Nursing - Emergency Nursing
Why study nursing and midwifery at RCSI Dublin?
Educating future leaders in healthcare delivery and related research is at the core of the mission of the RCSI School of Nursing & Midwifery. The School aims to develop caring, reflective nursing and midwifery practitioners who can seek out and use research-based knowledge to improve patient care.
We are committed to providing students with outcome-focused curricula shaped by innovative teaching and learning practices. We have a long association with postgraduate nursing and midwifery education and are the largest such school in Ireland.
We aspire to become recognised leaders in the provision of health sciences education, both nationally and internationally. The suite of programmes we offer nurses and midwives in pursuit of postgraduate education is continually evolving in response to the needs within the healthcare service.
Our goal is to empower nurses and midwives to be able to demonstrate the difference they make to practice, and in doing so, to be able to respond accordingly to the leadership and professional challenges that they face every day.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing – delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital – offers you the opportunity to work and learn in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.
As a student on this fully accredited one-year part-time programme, you will gain experience of caring for patients with a variety of complex needs and have the opportunity to work alongside our ANPs in services such as Rapid Access Treatment Service (RATS), Minor Assessment Treatment (MATU) and chest pain.
In addition, as Beaumont Hospital is a national referral centre, you will also gain knowledge and experience in caring for patients with specialist needs such as neurosurgery, neurology (interventional radiology), ENT, renal, vascular and urology, and have ample opportunity to learn from experts in these fields.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically:
•Evaluate the holistic assessment of the patient and family who present to the emergency department (ED) in emergency and non-emergency situations.
•Explore the nursing management of patients with acute psychiatric disorders and alcohol related illness in the ED.
•Discuss the ongoing management and nursing interventions of patients with specific acute surgical illness.
•Evaluate the role of the nurse and the MDT in the provision of advanced trauma life support.
•Evaluate the nursing management of patients with medical and cardiac illness.
•Evaluate the role of the nurse in the management of patients who require advanced airway management and advanced cardiac life support.
To be eligible for the programme you must:
•Be active on the NMBI register
•Hold a Level 8 degree* or international equivalent demonstrated through a defined recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.
*If you do not hold a level 8 qualification, you may still be eligible to join the programme through our pathway programme, please contact us for further information on this route.
A blended learning approach is utilised in this programme, to promote lifelong learning and professional development for all nursing staff.
The first three modules are delivered in RCSI with the remaining three modules and clinical component delivered in Beaumont Hospital.
The programme modules are:
Module name Credits Assessment method
Advanced Research Methods 10 Assignment
Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical 10 Assignment
Clinical Practicum - Advanced Reflection and Competence 10 Assignment and clinical portfolio
Fundamental Concepts of Emergency Nursing 10 Assignment
Medical, Cardiac, Neurological and Neurosurgical Emergency Nursing 10 Examination
Trauma and Surgical Emergency 10 Assignment
1 year part-time
Total fees: Fees are currently being reviewed for 2020/21 and will be released shortly.
•Your fees include the €45 NUI fee.
•There is a non-refundable online application fee of €50.
•Fees can be paid by bank transfer, cheque (made payable to 'RCSI') or bank giro. Full details on fee payment will be emailed to you shortly before the commencement of your programme.
•You can pay your fees in three instalments – one payment of 40% is due before you commence the programme, while the remaining payments can be paid in two 30% instalments in November and February of your year of study.
•If you meet the criteria for a Non-EU student please contact us for more information on fee payments