Carolyn Donohoe

Carolyn Donohoe is NMBI’s interim CEO, having joined the organisation in 2021. 

She is a registered nurse with extensive experience in multiple nursing roles including as Clinical Facilitator and Clinical Nurse Manager 3 (CNM3) in Critical Care, Nursing Practice Development Coordinator and Directorate Nurse Manager for Perioperative Services in St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. A keen advocate of education and continuous professional development, her post-graduate qualifications include a Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing, a Master’s in Nursing Education, and a Professional Diploma in Business Strategy, Innovation and Change. More recently, her studies have focused on leadership in regulation at an international level. 

Since joining NMBI as Director of Education, Policy and Standards, she has led change in the organisation’s approach to regulatory site inspections, focussing on the balance between academic and clinical components of programmes. She has updated a number of important resources that set standards and requirements for nursing and midwifery education and practice. Her work with the Education Department has ensured that our guidance materials are relevant for todays healthcare environment and that the outputs provide a clear road map for safe effective practice, for the benefit of both the public and the professions. As part of the Department of Health’s Expert Review on Nursing and Midwifery, she is the chairperson of the Implementation Action Group for Education and Professional Development.

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