Midwifery - Advanced Practice Midwifery

1. Students who successfully complete this programme are eligible to apply to NMBI to register as an RAMP.

2. Advanced practice has been defined as ‘a continuum along which practitioners develop their professional knowledge, clinical reasoning, clinical judgement, skills, and behaviours to higher levels of capability that is recognisable’ (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia 2014).

3. You would like to gain the knowledge and skills to influence behaviour change at the individual and population level.

Subjects taught

Course Modules

Year One

Decision Making, and Advanced Practice Professional Roles
Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance
Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals
Year Two

Advanced Health Assessment Pharmacology and Medicinal Prescribing
Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues of Nurse and Midwife Prescribing
Clinical Practicum

Entry requirements

For midwives seeking admission to the MSc in Midwifery (Advanced Practice Midwifery), applicants are required to:

Have a minimum of an honours primary degree in midwifery or equivalent

Hold current active registration on the midwives division of the professional register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)

Comply with current minimum entry requirements for admission to the programme of education for midwife prescribing, and must have three years’ recent post-registration clinical experience in nursing/midwifery (this must be within the past five years) with the equivalent of ‘one year’ full time experience in the specific area of clinical practice.

A copy of current NMBI registrations (e.g., RGN, RM, RNP, RNID, RPN, PHN, RCN as required) (NMBI 2017 & 2018).

Evidence of academic achievements including copies of all academic transcripts from completed educational courses.

Copies of official awards (parchments) from completed educational courses.

Evidence of current clinical specialist area.

A completed Site Declaration Form signed by the Director of Midwifery and Medical Mentor.

Provide evidence of support from an employer and completed Site Declaration Forms containing confirmation of a clinical supervisor who will provide supervision, support and learning opportunities, including shadowing opportunities to gain the required competencies and clinical competence to practice at an advanced level in midwifery (including midwife prescribing).


2 years, part-time (MSc); 1 year, full-time (PDip).

Enrolment dates

Next start date September 2024

Closing Date
No set closing date. Offers are made on a continuous basis.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Graduates will be autonomous practitioners, who are clinically competent and skilled in the delivery of high-quality, direct care to a specific client group. The Advanced Midwife Practitioner will provide care for mothers, babies and their families in all settings during a very special time, in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, according to agreed scope of practice guidelines. Graduates, equipped with such knowledge and advanced skills will be eligible to apply to the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) for registration as a Registered Advanced Midwife Practitioner (RAMP).

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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