Nursing - Diabetes

It is a chronic metabolic condition that can cause significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality if not managed correctly. Central to this management is controlling key physiological indices such as blood sugar, blood pressure and blood lipid levels, as well as promoting health behaviours such as regular exercise, healthy eating and not smoking.

This novel interdisciplinary programme is aimed at nurses who want to improve their knowledge and clinical skills for the care of patients with diabetes.

1. Improve knowledge of diabetes.
2. Improve skills of diabetes management.
3. Improve patient care.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Programme applicants must meet the following entry requirements: 1. Be registered as a general nurse;
2. Hold an active general nursing registration;
3. Have a minimum of one year's post-registration experience.

Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis.


1DIN1: 2 years, full-time (MHSc); 1DIN9: 1 year, full-time (PDip)

1DIN1 (MHSc); 1DIN9 (PDip)

Enrolment dates

2020–21 academic year

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma/Master's of Health Sciences Diabetes, which are Level 9 NFQ awards, a registered nurse would be eligible to apply for clinical nurse specialist registration in diabetes.

More details
  • Qualification letters


  • Qualifications

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

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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