Nursing - Gerontological Nursing

Meeting the healthcare and social care needs of older people requires expert assessment and careful planning by a range of disciplinary experts with specialist knowledge of ageing and altered health. If you are a nurse working in an older persons’ care setting, and you are committed to the provision of excellent care, the MSc in Gerontological Nursing offers an exciting and innovative way to further your career and enhance your professional development. This programme is designed to provide nurses with an opportunity to develop, enhance and maintain the specialist skills required to care for older adults in a variety of acute and community care environments.

Subjects taught

The MSc in Gerontological Nursing will be awarded to students who have completed the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Gerontological Nursing, and who complete the MSc research and dissertation module NMHS43870 Diss: Evidence Synthesis (30 ECTS).

Core Modules
Evid synthesis & translation NMHS44020

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed the Graduate Diploma in Gerontological Nursing or equivalent (NQAI Level 9)

Documents Required:
- Transcript(s) including date and grading of degree award (non UCD Graduates only) & notarised English translations where relevant
- A current photocopy of NMBI registration
- Copy of Birth Certificate or Personal Page of Passport
- Professional Reference Form(original form)
- Signed Declaration Form from employer (original form)
- Evidence of proficiency in English language (applicants whose first language is not English)
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL may be granted in respect of individual modules if applicants can demonstrate that the modules' learning outcomes have been achieved through prior credentialed or experiential learning. In some cases, where an applicant does not meet the prerequisites for entry to a programme, an RPL application may be considered. Further information can be found in respect of this here.

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

MSc Gerontological Nursing PT (X916)
Duration 1 Years
Attend Part Time
Deadline Rolling*
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised


1 year full-time.
Mode of Delivery: Face to Face

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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