Welcome to the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the RCSI Bahrain.
RCSI Bahrain is a constituent university of RCSI Dublin, Ireland, which was first established over two centuries ago in 1784. The role of our university, like RCSI Dublin, is to deliver healthcare education to the highest international standards. We work closely with our sister School of Nursing and Midwifery at RCSI in Dublin, which has been established for over 40 years. Our nursing education approaches include accreditation, examination processes, policies and procedures, and are standardized between our nursing schools in Bahrain and Dublin.
The University and school are committed to excellence in teaching, research and community engagement which represent the three pillars in our Strategic Plan 2012-17. We continue to develop the range of nursing education programmes on offer. The School currently provides the following education programmes:
BSc Nursing (Hons) Undergraduate
BSc Nursing (Bridging)
All nursing education programmes are accredited by the National University of Ireland (NUI) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Bahrain. In 2012 the National Authority for Qualifications & Quality Assurance of Education and Training (NAQQAET) following an in departmental external review, awarded all nursing education programmes at RCSI Bahrain full confidence.
Our nursing and midwifery school is truly international and multicultural. RCSI Bahrain’s School of Nursing staff is a dynamic blend of local and international academic nursing expert staff, working in accordance with the University’s strategy to deliver high quality education, to conduct research and to engage with the local community. We also aim to reflect a strong international strategic approach enshrining the World Health Organisation tenets.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery is placed on the WHO-EMRO Directory for Schools of Nursing and Midwifery. We are currently well advanced in establishing a Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the prestigious international Nursing Honor Society. This makes RCSI Bahrain the first regional institution to become a member of Sigma Theta Tau.
Through our undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education and research programmes, our aim is to ensure education and research developments that meet local, regional and international health care needs.
Professor Dr Seamus Cowman, PhD, MSc, PG Cert Ed, DiP N (London), RNT, RGN, RPN, FFNMRCSI, FAAN.
Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery