Nursing
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University of Limerick

Nursing

The overall aim of the MSc in Nursing is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to care for patients/clients to the highest professional standards across the health care continuum. The modules offered are grounded in a body of evidence-based knowledge that promotes excellence in nursing practice.

Key Facts
The programme offers a range of modules to allow the student choose a range of modules to suit their individual needs. An essential element of the programme is the application of the specific modules to the students clinical and practice environment.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Year 1

Autumn Semester
• Health Research Methods – Methodology (12 Credits)
• Leading and Managing Practice (9 Credits);

• Choice of One Elective Module (9 Credits);
• Principles of Primary and Community Care
• Supporting Perinatal Mental Health
• Principles Underpinning Dementia Care
• Advanced Assessment in Respiratory Nursing
• Principles of Palliative Care in Practice
• Principles Underpinning Perioperative Nursing
• Theories of Psychosocial Assessment and Care
• Philosophical Underpinnings of Gerontology care

Spring Semester
• Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare (12 Credits)

Choice of 1 Elective Module from the following:
• Therapeutic Interventions in Palliative Care
• Psychosocial Interventions of Mental Health Care
• Managing and Co-ordinating Peri-operative Nursing***
• Health Promotion in Nursing/Midwifery Practice
• Perinatal Bereavement and Loss
• Management and co-ordination of Gerontology Care
• Therapeutic Interventions in Dementia Care
• Safety Planning and Risk Management in Healthcare****
• Tracheostomy Care****

Choice of 1 Elective Module from the following:
• Inter-cultural Care
• Therapeutic Engagement
• Tracheostomy Care****
• Leading and Managing Infection Prevention and Control
• Safety Planning and Risk Management in Healthcare****

Year 2

Autumn Semester
• Dissertation

Spring Semester
• Dissertation 2

*Elective modules will only be offered on the basis of sufficient
numbers of students.
**Applicants must be working in perioperative theatre to undertake
this module.
***Applicants must have successfully completed module NS6091
****These module(s) run on 3 Wednesdays with additional day(s)
tbc for assessments.

Entry requirements

A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
Students would normally possess a primary degree( Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of recognized prior learning (RPL) as outlined in the ( RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery

The MSc Nursing will be offered as a full time programme but taken on a part time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one

Application dates

Standard Degree Applicants/ Include with your application

Full degree transcript and certificates/awards

Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration certificate

A copy of birth certificate/passport page

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts

English language competency certificate

Recognized Prior Learning Applicants/ who do not meet standard entry requirements / Include with your application copy of birth certificate/passport page

Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration certificate

1000 word typed Recognized Prior Learning Statement

Copies of all certificates or diploma's as part of prior learning to date

Duration

2 Years Full Time

The MSc Nursing/Midwifery will be offered as a full time programme but taken on a part time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PgDip/MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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