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Ms Orla O'Reilly

Nursing and Human Sciences

Name: Ms Orla O'Reilly
Department: Nursing and Human Sciences
Role: Academic Staff - General Nursing
Phone Number: 01 700 8541
Email Address: orla.oreilly@dcu.ie
Room: H207
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

My career in nursing commenced as a student nurse with the Daughters of Charity Dublin Services where I trained as a Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability (RNID) and following that, in Jervis Street Hospital as a Registered General nurse (RGN). I worked in residential services with St Michaels House Dublin for a number of years and then to the Daughters of Charity services where took up a post in the School of Nursing as a nurse teacher. I completed a Bachelor of Nursing Studies in 1996 from UCD and the following year a Masters in Adult and Community Education from NUI Maynooth. I was elected to An Bord Altranais representing Intellectual Disability Nursing Education in 2002 and again in 2008. I have served on the Education and Training, Fitness to Practice and Advanced Practice committees. I transferred to DCU School of Nursing in 2002 and undertaking a Doctorate in Education from the School of Education DCU where my particular area of interest is in academic assessment in nursing education. In 2008 I was appointed an AFI fellow with a brief to support staff members in the School of Nursing in the move towards the development of a new Academic Framework for Innovation. I have recently taken an interest in the application of circuitry to facilitate large group clinical assessment and with colleagues have presented at an in -house teaching seminar related to this topic.