'Point Break' ... The Nursing Practice Environment in Acute Hospitals

Ciara White

University College Dublin

Ciara is the Nursing & Midwifery Quality Care-Metrics Project Officer, in the HSE Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit (NMPD), Dublin South Kildare & Wicklow since January 2014. Her role involves supporting and guiding the development and implementation of standard and discipline specific nursing and midwifery Quality Care-Metrics across participating health services sites.Ciara is also in her third year of a PhD scholarship, funded by the NMPD, and her research focuses on examining the impact of the nurse practice environment in acute hospitals on the delivery of quality care.Ciara’s professional background is in acute nursing and post graduate nurse education. She has previously held a variety of clinical nursing, management and education roles in the specialty of nephrology in Beaumont Hospital, where she trained as both a RGN & RNT.


Background In recent decades, the Irish health care system has undergone immense restructuring and reconfiguration; consequently, the organisational context in which nursing and health care is delivered has become a powerful... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ciara White (University College Dublin)
  2. Ann Sheridan (University College Dublin)
  3. Susanna Byrne (Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development, HSE Dublin South, Kildare & Wicklow)

Topic Area

Topics: Adult Healthcare


CE1 » Clinical Environment (10:30 - Wednesday, 9th November, Seminar Room 2.51)

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