opportunities to embrace change.

NMBI’s early evening events are being held at:

  • University College Cork (UCC) - Tuesday, June 7 - Children’s Nursing
  • University College Limerick (UCL) - Wednesday, June 8 - Midwifery
  • Technological University Shannon, Athlone (TUS Athlone) - Tuesday, 15 June - General Nursing
  • St. Angela’s College, Sligo - Wednesday, June 15 - Intellectual Disability Nursing
  • Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Letterkenny - Thursday, June 16 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

The campus venues and times for the events will be confirmed in the coming weeks and shared on our website for all interested groups.

NMBI Director of Education, Policy and Standards, Carolyn Donohoe, said the Summer Series has been designed to facilitate  open conversations with the different divisions of the Register.

“We will have panel discussions, an interview with an inspirational leader in the field and a question-and-answer sessions with the audience at each evening event,” said Ms Donohoe.

“The Summer Series is a wonderful opportunity to take NMBI outside Dublin to regional college campuses; to discuss new innovations in nursing/midwifery and to examine how our professions can adapt and change in the years ahead for the betterment of health service users.

“We are extremely grateful to all five colleges who have embraced the idea and are working with us to deliver these events. Senior NMBI staff members will be in attendance, listening to our professionals about how they work now in 2022 and how they hope to work into the future.”

Location: St. Angela's College, Sligo