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About Us

Established in 1991, the School provides a range of innovative programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, which prepare nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals for leadership roles in clinical care, teaching, management and research. With approximately 3,500 students, the School has one of the most extensive portfolios of programmes of any nursing and midwifery school in the UK or Ireland.

The overall vision of the School is to provide a learning community committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and practice that contributes to local and global efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of society. In doing so, we seek to prepare internationally recognised graduates for roles that enhance the health and wellbeing of society and to demonstrate leadership in the advancement of the disciplines of nursing and midwifery.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s was ranked 19th in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008.

Quality Assurance

The School was judged as "excellent" in teaching by the Quality Assurance Agency and commended, in particular, for support and guidance given to students. The School's strategy is to support scholarship and education with simultaneous development of clinical skills and to continuously improve the quality of our students' educational experience. The method by which this is achieved is twofold.

First, quality management procedures involve internal and external monitoring and analysis, with emphasis on students' and external examiners' views.

Second, quality enhancement involves dissemination of good practice, peer review of teaching and staff development. In accordance with University policy:

  • A module must be reviewed every time it is taught
  • A pathway must be reviewed annually
  • The subject area must be reviewed once every five years.