Nursing - Intensive Therapy Nursing
Delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital, the one-year part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Intensive Therapy Nursing offers you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge, experience and clinical expertise in the challenging and dynamic environment that is critical care.
The role of the nurse as clinician, patient advocate, researcher, educator and innovator are all developed to meet the multiple and complex needs of the patient with critical illness.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically:
•Discuss, evaluate and demonstrate the management of patients who require advanced cardiac life support.
•Evaluate the inter facility and inter/intra hospital transportation of critically ill patients.
•Evaluate and demonstrate the holistic assessment of the patient presenting with organ failure
•Explore the aetiology and path physiology of organ failure in critical illness
•Evaluate and demonstrate nursing practice and interventions in the management of critically ill patients.
•Evaluate the nursing management of critically ill patients post major surgery.
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.
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 and affiliated sites.
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
Founding Knowledge and Core Skills of Intensive Care Nursing 10 Assignment
Fundamental Concepts of Critical Care Nursing 10 Examination
Advanced Critical Care Nursing 10 Assignment
1 year part-time
Fees and funding
•Total fees: Fees are currently being reviewed for 2020/21 and will be released shortly.
•Your annual 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