Nursing - Gerontological 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.

Course Details
The one semester, part-time postgraduate certificate in Gerontological Nursing offers you the theoretical knowledge necessary to provide evidence-based, quality care to our older population, whether in the acute setting, residential care or rehabilitation.

Subjects taught

This programme uses a blended learning approach, with an emphasis on online learning through our virtual learning environment.

Module name, Credits, Assessment method
Biopsychosocial Perspectives of Older Persons: A Person-Centred Model of Care, 10, Assignment and video submission

Dementia and Mental Health Disorders in Older Adults, 10, Assignment

Contemporary Issues, Legislation and Quality Improvement in Older Persons Services, 10, Assignment

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the programme you must:

- Be a registered nurse or midwife on the register in your country of practice.

- All applicants must hold a Bachelor degree. For applicants who don't hold a bachelor degree, there is a recognition of prior learning (RPL) pathway outlined below.

- Applicants (unless exempt) must meet the English language requirements: English proficiency test, IELTS score of 6.5 or the equivalent score on another standardised test.

- Clinical Learning Agreement/hours of learning experience document signed by director of nursing will be required

Please note: 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.

Application dates

How to apply
Applications for the programme are now open.

Please submit an online application by clicking on the"Application Weblink" below.

During the application progress you will need to submit the following:

A non-refundable application fee of €50
Scanned copies of your transcripts

The closing date for applications is Friday, 30th June 2023.


1 semester part-time. Blended learning.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime,Blended

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