|The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Education Strategy Group identified a need for streamlining of application and selection processes for Higher Education Institutions (universities) during 2011. NIPEC was commissioned by this group to undertake a project to improve the efficiency of the application and selection processes.|
The rationale for this piece of work lay in a desire to support a process by which students may apply to, and be effectively and efficiently selected for, pre-registration nursing programmes. It should be noted that whilst this project encompasses nursing programmes only, some cognisance was given to the applicability of the developed strategy for direct entry midwifery programmes.
The Project was carried out over two phases.
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