Welcome to the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queens University Belfast. The School delivers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the disciplines of nursing and midwifery. As a School within the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, we are uniquely positioned to offer an innovative approach to interprofessional education using the latest technologies in simulated learning. We pride ourselves on offering programs that integrate theory and clinical practice, preparing our students to be sought after practitioners capable of delivering care around the globe. Our training partners include internationally-recognised clinical institutions, and ambulatory and community care services. Our students benefit from teaching by staff actively engaged in areas of speciality practice, and with the support of a personal tutoring scheme. There are numerous opportunities for student exchanges with our international partners and the School supports students to undertake activities of benefit to the broader Northern Ireland community.
Our research excellence is evidenced by our return in the 2008 RAE. With a multidisciplinary approach to our programs of research in the fields of maternal and child health and evaluation of complex interventions we are known for our PhD research training program conducted by internationally recognised researchers.
I invite you to explore the School’s website for information on our teaching and learning, our research activities and the facilities and supports we offer. You are welcome to contact staff for further information or general inquiries.
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.
To prepare internationally recognised graduates for roles that enhance the health and wellbeing
of society and to demonstrate leadership in advancement of the disciplines of nursing and
• Produce exceptional graduates with a sound knowledge and understanding of their
contribution to health and wellbeing. Our graduates will demonstrate leadership and
innovation, be attuned to diversity, and be active in the local and global communities
• Maintain excellence and equity in nursing and midwifery education through the provision
of accessible quality education programs which are responsive to current health care
• Inspire nurses and midwives to fully engage in knowledge generation and translation to
ensure the delivery of high quality care
• Encourage and support the development of career researchers to make a significant
contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of society
• Enhance the contribution of nurses and midwives to inter-professional education,
research and practice
• Foster strong relationships with service providers and users
• Engage with the community by providing leadership and service through participation in
• Forge strong international teaching, practice and research collaborations that will
contribute to Millennium Development Goals
• Promote a workplace that fosters collegiality and academic excellence amongst all staff
The School provides educational programmes, which are:
Within this context the School aims to:
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: