Clinical placements are an important part of your nursing programme. EU directives and the requirements of Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland(NMBI) determine the amount of time, which a student spends in clinical practice. The college has agreed with health care institutions, a number of placements sites appropriate for your clinical experience. In addition, a number of external placements are also provided. These have been selected because of their expertise in a particular area of nursing and to meet students’ needs. The number of external placements you will experience will depend upon both your discipline and the health care institution you have chosen. As a supernumerary student, you will be allocated to internal and external placements in first, second and third year. Practice placement areas, in addition to Dublin city, may include placements in Counties Dublin, Wicklow Louth, and Kildare.

In this section students can access our ARC system. ARC is a dedicated web based system by which students can login and view their allocated clinical placements. Please see below contact details for Allocations personnel in both Trinity College and your linked hospital. We have also included information which may provide assistance in addressing queries, specific to the clinical component of the BSc programme.

Additional information

Please note the Clinical Allocations Office manage both BSc Nursing/Midwifery and post graduate clinical allocations. Students are kindly requested to clearly identify themselves in all correspondence, by name, student number and relevant year. Thereby assisting staff in responding promptly and efficiently as possible to all student queries.

In addition to staff in the Clinical Allocations Office, School of Nursing & Midwifery there is also a Student Allocations Liaison Officer in each of our eight main partner hospitals. BSc in Nursing/Midwifery students' clinical placements are arranged by the Allocations Office TCD, in collaboration with our affiliated hospital staff. Below are contact details which you may find useful throughout your training.

Student Allocations Liaison Officers (SALO's) Contact Details

General Nursing/General and Children's Nursing



Tallaght University Hospital (TUH)

Helen Teague

CHI at Tallaght (Children’s Health Ireland)

Elizabeth Fitzpatrick

St James's Hospital  

Elaine Kennedy

Students who chose this discipline will complete clinical placements in their affiliated hospital(s). As the course progresses, you will also have the opportunity to undertake a number of different clinical placements in your chosen discipline. These may take place in clinical placement areas such as Coombe Women's Hospital, Loughlinstown, Naas, and Crumlin Children's Hospital etc.




Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital Denise Kiernan
Rotunda Hospital  

Sinead Landy

Mental Health Services   



HSE (Health Service Executive) Bernadette Kelly
St Patrick's University Hospital   Marie King

Students linked with HSE Mental Health Services work in different locations across Community Healthcare Organisation 7 (CHO7). CHO7 comprises Dublin South Central Mental Health Services and Kildare West Wicklow Mental Health Services.



These Mental Health Services provide care to people with Mental Health Problems within areas such as Tallaght, Clondalkin, Ballyfermot, Crumlin, Drimnagh, Walkinstown, Inchicore, Lucan as well as Naas, Newbridge, Kildare Town, Athy, Celbridge, Maynooth (amongst others).  Students will have the opportunity to be on placement in many different locations and we aim to work with you to meet your needs.

Mental Health Care delivery happens in many types of settings depending on the needs of a person experiencing a mental health problem. As a student with the TCD HSE Mental Health Programme you will gain experience working alongside staff and service users in Acute, Community and Specialist Mental Health placements. You will learn from and work alongside a variety of experienced healthcare staff such as Clinical Nurse Specialists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Community Mental Health Nurses, Multidisciplinary Teams and most importantly the opportunity to learn from the service user themselves”

Intellectual Disability



Moore Abbey, Monasterevin   

Nadine Sheridan

Stewarts Hospital  

Lisa Forde

Students on BSc Nursing programme courses are required to undergo Garda vetting procedures prior to commencing placements. If, as a result of the outcome of the Garda vetting procedures, a student is deemed unsuitable to attend clinical or other professional placement, he/she may be required to withdraw from his/her course. This process is managed by the Academic Registry Office in College.

There are a wide range of student support services available in Trinity College for example the Student Disability Office, Learning Support, Student Health, and Personal Tutor amongst many other services. https://www.tcd.ie/students/supports-services/

Personal Tutor

Students are assigned a personal tutor when they commence first year. Your personal tutor is a member of academic staff from Trinity College (they can be from within or outside of the School of Nursing).

Personal tutors offer confidential support and guidance to students in all manners of issues.

  • Financial Issues
  • Year off
  • Advise following outcome of examination results, options available

Should the need arise to seek support, students are advised to make contact with their personal tutor at the earliest possible point. Full details of the College's Tutor system are available here

Students are required to print competency and other documents prior to commencement of placement. Trinity College offers printing/scanning facilities in the computer room in D'Olier Street and throughout campus. Click here for further details on these facilities.

Printing pages back to back reduces the size of the document students have to carry while on placement, also on your printing costs! Instructions on how to amend your print settings to print on both sides of each page are available on the Allocations folder in Blackboard.

The NMBI, formerly An Bord Altranais, is the independent, statutory organisation which regulates the nursing and midwifery professions in Ireland. NMBI work with nurses and midwives, the public and key stakeholders to enhance patient safety and patient care.

The purpose of the Code of conduct is to guide nurses and midwives in their day-to-day practice and help them to understand their professional responsibilities in caring for patients in a safe, ethical and effective way.

Student Guidance

In addition to the Code of Conduct and Ethics the NMBI webpages also offer student guidance in various aspects of nursing including Recording Clinical Practice and Guidance to Nurses and Midwives on Social Media and Social Networking


Where is the Allocations Office Located?

The Allocations Office is located in Room 2.55, Allocations Office, 24 D'Olier Street, School of Nursing and Midwifery (First set of stairs immediately on the left as you enter the School of Nursing & Midwifery)

What are the opening hours?

09.30-12.30pm & 2.15 – 3.30pm

How can I update my personal details?

Is imperative your term/home address are up to date, along with your contact details, any amendments should be made directly with Academic Registry

 Where can I get letters as a registered TCD student?

Throughout your studies students often require letters for grant applications/social welfare etc. Such requests should directed to the Academic Registry .In the event that your request cannot be addressed by Academic Registry please contact the relevant Executive Officer for your year/class (details available in the Course Handbook). Please note: If you are looking for specific information in relation to Clinical Placements for your SUSI grant i.e. clinical placement integral component of the programme, please email your request to the Allocations email tcdallocations@tcd.ie

Where should I request my transcripts?


I have further queries regarding my clinical placements?

Please select the link for more in depth FAQ’s for registered students