Regional Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education

Welcome to the Regional Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (RCNME) located at Connolly Hospital and St. Ita's Campus, Portrane. 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

Connolly Hospital, D.15 – 01-6465459

Tayleur House, St Ita's Campus, Portrane, Co. Dublin 01-9210105

ken.brennan@hse.ie

Vivienne Browne

Specialist Coordinator/

Nurse Tutor

Connolly Hospital, D.15 –01-6465458

Tayleur House, St Ita's Campus, Portrane, Co. Dublin 01-9210084

vivienne.browne@hse.ie

Elizabeth Reilly

Specialist Coordinator/

Nurse Tutor

Connolly Hospital, D.15 -01-6465425

Tayleur House, St Ita's Campus, Portrane, Co. Dublin 01-92 10079

elizabeth.reilly@hse.ie

James Lynch Nurse Tutor

Connolly Hospital, D.15- 01-6465457

Tayleur House, St Ita's Campus, Portrane, Co. Dublin 01-9210082

james.lynch@hse.ie

Anna Maria Luddy

Specialist Coordinator/

Nurse Tutor

Tayleur House, St Ita's Campus, Portrane, Co. Dublin 01-9210080

am.luddy@hse.ie

Veena Lasrado Nurse Tutor

Connolly Hospital, D.15-01-6465456

Tayleur House, St Ita's Campus, Portrane, Co. Dublin 01-9210081

veena.lasrado@hse.ie

Aine Lavin Nurse Tutor

Connolly Hospital, D.15-01-6465455 

Tayleur House, St Ita's Campus, Portrane, Co. Dublin 01-9210083

aine.lavin@hse.ie 

Shamine Bhika Administration

Connolly Hospital, D.15 – 01 646 5685

Tayleur House, St Ita’s Campus, Portrane, Co Dublin 01 883 6000–ext 10104/01 9210104

admin.rcnme@hse.ie

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

Facilities- Connolly Hospital 

All classrooms are fitted with PCs/Projectors/Screens. There are 5 classrooms in total and there is also access to small training/group rooms

Classroom

Seating

Location

Room 6 (Meeting room)

10 people

Academic Centre

Classroom 8

40 people

Administration Building

Classroom 7

20 people

Academic Centre

Classroom 1A

15 people

Academic Centre

Classroom 4/5

30 people

Academic Centre

Location on the Connolly Hospital Campus (Éircode:D15 X40D)

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) 

Facilities- St. Ita's Campus (Tayleur House)

All classrooms are fitted with PCs/Projectors/Screens. Please see attached responsibilities for booking classrooms Responsibilities for users of rooms in Tayleur House.doc (size 28.2 KB)             

Classroom Seating Location
Classroom 1 40 people RCNME
Classroom 2 40 people RCNME
Classroom 3 40 people RCNME
Classroom 4 20 people RCNME
Classroom 5 20 people RCNME
Meeting Room (1.33) 14 people RCNME
Meeting Room (1.28) 8 people RCNME

Location- (Tayleur House) St. Ita's Campus (Eircode: K36 YT10)   

From the south. (M1 northbound to Dublin Airport/ Belfast)

 On the M1, take the EXIT 4 for Skerries/ Donabate, at the round-a-bout take the 2nd exit for Donabate/ Portrane.

 You will pass through Donabate village

 As you come towards Portrane village, the entrance to St Ita’s Campus is after the bus shelter on the right

 Proceed up the avenue with cottages on your left and right, you will meet Security

 Please ensure to use ‘visitors parking’ (staff car parking is permit controlled)

 You can only walk to Tayleur House, please follow blue marked pedestrian walkway

From the north. (M1 south bound)

Take (EXIT 4) for Swords/ Donabate-follow signs to Donabate/Portrane

 You will pass through Donabate village

 As you arrive in Portrane village, the entrance to St Ita’s Campus is after the bus shelter on the right

 Proceed up the avenue with cottages on your left and right, you will meet Security

 Please ensure to use ‘visitors parking’ (staff car parking is permit controlled)

 You can only walk to Tayleur House, please follow blue marked pedestrian walkway