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Sponsorship for the Nurse and Midwife Referral for Radiological Procedures Education Programme

Sponsorship is available for nurses and midwives who want to undertake the education programme to extend their scope of practice to refer for radiological procedures.

The programme is a level 8 special purpose award on the National Framework of Qualifications. The programme consists of theoretical content assessed by a series of written exams.

Who can apply

To apply for this programme you must:

  • be currently registered in a division of the NMBI Register be actively registered as a RGN or RCN with NMBI
  • be nominated by your director of nursing based on service need
  • be employed by the voluntary or statutory services of the HSE
  • be practicing in a designated clinical area where nurse referral of patients for radiological procedures is established or in the process of being established
  • have a minimum of 1 year post-registration experience in the designated area of clinical practice
  • have clinical governance arrangements are in place through a Local Implementation Group/Radiation Safety Committee
  • have a designated clinical supervisor, who is a Registered Medical Practitioner.

The Minimum entry requirements for admission to nurse education programmes for nurse authority to refer persons for medical radiological procedures are as follows:

Students for the:

Nurse Education Programme for Authority to Refer Adults and Children for Medical Radiological Procedures

must be registered as a nurse in the NMBI Register.

Nurse Education Programme for Authority to Refer Adults for Medical Radiological Procedures

must be registered as a nurse in the NMBI Register.

Nurse Education Programme for Authority to Refer Children for Medical Radiological Procedures

must be registered as a nurse and/or a children’s nurse in the NMBI Register.

How to apply

This education programme is available in:

  • Regional Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education Connolly Hospital (Currently on Hold until September 2021)
  • University College Dublin (UCD)

Regional Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education Connolly Hospital applications

To apply for the programme, send a completed application form and a site declaration form signed by your director of nursing to:

Elizabeth Reilly - Programme Coordinator, Regional Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education

Connolly Hospital

Blanchardstown

Dublin 15

Contacts:

Elizabeth Reilly - Programme Coordinator

Phone: 01 646 5425

Email: elizabeth.reilly@hse.ie

or

Vivienne Browne - Director, Regional Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education Connolly Hospital & St. Ita's Campus Portrane

Phone: 01 646 5459

Email: vivienne.browne@hse.ie

UCD applications

Applications are made online, to access the UCD applications system, go to www.ucd.ie/apply and click on “Apply to UCD”.

There is a €50 application fee.

Contact:

Eileen Bohan - Programme Director

Phone: 01 716 6418

Email: eileen.bohan@ucd.ie

or

Paul Masterson - Programme Administrator

Phone: 01 716 6448

Email: paul.masterson@ucd.ie

Related topic

Professional Certificate Referring for Radiological Procedures UCD

After completion of the programme

On successful completion of the programme Nurse and Midwife Referrers for Radiological Procedures and their Director of Nursing have the following responsibilities:

Nurse and Midwife Referrers for Radiological Procedures must:

  • present evidence of successful completion of the programme to the Director of Nursing
  • ensure they are entered on the "Database" for registered nurses and midwives with authority to refer patients for radiological procedures.

The Director of Nursing or his/her designated officer will upon receipt of notification that the nurse/midwife has completed the education programme, the Director of Nursing or designate will:

  • inform the Head of Radiology (Consultant Radiologist) and the Chair of the Local Implementation Group, of the nurses/midwives authority to start referring for radiological procedures
  • authorise the nurse/midwife who has successfully completed the programme to be entered on the national database and to commence referring for radiological procedures and
  • arrange to have the nurses’/ midwifes’ name to be entered onto the National Database by submitting the completed template to the National Lead.

Contact:

Maureen Nolan - Director of Nursing and National Lead for the Implementation and Audit of Nurse and Midwife Referral for Radiological Procedures

Phone: 086 601 2195

Email: maureen.nolan1@hse.ie