Hibernia College Practice Placement Partner Resource


Practice Placements

Practice Placement forms an integral part of the BSc Nursing programme, representing 50% of the undergraduate nursing programme. The development of skills, knowledge, professional behaviour, and attitudes represents a key component in the undergraduate nursing students’ attainment of competence to practice as a registered nurse (NMBI, 2017). Thus, practice placements aim to facilitate and maximize learning by providing students with learning opportunities that support the development and achievement of their competencies. Hibernia College collaborates with health service providers in the public and private sector across Ireland to provide these practice placements. All our practice placement locations are audited to assess and ensure their suitability as quality clinical learning environments as per the NMBI standards and requirements for programme approval.

Practice Placement Resources for Clinical Partners

Preceptorship Training

Preceptorship Training

At Hibernia College, we offer an NMBI approved preceptorship courses using blended learning as the teaching method. We offer two courses:

  • Preceptorship Programme
  • This programme suits those new at precepting or who have not completed a preceptorship programme in the last five years. It consists of 8 self-directed online modules and an online quiz, supported by a live online scenario-based workshop. This programme takes approximately 5 hrs to complete.
  • Shortened Preceptorship Programme
  • This programme is suitable for experienced preceptors who have already completed a preceptorship course in the past two years. The shortened preceptorship programme consists of 3 self-directed online modules and an online quiz, supported by a live online scenario-based workshop. This programme takes approximately 3 hrs to complete.

A certificate of attendance is offered to all at the end of the programme.

Practice Placement Clinical Partners

Hibernia College Team Members

Dr Philip Hardie

Programme Director

Naomi Pasley

Deputy Programme Director

Mary Clemenger

Lecturer in Nursing

Emma Tynan

Lecturer in Nursing

Kate Bowe

Lecturer in Nursing

Lorraine Tompkins

Programme & Allocations Officer