Nursing - Clinical Practice
MSc Nursing (Clinical Practice)
The MSc Nursing (Clinical Practice) programme helps you to develop valuable knowledge and skills in the areas of clinical leadership and practical research methods that can be applied in the workplace.
Who is the programme for?
This programme is designed for holders of Level 9 Graduate Diploma (Specialist area) or Level 9 Higher Diploma (Specialist Area) who wish to deepen and broaden their knowledge and expertise in order to act as clinical leaders in nursing or midwifery.
We aim to provide you with advanced research knowledge and skills.
What will I learn?
You will sharpen your analytical and critical thinking and develop knowledge and skills that will help you assume a leadership role in clinical care.
How will I benefit?
The programme will enhance your career prospects and give you the building blocks for lifelong self-directed learning. It will provide you with the key knowledge and skills to innovate and lead in your area of practice.
A wide a range of diverse and student-cantered teaching methods are used. Blackboard a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that supports online learning and teaching is used extensively. Students attend multidisciplinary lectures and tutorials. The programme is focused on nursing as professional discipline and research skills to enable students to be even more effective nurses, change agents and leaders in the workplace.
This is a one (academic) year programme, delivered over 2 trimesters.
NMHS 44020 Evidence synthesis and translation (30 credit module)
- Applicants must be registered as a professional nurse or midwife on a live register
- Applicants must be employed in clinical practice/management while undertaking the programme
- Experience in management is desirable
- Hold a Level 9 Graduate Diploma or Level 9 Higher Diploma in Nursing
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.
TO APPLY FOR RPL PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=APPLY
Please read the UCD Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning at this link: UCD Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning
Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and programmes will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
How to apply
Applications are made online through UCD Applications. ?Applicants may be required to undertake an interview (either face-to-face or via telecommunication) as part of the admission process.
Please note that all applicants are required to pay a €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.
Documents to be submitted with your application
- Academic Transcripts including date and grading of Degree award (non UCD only)
- Current photocopy of NMBI registration and PIN
- Copy of Birth Certificate or Personal Pages of Passport (non UCD only)
- Professional Reference Form
- Evidence of proficiency in English language (applicants whose first language is not English)
This is a one (academic) year programme, broken down into three semesters. Assessments are varied and occur at intervals throughout and at the end of the semesters.
1 year part-time.
Next Intake: September 2020.
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Careers/where can I go?
With your newly developed management and leadership skills, you can work in a health care environment in a number of areas including:
Human Resource Management