Midwifery - Advanced Practice

University of Limerick

Midwifery - Advanced Practice

Theory and practice are integrated throughout the programme. The programme offers a range of modules supporting the development of an advanced practitioner who is innovative at assessing and managing care in partnership with women takes responsibility for decisions made, is research active is women centred and an active member of the multiprofessional team. Modules NM6003 and NM6004 Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum (Midwifery) 1 and 2 modules whereby students are practice based, as part of the normal working week and supervised by mentors as agreed in a service led agreement with HSE partners.

The PGD in Advanced practice (Midwifery), meets the educational pathway as laid down by the Department of Health, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Advanced Practice (Midwifery) Standards and Requirements and University of Limerick for registration as an Advanced Midwife Practitioner and Registered Midwife Prescriber (RMP).

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Year 1
Autumn Semester
• Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance
• Advanced Practice Decision Making for Health Professionals

Spring/Summer Semester
• Professional, Ethical, Legal And Interprofessional Dimensions To Nurse/Midwife Prescribing and practicum
• Drug Action And Prescribing and practicum NM6002 Advanced Health Assessment (9 credits)
• Clinical Practicum 1 & 2 In Nurse/Midwife Prescribing

Year 2
Autumn Semester
• Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum (Midwifery) 1

Spring/Summer Semester
• Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum (Midwifery) 2

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
• Have a minimum of an MSc degree in Nursing/ Midwifery.

• Hold active Midwife registration on a division of the professional register maintained by the NMBI.

• Provide evidence of support from an employer.

• Must provide nomination and confirmation of a clinical and professional mentor supervision (completed Site Declaration Forms).

Applicants must comply with current minimum entry requirements for admission to the programme of education for nurse/midwife prescribing; the candidate must have three years' recent post registration clinical experience (this must be within the past five years) with the equivalent of one-year full-time experience in the specific area of practice.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at www.ul.ie
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

What to Include with your Application:
- Qualification transcripts and certificates

- A copy of your birth certificate or passport

- If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

- If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


2 years part-time.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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