Students are required to gain 100 hours of teaching experience over the two years. The programme is delivered using blended learning which combines face-to-face and online learning. Modules (see details of these on our course website) are assessed using a combination of coursework, practice and teaching assessments. To support their skill development, students are expected to complete 100 hours of teaching practice/facilitation during the programme. Students are also expected to gain expertise in a wide range of teaching methods, including lecturing, small group teaching and clinical skills teaching as well as engagement with online teaching using teaching technologies in the virtual learning environment.
3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. This part-time programme is offered through blended learning, a combination of online and face-to-face learning and teaching.
2. Its innovative and flexible approach makes it possible for students to combine working full-time with studying.
3. Practical experience gained: 100 hours of teaching practice are completed over the two years and are an integral part of the programme.
Minimum Entry Requirements
All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
1. Have an honours bachelor's degree at NFQ Level 8 in Nursing or a comparable qualification. Applicants who do not hold an honours degree or Higher Diploma (Level 8) must demonstrate that they have successfully completed (in the previous two years) a module at Level 9. If you wish to apply for a Level 9 module, please consult: www.universityofgalway.ie/pca/pca.html;
2. Be a registered nurse on the General, Mental Health, or Learning Disability Nurse divisions of the active register maintained by NMBI; or hold a professional nursing qualification deemed to be equivalent by University of Galway;
3. Have practised as a nurse for three years post-registration (exclusive of post-registration/educational programmes);
4. Have negotiated a teaching practice placement in a third-level College of Nursing or Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education, which will provide the opportunity to meet the practice requirements of this programme
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. Candidates are encouraged to apply throughout the year and before the end of May (preceding commencement of the programme in September).
2 years, part-time.
Post Course Info
Graduates of this programme of study have found employment in various health service settings, third-level institutions of education, Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Education, Nursing Midwifery Practice Development Units and the private sector.