Ireland’s top ranked School of Nursing & Midwifery

Choosing a career is one of the biggest life decisions you will make and with so many options for nursing or midwifery education you may ask: “Why choose Trinity?”.

Top ranking School

For the past three years the QS University ranking agency has measured the nursing subject. The School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity has been ranked as number 25 globally, placing it as the highest ranked school of all schools in the country, and as the Number 1 Irish school in the nursing subject for the past three years.

This, coupled with the overall University’s consistent topping of international rankings from an Irish perspective, means that Graduates and Alumni benefit from this international recognition when developing their careers both in Ireland and abroad.

History and tradition

In 2017/18 the School celebrated its 21st birthday. 21 years is young in relation to the 400 year history of Trinity, and students are reminded of this history every time they walk through the iconic arch to enter Front Square. As they walk through the arch as students for the first time each September, Freshers are greeted by a colourful array of stands and tents representing the 120 societies and 50 sports clubs. As our student YOU are an important part of Trinity’s history and its future.

Investing in student facilities

The School’s main building is just off campus, in the heart of the city, in the beautiful Art Deco Building on D’Olier Street. As our main teaching space in the city centre, the building has been recently renovated and refurbished to make it more student friendly with facilities for catering and socialising. Reflecting our ethos to enable all students to participate in student life we have also has created a new private space for parents feeding infants.

Our clinical skills centre on the St James’s Hospital campus, the site of the new National Children’s Hospital, is also being upgraded with a new simulation suite, which will allow students to further enhance their clinical skills in a safe environment, gaining confidence for when they move on to clinical practice.

Our Clinical Skills Manager, who has been instrumental in developing the Trinity Simulation Suite, outlines how this new facility benefits students: “The Trinity Simulation Suite provides students with opportunities to practice their clinical and decision making skills through real life situational experiences in a safe environment. Advantages include the ability to provide immediate feedback through repetitive practice learning.”

An education for life

Ongoing advances in research and technology makes this an exciting time to embark on a career in nursing or midwifery. As a graduate you will be in possession of two world leading brands: the international brand and respect of Irish nursing and midwifery, which is recognised across the globe, and the international brand of Trinity College Dublin, which has been recognised for over 400 years as the leading university in the country.

Irish nursing and midwifery graduates are renowned globally to have first class skills of compassion, caring and competence. The experience of studying for a degree from Trinity and the exciting and diverse career in nursing and midwifery that follows is something that our graduates proudly take with them.

With so many post graduate options available for Trinity graduates, this degree is often just the start of a lifelong journey.

Why not be the best of the best?

Choose a nursing or midwifery course in Trinity as your number one in your 2019 CAO choice and let the journey begin.


For more information about the School and our courses log on to

Contact Jeni Ryan on (01) 896 3860, email to arrange a tour of our facilities, arrange a lecturer to deliver a talk to your class or find out about our transition year programme and open days.

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