A Career in Nursing and Midwifery


If you would enjoy working with women who are pregnant, new mothers and newborn babies, this could be the career for you. The term 'midwife' means 'with woman'. Midwives provides care and support to women during pregnancy, labour and birth, and to women and their babies following birth. 

Midwives work in partnership with women and build a relationship based on mutual trust, support and collaboration where pregnancy is viewed as part of the natural life cycle as a normal healthy event. Being able to empower and support in the transition from being pregnant to becoming a mother is highly rewarding. 

Midwives can work independently or as part of the health care team. The four-year midwifery degree course teaches you how to develop your midwifery knowledge and skills so that you can provide care in maternity hospitals, midwife-led units and increasingly through the provision of midwife-led services in the community. 

The shift patterns can be very flexible; you can work short or long days, nights or weekends or a combination of all of these.

Midwifery is an internationally recognised profession that offers a rewarding and exciting career at home or abroad.

Once qualified, midwives can diversify and progress their career through continued study at graduate level. This can lead to careers in management, clinical specialist practice, advanced practice, clinical research or teaching at clinical or university level. 

Midwifery could be the career you are waiting for!

Courses in Midwifery

Course Title College/University Website
BSc (Hons) Midwifery Dundalk Institute of Technology DKIT
BSc (Hons) Midwifery Trinity College Dublin TCD
BSc Midwifery University College Cok UCC
BSc (Hons) Midwifery University College Dublin UCD
Bachelor of Midwifery Science University of Galway UG
BSc Midwifery University of Limerick UL

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