Post-registration nursing and midwifery: standards and requirements
The purpose of these standards and requirements is to provide guidance for the development of flexible and innovative programmes/units of learning for educational providers for the development of post-registration nursing and midwifery programmes/units of learning. These include Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Health Care Providers, and regional centres for nursing and midwifery education and other stakeholders.
Nursing and midwifery post-registration programmes/units of learning must be developed within the context of the regulations of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and the National Framework of Qualifications.
The educational providers involved in the development and delivery of post-registration nursing and midwifery education programmes/units of learning are required to submit a detailed curriculum document, reflective of units of learning, in the pursuit of appropriate awards as depicted in the National Framework of Qualifications to the relevant awarding bodies for validation/accreditation and to the NMBI for approval.
These standards and requirements will assist the development of such submissions and provide a framework aimed at ensuring that the highest national standards for post-registration nursing and midwifery education programmes/units of learning are maintained.
This document outlines:
- Process for approval
- Guidance for programme teams
- Submission criteria
- Standards for nursing post-registration programmes
- Standards for midwifery post-registration programmes
Post registration nursing and midwifery programmes: standards and requirements
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