Patient Experience

Patient Experience

A nursing career at St James’s Hospital offers the opportunity to work with leading clinical professionals in a dynamic and progressive health care environment.  St James’s Hospital is the largest acute teaching hospital in Ireland and is partnered academically with Trinity College Dublin. The nursing community with a multinational staff of over 1,600 is vibrant, dynamic and plays a central role in the delivery of quality care.

St James’s Hospital’s nursing team is dynamic and innovative. They make an enormous contribution to patient care and are driven by achieving excellence, continuous improvement and innovation in their work.

There are over 40 different inpatient and ambulatory care clinical areas that our nurses work in, with many of these clinical areas being national or tertiary referral centres. This offers nurses the opportunity to work with experts in services leading with innovative and specialist patient care.

Here at St James’s Hospital, we are also committed to our nurses’ professional and personal development. As a hospital, we actively support and encourage our nursing staff, at all levels, to enhance their skills, develop and expand their professional practice, and participate in continuing training and postgraduate education programmes.

One of the key benefits of working in St James’s Hospital is our commitment to nurse education, training and development. We, with our academic partners Trinity College Dublin , educate and train 270 undergraduate nursing students each year. Together with Trinity we facilitate, support and fund a number of accredited postgraduate courses in a wide range of specialities. The Centre for Learning and Development offers a broad range of Accredited Foundation courses or short courses either via e-learning or specific clinical facilitated study days.

Nursing research is paramount and encouraged at all grades. The successful partnership between the hospital and the Trinity Centre for Practice & Healthcare Innovation (a research center located within the School of Nursing and Midwifery) has resulted in advancing the nursing research agenda within the nursing team. 

Nursing Strategy 2023 - 2026

International Nursing Day 2023 Highlights


St James’s Hospital is absolutely delighted to be part of an exciting initiative to reshape our work environment which aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of nurses and clinicians and consequently improve patient care and safety

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