Within the legislation establishing NIPEC as an executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) there is a responsibility to :-

  • Promote the professional development of Nurses and Midwives
  • Provide advice and information on matters relating to Nursing and Midwifery

Within NI, Nursing/Midwifery courses are held at the three universities, Clinical Education Centre and RCN as listed below.


  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Ulster University
  • Open University

Clinical Education Centre which has four locations as listed below.

  • Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Glenshane Road, Londonderry, BT47 6SB
  • Clady Villa, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, 301 Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 8BH
  • Craigavon Area Hospital Site, 68 Lurgan Road, Portadown, BT63 5QQ
  • Fern House, Antrim Area Hospital Site, Bush Road, Antrim, BT41 2QB

Contact details for these organisations are available by clicking here. You will also find additional information in the FAQ Section.