Nursing - Child Health & Wellbeing

Trinity College Dublin

Nursing - Child Health & Wellbeing

Course Overview
This programme will enable students to strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills competencies, and attitudes necessary to advance care for the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families. The modules offered are grounded in a body of evidence-based knowledge that promotes excellence in contemporary nursing practice.

The course provides advanced study in research methods, the theoretical and practical aspects of management, clinical practice and leadership and child health perspectives as well as contemporary issues in child health and wellbeing.

Is This Course For Me?
This course is designed for current registered nurses who wish to develop their knowledge in children’s health, illness, and child wellbeing.

The MSc Nursing Child Health and Wellbeing programme does not lead to registration as a Nurse or Children’s Nurse or Registered Advance Nurse Practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Course Structure
There is a flexible approach where students now have the option to complete the M.Sc. over 3 years with the option to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or an M.Sc.

Year One starts with a full week of studying in September and continues thereafter one day per week for the remainder of the academic year.

Year Two consists of classes and workshops throughout the academic year. A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments.

Subjects taught

P.Grad.Cert. students take three specialist modules:

Childhood Adversity: Understanding the Impact of Childhood Adversity on the Life of the Infant, Child, and Young Person
Advancing Care Closer to Home: Contemporary Issues in Children’s Nursing and Healthcare
Integrated Care Delivery for the Child and Family

Upon successful completion of the P.Grad.Cert. modules, students may opt to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma and take a further three modules:

Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare
Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care
Digital Health – Understanding the Application of Technology in Modern Healthcare

M.Sc. candidates take all Diploma modules in one year; In Year Two, Masters students must complete a dissertation: Students who are eligible for the award of Diploma may progress to undertake a Masters degree within five years of first entering the programme.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants must hold at least an upper second-class (2.1) Honours undergraduate degree in nursing or a related discipline or equivalent professional and academic qualification.

They must also hold current registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, or, in the case of international applicants (for theory-only learning strands), be registered as a professional nurse in their own country.

All applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the English language must meet Trinity’s English language requirements. Find out more:

Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, you can learn more at:

Application dates

Closing Date: 30th June 2024


M.Sc.: 1 year full-time/2 years part-time/P.Grad.Cert. 3 years part-time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2024

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Career Opportunities
Graduates can be expected to provide quality nursing care and promote and develop excellence in their practice setting. In applying their learning, they will identify and address the need to integrate high quality care delivery with societal and healthcare demands in rapidly changing environments; this is critical to meeting service-user and healthcare service needs.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Postgraduate Certificate

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    Daytime,Part time,Full time

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