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Nursing and Midwifery Careers

Your guide to starting your career in Northern Ireland

Nursing and Midwifery Careers

To pursue an exciting career in Nursing or Midwifery choose your career option below and explore the web site’s wide variety of resources including videos messages from students and experienced nursing/midwifery practitioners, together with important links to Northern Ireland universities and principal professional organisations.

Choose between the exciting nursing and midwifery career pathways and find out more about them by clicking on the links below.

Find out what the head of the Nursing and Midwifery professions in Northern Ireland, Professor Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing Officer has to say about the wide range of opportunities available in these careers.

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Professor Charlotte McArdle

Chief Nursing Officer Northern Ireland

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Brené Brown

Before deciding if you want to be a Nurse/ or a Midwife, watch the Brené Brown video on Empathy. This is a key skill required for nurses and midwives.

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Caring with Confidence: The Code in Action


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Choose your profession

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For an inspirational and challenging career in clinical practice, research, education or management that makes a real daily difference to peoples' lives.

Choose Nursing

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For an inspirational and challenging career in clinical practice, research and development, education or management that supports women and families during pregnancy, labour and for a period after birth.

Choose Midwifery

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