Centre For Nurse Education

Mission and Values of the CNE

The beliefs and values of the CNE reflect the core mission statement and values of the Hospital.

MMUH One Value

Investment in Education & Training is key to the future of an organisation. The Mater's commitment to research and to the education and training of healthcare professionals sustains our aspiration to excellence in patient care and confirms our future as an Academic Teaching Hospital.

Nurse Education and Training CNE Vision and Values

The CNE welcomes diverse cultures, ideas and perspectives. We are committed to ongoing self-examination/reflection amongst the teaching staff. Learners on our programme(s) are recognised as practicing professionals within their own disciplines. The learner is viewed as an active participant, responsible for his/her learning and development, thus the teaching staff perceive their role as facilitating this process. In tandem, an environment of openness, respect, collaboration and empowerment is facilitated not only for the learners, but staff and stakeholders.

Promoting learning

The CNE aims to provide high quality learning experiences for the learners to enable them to achieve the knowledge, skills, competence, confidence and accountability, to provide safe, efficient and effective care for their patients/clients. The provision of an environment that encourages critical reflection and personal/professional development mirrors the mission statement of the Hospital and vision and values of the CNE.

Teaching Strategies

The teaching and learning methodologies adopted emphasise and focus on the integration and application of knowledge to practice. Emphasis is on enabling the learner pursue continued professional development. To accommodate different learning styles, a range of teaching methodologies are adopted, such as lecture presentation, scenario based workshops, tutorials, group work and elearning. Reflective portfolios are encouraged and facilitated. Websites such as An Bord Altranais, HSE and the Hospital’s intranet are accessed as appropriate.


Quality Improvement

The Centre for Nurse Education acknowledges that quality assurance and enhancement derives from an ethos of service to our learners.  The CNE continuously undertakes analytical, reflective evaluation using appropriate educational benchmarks & performance indicators to monitor and improve teaching standards.


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