Nursing Staff

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Welcome from the Director of Nursing

Come and join our team of dedicated nursing professionals. Tallaght University Hospital is one of Ireland’s main teaching hospitals taking care of patients in a large community.  We provide employment opportunities in both adult and paediatric nursing with a variety of specialties as outlined below.  The Hospital provides a focus for a massively-growing urbanised area with a pre-dominantly young population.  In addition it has many national and international responsibilities.

We offer our nurses excellent education and research opportunities.  The Hospital is firmly committed to the on-going professional development of our nursing staff this is demonstrated by the breadth and depth of courses available through our Centre of Learning and development as well as study leave and funding opportunities which exist.

Working within Tallaght Hospital our Nursing roles include:
For information about the following roles please click link below:

Staff Nurse

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nurse Training

At Tallaght University Hospital we have a long and proud tradition in Nurse training.

Nurse training is a four year degree programme with Trinity College Dublin as the academic partner to Tallaght University Hospital. Nurse training in Tallaght University Hospital enables you not only to experience Medical and Surgical Nursing placement but also gives you a chance to explore the specialist areas of the Hospital such as the Children’s Services , Emergency Department, Operating Theatres, Intensive Care and Renal to name but a few of the specialities of the Hospital.

Tallaght University Hospital is about people caring for people. A team approach is taken to all patient care and as an undergraduate student Nurse you will become part of that team.

During your Nurse training in this Hospital you will be supported by the Nurse Practice Development Department, the Clinical Nurse Managers and the staff Nurses.
With our academic partner Trinity College Dublin you may choose to study General Nursing or General and Children’s which enables you to register as a Registered General Nurse and Children’s Nurse on completion of your studies.

Nursing is a profession that is about lifelong learning. When you qualify as a registered General Nurse or a Children’s and General Nurse on the Children’s and General Integrated Degree Programme there are many options available to you if you choose to specialise or continue in academia. Tallaght University Hospital in partnership with Trinity College Dublin run a wide variety of Post Graduate Diplomas in specialist Nursing if you continue on this pathway you may obtain your Masters in Nursing.

Below are some insights into Nurse training at Tallaght University Hospital from recent and current Undergraduate Nurses.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP)

ANPs use advanced critical nursing knowledge and critical thinking skills to independently provide optimum patient care through caseload management of acute and chronic illness. They are expert in clinical practice and educated to masters level or above. We currently have 10 such posts in place and are keen to grow these numbers as they are an essential part of our strategy in developing nursing supports for our patients and the healthcare journey they take with us.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Epilepsy
Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Epilepsy
Denise Cunningham, RANP, RNP, RGN
Denise works for the National Clinical Care programme in Epilepsy . She works in both Tallaght University Hospital and St James's Hospital. Denise also provides an Epilepsy Outreach clinic in Cheeverstown House for adults who have Epilepsy and an Intellectual Disability.
Shirley Ingram and
Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Cardiology
Shirley Ingram RGN, NFECS, MSc RNP
Niamh Kelly, RNG, MSc
Shirley & Niamh provide an advanced nurse led chest pain assessment service to patients who present to Tallaght University Hospital Emergency Department with chest pain.  They work autonomously in collaboration with two clinical nurse specialists', and the Emergency & Cardiology Department Teams to deliver quality patient-centred care.
Christian Micallef (RANP, RNP, RGN
Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Childrens Emergency Department
Christian Micallef RANP, RNP, RGN
Christian is originally from Malta, and has been living and working in Ireland since 2009. He currently works in The Paediatric Emergency Department (ED) of The National Children's Hospital at Tallaght University Hospital. Christian works autonomously in collaboration with the Emergency Department Team to deliver quality patient-centred care with the aim of improving the healthcare experience and outcomes for children and families attending the Children’s ED in Tallaght University Hospital.
Sinead Cleary
Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health
Sinéad Cleary, cANP, RNP, RM, RGN
Sinéad works in the Women’s Preventative Health Unit at Tallaght University Hospital in collaboration with the Gynae team to deliver quality women centred care, the aim of which is to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer.

Assistant Director of Nursing

Nursing Bank

Health Care Assistant

Our Medical Specialties include:

Age Related Health Care
Emergency Medicine
General Medicine
Respiratory Medicine

Our Surgical Specialties include:
Elective & Trauma Orthopaedics

Our Paediatric Specialties include:
Emergency Department