Nursing - Diabetes Nursing
Diabetes is a global health emergency with over 600 million people expected to have the condition by 2030, representing 10% of the world's population. Therefore the World Health Organisation has classed diabetes as an epidemic requiring urgent action for both prevention and management. 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.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. Improve knowledge of diabetes.
2. Improve skills of diabetes management.
3. Improve patient care.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Programme applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
• Be registered as a general nurse;
• Hold an active general nursing registration;
• Have a minimum of one year's post-registration experience.
GARDA VETTING/POLICE CLEARANCE:
Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme.
2 years, full-time (MHSc); 1 year, full-time (PDip)
1DIN1 (MHSc); 1DIN9 (PDip)
2020–21 academic year
Post Course Info
On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma/Masters 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.