Nursing - Adult Respiratory Nursing Practice

Course Description
The aim of the programme is to enhance nurses' evidence based knowledge, skills and competencies for the challenges of supporting individuals experiencing acute or chronic conditions of the respiratory system.

Nurses undertaking this programme will critically examine the assessment and management of respiratory disorders within the context of their own practice so that they can provide timely, optimal, collaborative and compassionate care to enhance client outcomes and improve quality of life.

Who Should Apply?
Registered nurses working in a variety of settings who are working with clients with respiratory conditions.

This programme offers registered nurses an opportunity to engage in evidence based, patient centred, and responsive respiratory care.

This Certificate in Adult Respiratory Nursing Practice will be of particular interest to nurses whose work may bring them into contact with individuals experiencing acute or chronic conditions of the respiratory system.

Subjects taught

- Examination of Disorders of the Respiratory System
- Evidence-based Care and Management
- Challenges of Living with a Respiratory Illness/Disorder.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Participants must be:
- Registered Nurse with NMBI

- Currently employed in health care provision

- Applicants will normally hold a level 8 qualification.

- Applicants who do not have a level 8 qualification may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

- Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to a PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course

- Basic IT skills essential

- Applicants may be interviewed

Application dates

How to Apply

Places for this course are offered on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend getting your application in as early as possible.

Applicants should also include a copy of their CV and NMBI registration with their application.

All programmes are delivered subject to demand.

If you have any questions about this course, please use the 'Enquire about this course' button at the bottom of this page.




1 semester.

Course Delivery
The course is delivered over one semester using a blended learning format that combines face to face classes with online delivery.


Fees €800

Enrolment dates

Starting Date Friday 24th January 2020

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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