Nursing - Advanced Leadership
Why study nursing and midwifery at RCSI Dublin?
Educating future leaders in healthcare delivery and related research is at the core of the mission of the RCSI School of Nursing & Midwifery. The School aims to develop caring, reflective nursing and midwifery practitioners who can seek out and use research-based knowledge to improve patient care.
We are committed to providing students with outcome-focused curricula shaped by innovative teaching and learning practices. We have a long association with postgraduate nursing and midwifery education and are the largest such school in Ireland.
We aspire to become recognised leaders in the provision of health sciences education, both nationally and internationally. The suite of programmes we offer nurses and midwives in pursuit of postgraduate education is continually evolving in response to the needs within the healthcare service.
Our goal is to empower nurses and midwives to be able to demonstrate the difference they make to practice, and in doing so, to be able to respond accordingly to the leadership and professional challenges that they face every day.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Leadership is a fully accredited six-month part-time programme aimed at nurses who wish to advance their academic and professional knowledge and skills within leadership in nursing.
The programme will develop your critical thinking and skills and help you to critically reflect on your leadership role and examine theories and policies underpinning leadership, strategy and change management. The programme also aims to develop your confidence as an active member of the healthcare team.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:
•Evaluate the application of clinical judgement to professional leadership practice by utilising evidence-based practice
•Apply leadership skills in strategic planning and auditing of services as they relate to nursing practice and integrate learning from the audit process into strategies for the improvement of services
•Compare and contrast management and leadership approaches.
•Critically self-evaluate your professional and personal learning needs, while identifying and accepting responsibility for seeking out opportunities for growth and learning.
To be eligible for the programme you must:
•Be active on the NMBI register
•Hold a Level 8 degree* or international equivalent, demonstrated through a defined recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.
*If you do not hold a level 8 qualification, you may still be eligible to join the programme through our pathway programme, please contact us for further information on this route.
The programme modules are:
Module name Credits Assessment method
Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical 10 Assignment
Advanced Management & Strategy 10 Assignment
Change Management: Theory and Practice 10 Presentation and assignment
This six-month programme is run over two academic semesters; one modules is completed in the first semester and two modules in the second semester. Semester 1 is from September – December; Semester 2 begins in January
Study days take place in RCSI Dublin, approximately one day every second week, coupled with online learning.
Fees and funding
•Total fees: Fees are currently being reviewed for 2020/21 and will be released shortly.
•Your annual fees include the €45 NUI fee.
•There is a non-refundable online application fee of €50.
•Fees can be paid by bank transfer, cheque (made payable to 'RCSI') or bank giro. Full details on fee payment will be emailed to you shortly before the commencement of your programme.
•You can pay your fees in three instalments – one payment of 40% is due before you commence the programme, while the remaining payments can be paid in two 30% instalments in November and February of your year of study.
•If you meet the criteria for a Non-EU student please contact us for more information on fee payments
Intake: October 2020