Nursing - Children's Nursing

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Subjects taught

• Growth & Development Child
• Nurs Child Enduring Needs
• Nurs Child Diverse Needs
• Principles Children's Nursing
• Nurs Child Acute Set (HDip)
• Evid Based Care Child (HDip)
• Practice Placement 1A
• Practice Placement 1B
• Practice Placement 2
• Practice Placement 3
• Practice Placement 4A
• Practice Placement 4B
• Comm Care & Service Child (Hdip)

Entry requirements

Registered with NMBI as a Registered General Nurse* or registered Children's Nurse.

Have at least 12 month's experience in emergency nursing care.

Currently employed in an ED where children also attend.

Other criteria include previous experience and evidence of ongoing professional development.

Every application is reviewed on an individual basis – extra clinical placements may be required.

*If you are an RGN - you must identify a Preceptor/Mentor in your own clinical site who has an RCN qualification/who has completed a Higher/Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Emergency Nursing.

Documents to be submitted with your application:
Original transcript(s) including date and grading of degree award (non UCD Graduates only) & notarised English translations where relevant

Nurse applicants: A current photocopy of NMBI registration

Nurse applicants: Completed Clinical Competence Assessor Nomination Form signed by the nominee

Other health care professionals: A current photocopy of registration with professional registration body

Photocopy of Birth Certificate or photocopy of Personal Page of Passport

Signed Declaration Form by Employer

Completed Professional Reference Form

Evidence of proficiency in English language (applicants whose first language is not English)

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) applications must be submitted online through your SISWeb account.

There are two instances in which you can apply to have recognised prior learning taken into account when applying for a programme in UCD.

1. RPL for admission to a UCD programme
If you are a prospective student seeking admission to UCD and you do not meet the required admissions criteria as set down for a particular programme of study in UCD, you may apply to be admitted based on prior learning.

2. RPL for exemption from a module or modules on a UCD programme
If you have been accepted onto a UCD programme and wish to have credit transferred towards the requirements of the UCD programme of study, you may apply for RPL from a module or modules.

When applying for RPL, please note the following:
You must submit your application for RPL as early as possible and preferably before you commence the relevant module/stage/programme.

An application for RPL relating to a particular module should be submitted before the third week of the trimester in which it is offered. Applications made after this date will only be accepted under exceptional circumstances.

Your application will be reviewed by the Taught Graduate Standing Committee and Programme Board. You can expect to hear of the outcome or status of your application typically within four to six weeks of submitting it (depending on committee schedules).

Please note that in some cases your application may not be successful or you may not receive RPL for the amount of credit for which you applied, therefore you must register for, attend and participate in the module or modules until you have been informed of the decision of the School Programme Board.

If your application is not successful, you are responsible for all assessments associated with the module.

Please read the UCD Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning at this link: UCD Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning

Application dates

Apply online
The following entry routes are available:

HDip Nursing (Children's Nursing) FT (X895)
Duration 1 Years
Attend Full Time


1 year full-time

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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