New advanced nursing posts a first for UL Hospitals

New advanced nursing posts a first for UL Hospitals

first_imgWhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement RANPs Paula Ryan and Sheila RyanSERVICES for patients with respiratory and skin conditions across the UL Hospitals Group are being significantly enhanced with confirmation that the group has received accreditation for two new RANP (registered advanced nurse practitioner) posts.RANPs are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new posts in the UL Hospitals Group are also nationally significant in being the first in the country covering dermatology and adult respiratory services.Paula Ryan from Oola (respiratory) and Sheila Ryan from Ahane (dermatology) have been selected for the posts and it is expected that they will be officially registered as ANPs in the coming months.It follows UL Hospitals receiving accreditation from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland to create the posts, a crucial step in the process.Margaret Gleeson, chief director of Nursing and Midwifery, UL Hospitals Group, said: “This is a hugely positive development for our patients in terms of access to the service, enhancing the patient experience and leading to better outcomes. It is also a very positive step for UL Hospitals Group and more broadly for the evolution of the nursing profession in Ireland.“As chief director of Nursing and Midwifery for the group, I am delighted that we have been successful in terms of the site being accredited for our ANP candidates. These are the first two posts of their kind in the country and in Sheila and Paula, we are very fortunate to have two outstanding nurses to fill these positions.”Ms Gleeson added that her vision for the group is to develop more of these roles in the future “based on service need”.To become an ANP, a nurse must have a Masters degree or higher, have at least five years experience and three years in a specialty. NewsNew advanced nursing posts a first for UL HospitalsBy John Keogh – October 30, 2015 1357 Twitter Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Print TAGSlimerickUL Hospitals Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleMusic Generation is Reaching Out for ISPCC ChildLineNext articleHen harrier initiative will benefit Limerick farmers John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebooklast_img

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