New Graduates: Have Your Say in Future Education Programmes


We are inviting recent graduates to take part in a research project to future proof undergraduate education programmes.  

The Review of Undergraduate Nursing and Midwifery Education Programmes Leading to Registration in Ireland (RUN ME) aims to evolve undergraduate education programmes to meet emerging healthcare delivery models in the context of Sláintecare. 

The goal of this project is to ensure that nursing and midwifery education is responsive to the changing needs, developments, priorities and expectations of healthcare.  

We are conducting this research in collaboration with University College Dublin (UCD) School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems; The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA); St John of God Community Services (SJOG); Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS) and Atlantic Technological University (ATU). The project will include a curriculum review of undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes leading to registration in Ireland. 

We encourage all newly graduated nurses and midwives to share their experiences with the education programmes in our survey.

You can find out more and have your say by scanning the QR code below or by clicking here.



The Research Team for the RUN ME Project are: 

  • Principal investigator, Associate Professor Mary Ryder (UCD) 
  • Associate Professor Michael Connolly (UCD and Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services) 
  • Professor Maria Brenner (UCD) 
  • Assistant Professor Dr Freda Browne (UCD) 
  • Associate Professor Sadie Geraghty (UNDA) 
  • Assistant Professor Mary Curtin (UCD) 
  • Associate Professor Eileen Furlong (UCD) 
  • Ms Margaret Prendergast (ATU) 
  • Mr John Larkin (TUS) 
  • Ms Margaret Meegan (SJOG) 

Chairs of Expert Advisory Group, Professor Fiona Timmons (Head of School, UCD) and Mr Paul Gallagher (Chair of Group Directors of Nursing and Midwifery Group) 

An expert advisory panel of students, patient representatives, national and international nursing and midwifery experts and key stakeholders will oversee the Review Research Project.