Nursing - Leadership & Quality Healthcare - Athlone

Why take this course?
This programme aims to enhance graduate nurses' competencies, attitudes and skills with which to function effectively as healthcare leaders within the health care environment. It provides an opportunity for professional development through supporting and facilitating the comprehension, application and analysis of knowledge, clinical managerial expertise and skills in the development of quality healthcare. The provision of evidence-based knowledge is aimed at supporting a quality evidenced-based practice whilst recognising the reciprocal relationship between theory, practice, research and knowledge development.

What will I experience?
The philosophy which underpins this programme is grounded in values and beliefs relating to the nature of four fundamental philosophical nursing concepts, namely: nursing, environment, person and health (Alligood & Marriner-Tomey, 2006). The programme will explore and apply to areas of enquiry central to nursing theory and practice, which are identified as knowledge and care. The process of nursing has evolved from and still occurs in a complex and ever-changing care environment. Nursing is a dynamic process which has evolved with advances in health care, including rapid developments in information management and technology. The nurse seeks to provide services that meet the preventative, promotional, supportive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care needs of individuals,families, groups and communities.

Course Award: Certificate in Science
Course NFQ Level: Level 9
Department: Dept of Nursing & Healthcare

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Level 8) or equivalent qualification is required for entry to this programme. In line with Institute Guidelines, students prior learning may also be recognised including: prior experiential (non-certified) and accredited (certified) learning. AIT Quality Assurance policies and procedures governing recognition of prior learning (RPL) will be applied to enable applicants with a non-classified award or a pre-Bachelors award, to progress to postgraduate studies where applicable, adhering to standard RPL application criteria set by AIT. Applicants gaining admission using APEL are required to provide the submittal of documentary evidence to support his/her application in line with AIT requirements.

Applicants to this programme who are applying for recognition of prior learning (RPL), must be registered/or be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland in any of the divisions of the nursing or midwifery register.

Post Course Info

What opportunities might it lead to?
Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate having obtained a 2H2 classification will be ideally positioned to progress onto a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing in Leadership and Quality Healthcare.

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  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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