Higher Diploma in Midwifery

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Are you a qualified general nurse & want to become a midwife? Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) are now offering an 18-month Higher Diploma in Midwifery for qualified nurses. Students will retain their current point on the staff nurse salary scale on entry. Applications close 31/07/20

Course Details:

18 Months

Level 8

15 Places

Four great reasons to consider this course

  • Successful completion of this programme entitles you to register as a qualified midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
  • This programme embraces student centered, real-world learning where students are encouraged to relate midwifery theory to midwifery practice.
  • Students on this programme benefit from smaller class sizes and one to one engagement with lecturers.
  •  Students on this programme are paid employees of the HSE. Students will retain their current point on the staff nurse salary scale on entry into the programme and will also be granted incremental credit (if applicable) during the programme.

The Higher Diploma in Midwifery is an 18-month full-time add-on course for Registered General Nurses who wish to become midwives.

The programme is delivered in partnership with Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda and will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to carry out their duties as a midwife in accordance with the definition of a midwife adapted from the International Confederation of Midwives’ (ICM 2011) definition and adopted by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

The higher diploma programme was very practically based and gave me the real-life learning needed to develop my skills to become a competent Midwife.

Kate Finnamore, Higher Diploma in Midwifery, 2016 – 2018


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