Judith Foley is an education officer in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) since 2003. Her role includes the development and support of all undergraduate pre-registration nurse education and training programmes. She is the lead regarding the statutory Education and Training Committee, Validation Committee and Standards Committee of NMBI pertaining to all national nurse education and training matters.
Judith is a registered general nurse, registered children’s nurse and registered nurse tutor, and holds a master degree in education from Trinity College Dublin and a bachelor of nursing studies degree from University College Dublin.
Prior to taking up her position in the NMBI, Judith worked at different levels in nursing and included a number of years in the clinical setting, particularly in the area of intensive care and in education as nurse tutor and principal nurse tutor.
She was a member of the steering and working group of the Department of Health, which explored the concept of direct entry regarding paediatric nurse education and the Paediatric Nurse Teachers Working Group, which explored the concept of an integrated, bachelor of science degree.
Currently she is a member of the National Project: Shaping the Future of Intellectual Disability in Ireland and the Quality and Qualifications Ireland Consultative Forum.