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Nurses And Midwives Invited To Participate In Professional Competence Survey
Closing Date Survey 14th March '15

Registered nurses and midwives are being invited to participate in a survey to gather opinions and perspectives on the design of a professional competence scheme.

Under the 2011 Act,  the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) is required to collect evidence to demonstrate continuing professional competence on the part of registered nurses and midwives.  In the future it will be a condition of registration that  nurses and midwives meet the requirements of the professional competence scheme.

The Board is in the process of scoping out what is required.  It has commissioned a study from a group of academics led by  Professor Josephine Hegarty, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery at UCC.  The team includes reresentatives from UCD, NUI Galway, UL and TCD.

The survey, which will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete, seeks feedback on a number of aspects of professional competence, including portfolio assessments, learning plans, monitoring and indicators that could be used by NMBI.

The survey will be open until 14th March 2015.  NMBI is encouraging all registered nurses and midwives to participate in this consultation process. Start the survey now.

Invitation To attend Focus Groups meetings relating to the Development of a Scheme(s) to demonstrate Maintenance of Professional Competence for Nurses and Midwives, full details of Focus Group meets can be found here......

Provisional schedule of dates include:

  • Trinity College Dublin, 6th March 2015 @ 11.00
  • University College Dublin, 6th March 2015 @ 14.00
  • University College Cork, 10th March 2015@ 14.00
  • National University of Ireland Galway, 10th March @ 14.00
  • St. Angela’s College Sligo, 16th March @ 14.00
  • University College Limerick, 16th March 2015 @ 15.00
  • Kerry CNME, Kerry General Hospital 16th March @ 14.00
  • Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, 19th March 2015 @14.30

The focus groups will last for about an hour. If you are interested in participating in a focus group, please email: J.Hegarty@ucc.ie