Nursing - Nursing Health Assessment & Interventions for Persons with an Intellectual Disability

Certificate in Nursing Health Assessment & Interventions for Persons with an Intellectual Disability

For Nurses Working in the Intellectual Disability Services

Course Description
The aim of the programme is to further develop nurses' evidence based practice for the challenges of the assessment, management and care provision of the health needs of persons with an intellectual disability.

This programme will allow participants to critically examine the assessment and the contemporary management of prevalent health conditions within the context of their own practice. Thus, they can provide timely, optimal, collaborative and compassionate care to enhance the person's outcomes and improve their quality of life.

Who Should Apply?
This Certificate in Nursing Health Assessment and Interventions for Persons with an Intellectual Disability will be of particular interest to nurses who wish to develop an evidencebased practice for the challenges of the assessment, management and care provision of the health needs of persons with an intellectual disability.

Subjects taught

Health assessment
Health planning
Supporting a person with complex health needs
Interdisciplinary collaboration.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Participants must be:
- Be a registered Nurse with NMBI or equivalent

- Be currently employed in Intellectual Disability services.

- All applicants will normally hold a relevant level 8 qualification (or equivalent). Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy.

- Candidates may be interviewed.

- Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to a PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course.

- Basic IT skills essential.

Application dates

All programmes are delivered subject to demand.

Interested applicants MUST first discuss the matter with their Clinical Manager and the Practice Development Co-ordinator within their area of employment.

Students should then apply online using the APPLY NOW button below. Please ensure to upload an up-to-date CV and a scan of your NMBI / Professional registration with your application.

Credits

10

Duration

1 Semester (14 weeks).

Course Delivery
The course is delivered over one semester using a blended learning format that combines face to face classes with online delivery.

Fees

Fees €800

Fees & How to Apply?
Visit dkit.ie/parttime for more information about this course, how to apply and the start date for this course.

Enrolment dates

Starting Date Thursday 30th January 2020

More details
  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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    Course provider