The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, in partnership with the Nurse Managers Association for Intellectual Disability, are delighted to present a series of free seminars to exchange, share and celebrate the expertise of the Registered Intellectual Disability Nurse (RNID).
The art and science that underpins the role of the Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability (RNID) is key in supporting children and adults who have an Intellectual Disability, many of whom have diverse and complex needs. Their proficiency in nursing involves improving health outcomes, addressing health inequalities and supporting people to make reasonable adjustments across the lifespan.
The valuable and dedicated role of the Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability (RNID) is recognised in the HSE 2018 publication “Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability Nursing in Ireland”. This current policy drives forward the agenda cementing the future role of intellectual disability nursing and highlights the critical need for highly skilled competent intellectual disability nursing care across the lifespan of individuals with an Intellectual Disability.
In recognition of this, the Faculty and the Nurse Managers Association for Intellectual Disability have come
together to strengthen the voice of the Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability (RNID). In keeping with the pillars underpinning the policy we aim to strengthen and raise the nursing profile of the Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability (RNID), whilst recognising the challenges of both recruiting and retaining competent and skilled registered nurses within Intellectual Disability services.
We warmly invite you to join us in showcasing the key role of Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability (RNID) in the achievement of excellence as part of today’s modernised integrated health and social care model. Their role in the delivery of a person-centred and holistic approach is essential, in not only underpinning and driving the delivery of safe person-centred high quality nursing care but also in strengthening and developing nursing practice.
This Seminar Series, Perspectives on the Role of the RNID and Evolving Developments comprises three events:
SEMINAR 1: 28th April 2021- An Overview of the changes in the professional role of the RNID. Updates from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK.
Speakers will include:
- Master Pádraig O’Callaghan, Host of the Monday Motivation Paudcast
- Ms Tanya King, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health
- Ms Judy Ryan, Director, NMPDU, Kilkenny
- Professor Owen Barr, Professor of Nursing and Intellectual Disabilities at Ulster University
- Mr Jim Blair, Consultant Nurse Learning Disabilities & RCN Vice Chair London, Associate Professor (Hon) LD Kingston & St. George’s Universities
SEMINAR 2: 26th May 2021- Perspectives on the Role of the RNID and Evolving Developments - Children.
- Speakers to be confirmed
SEMINAR 3: 16th June 2021- Perspectives on the Role of the RNID and Evolving Developments - Adults.
- Speakers to be confirmed
All seminars take place from 11.00am-12.15pm
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI): 1CEU
RCSI Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery: 1CNMEU