RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Professor Maura Pidgeon

Professor Maura Pidgeon
Director MSc Nursing Programmes?RCSI Bahrain


Area of Expertise:

• Executive Leadership in Nursing & Midwifery Regulation as CEO of the Irish Nursing & Midwifery Board.
• Developing standards for nursing & midwifery education at first and advanced levels of practice.
• Implementation of legislation and development of Rules supporting primary legislation in all areas of regulation.
• Writing Codes and Scope of Professional Practice.
• Executive Leadership in Clinical Nursing as Director of Nursing in Ireland's leading private tertiary referral centre.
• Preparing organisations for the future in the health care industry.
• Academic Management - head of department of nursing in a higher education institution.



• PhD Leadership in Nursing, The Queen's University of Belfast 2009.
• Masters in Business Administration (MBA), University of Ulster 1995.
• BSc (Hons) Nursing, University of Ulster 1991.
• RM Registered Midwife Coombe Hospital Dublin 1981
• RGN (Hons) Nurse Mater Misericordiae Hospital Dublin 1979


Current areas of activity

• Building RCSI School of Nursing & Midwifery MSc Portfolio of Specialist Programmes
• Contributor to the International Regulatory Meetings
• Leadership Development and professionalisaton of Nursing & Midwifery in their contribution to world health issues e.g. Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
• Member of RCSI Bahrain Research Committee
• Member of RCSI SPG & R Academic Council