Nursing Practice Development Unit

What we do

The Nursing Practice Development Unit (NPDU) strives to promote best possible practice in nursing care, evaluates and supports nursing practice and nursing practice development issues, co-ordinates a network of communication for all nursing developments and promotes audit and research development. Much of the practice development work is done through various committees / working groups and the drafting and implementation of policies/protocols/guidelines (PPGs) and competencies. In addition to ongoing practice development work, the NPDU is responsible for co-ordinating the practice components of the BSc nursing undergraduate degree programme (Theoretical component is provided by Trinity College Dublin (TCD). St James’s Hospital has an average annual intake of 85 nursing students and the Clinical Placement Co-ordinators, Student Allocation Liaison Officers and Nursing Practice Development Coordinator link closely with relevant staff from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD in the co-ordination, evaluation and ongoing development of the BSc Nursing undergraduate degree programme and promotion of an optimal Clinical Learning Environment. Clinical support at ward level is provided by the Clinical Support Nurses. Audit and research advice, support and expertise is provided to both NPDU and clinical staff by the Audit & Research Coordinator. Contact Details Phone: (01) 428 4618 Fax: (01) 410 3412 Postal address: Nursing Practice Development Unit, Nursing Administration, CEO Building, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.

Contact Details

Phone:  (01) 428 4618
Fax:  (01) 410 3412

Postal address:
Nursing Practice Development Unit,
Nursing Administration,
CEO Building,
St. James’s Hospital,
Dublin 8.

 

Title 

Name 

Phone 

Email

Nursing Practice Development Coordinator 

Grainne Nestor 

(01) 428 4618

gnestor@stjames.ie 

Practice Development Facilitator  

Miriam Roche 

(01) 416 2406

mroche@stjames.ie

Nursing Quality Co-ordinator 

Julie O Grady

(01) 428 4601

jogrady@stjames.ie  

Clinical Placement Coordinators

various

(01) 428 4608/ 428 4613/ 410 3363/ 428 4607

various

Student Allocation Liaison Officers

Hylda Maguire/ Lisa Keane

(01) 4103 687

Studentallocations@stjames.ie

Clinical Support Nurses

various

(01) 410 3453 /416 2706 / 410 3790

jogrady@stjames.ie / vobrien@stjames.ie / kmcgrath@stjames.ie