Nursing Student Wins International Award

Health Science
Ms Dawn Smyth and Dr Paula Lane, Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Applied healthcare, School of Health Sciences

Ms Dawn Smyth and Dr Paula Lane, Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Applied healthcare, School of Health Sciences

Dawn Smyth graduated from WIT in September 2015 with a first class honours degree in General Nursing. Dawn was selected as winner of the Nursing and Midwifery category of the International Undergraduate academic awards 2014.

Dawn then collaborated with Dr Paula Lane, Lecturer in Nursing and Health Sciences, WIT and together they published their paper entitled, Abortion in Modern Healthcare: Considering the Issues for Healthcare Professionals; in the International Journal of Nursing Practice, January 2016. Paula has a special interest in ethico-legal issues in healthcare and holds a LLM in Medical Law (Cardiff Law School).

Paula acknowledged Dawn's wonderful achievement, adding that "this is a very special, unique achievement since Dawn is the first undergraduate BSc Nursing student in Ireland to have an academic paper published in an International Journal".

WIT offers undergraduate nursing courses in general nursing, psychiatric nursing and intellectual disability nursing. The Department of Nursing and Healthcare also offer a range of specialisms at postgraduate and masters level. If you were interested in a career in nursing, see our range of options here.


Abortion in Modern Healthcare: Considering the Issues for Healthcare Professionals

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  General Nursing
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Psychiatric Nursing
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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Intellectual Disability Nursing

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