Regional Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education

Welcome to the Regional Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (RCNME). The RCNME was established in 2002 by the Department of Health and Children for the purpose of providing in-service training and continuing education for registered nurses/midwives and other healthcare professionals as part of CHO 9 in the HSE-Dublin North East Region. These include services within the Acute Hospital sector, Primary, Community and Continuing Care representing Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Public Health, Older Persons, Psychiatry of Old Age and Practice Nurses etc.

A range of education programmes are provided including mandatory training, compulsory training and Health and Safety training. In addition, we provide academic programmes accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and other Professional Organisations as appropriate.

Nurse education

The mission statement:

‘To provide an educational experience for nurses and midwives that is evidenced based, supports and maintains competent practitioners, thus enhancing the quality of life for users of the health service.’

 Staff Contact details:

Name Title Contact Details
Ken Brennan Director


Vivienne Browne

Specialist Coordinator/

Nurse Tutor


Elizabeth Reilly

Specialist Coordinator/

Nurse Tutor


Jimmy Lynch Nurse Tutor


Anna Maria Luddy

Specialist Coordinator/

Nurse Tutor


Veena Lasrado Nurse Tutor



Role and Function of Regional Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education:

  1. To provide in-service education / training for registered nurses/midwives/healthcare professionals.
  2. To act as a Centre for professional development of nurses/midwives within the health service.
  3. To provide support and development for staff in clinical areas to which student nurses are assigned.

Board of Management:

The Regional Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education is placed within the Office of the Nursing Services Director based at Dr Steven’s Hospital HSE, is managed by a Director and overseen by a Board of Management within the region. The Board is  composed of Directors of Nursing representing stakeholders in the HSE Dublin North East Region and chaired by the Director of Regional Nursing, Midwifery, Planning and Development. The Board of Management meets four times per year in which education and training as well as other related matters are addressed.

Board of Management Connolly Hospital Regional Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education


All classrooms are fitted with PCs/Projectors/Screens. There are 3 classrooms in total and there is also access to small training/group rooms





Room 7 (meeting room)

10 people

Academic Centre

Classroom 8

40 people

Administration Building

Classroom 9

15 people

Academic Centre

Classroom 1A

15 people

Academic Centre

Classroom 4/5

30 people

Academic Centre

Location on the Connolly Hospital Campus

The Regional Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education is located in the Academic Centre building. When entering the hospital from the N7, proceed to a small roundabout, take the third exit and the Academic Centre is the three storey building on the right hand side. Enter the Academic Centre building and take the first corridor on left hand side to locate staff offices (see map attached)