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The Centre of Nurse Education/ Centre of Education, Training and Development

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The Centre of Nurse Education/ Centre of Education, Training and Development, Muiriosa Foundation is committed to the provision of educational programmes for all staff who support individuals (either directly or indirectly) who have intellectual disability. The aim of the education programmes is to support staff to implement safe practice and provide person centred care and support.  We strive to offer programmes that reflect the philosophy of the Muiriosa Foundation with an emphasis on respecting each individual’s contribution, and facilitating learning and engagement. We aim to support lifelong learning that is accessible, current; evidence based and relevant to supporting people with intellectual disability in today’s evolving service world.

The Centre of Nurse Education / Centre of Education Training and Development is a member of the Consortium of Centres of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CCNME). The CCNME facilitates courses at QQI level 5-8. Please visit https://healthservice.hse.ie/about-us/onmsd/education-and-continuous-professional-development/ccnme/ for additional information.

The functions of the Centre of Nurse Education / Centre of Education, Training and Development, Muiriosa Foundation are to:

  • Provide education and programmes of professional development for employees.
  • Conduct Training Needs Analysis to identify training requirements.
  • Provide a comprehensive training and development programme by agreeing service priorities with members of the Management Executive Team.
  • Provide a learning environment where learners feel supported, are encouraged to express their own ideas and actively engage in learning.
  • Develop evidence based accessible courses.
  • Facilitate learning through a variety of engaging methods.
  • Facilitate learners to feel confident and competent when leaving courses through a process of confirmation of learning.
  • Actively encourage constructive feedback that informs programme review and development.
  • Source and evaluate internal and external education and training providers.
  • Establish and maintain systems to record education, training and development activities.

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