Research Activities

Clinical Learning

Evaluation of the Clinical Learning Environment for nursing students:

Clinical practice placements are subject to audit to measure their suitability as quality clinical learning environments against the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland standards of approval.  Evaluation of clinical practice placements aims to enhance the learning experience Tallaght University Hospital provides to student nurses on supernumerary and internship practice placements.

Clinical Placement Coordinators (CPC) continue to evaluate student experiences within Tallaght University Hospital, both supernumerary and internship (including the Children's/General Integrated Degree.

Recommendations for enhancing the clinical learning environment and supporting students are made as a result of the continuing evaluations. They are then actioned within the Nurse Practice Development Department in conjunction with CPC’s, CNM’s and Preceptors.