Nursing - Oncology

Course Outline
The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing – Oncology is a pathway on the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing programme. Students take modules with students on the Postgraduate Nursing Diploma Nursing Oncology and a number of shared modules with other postgraduate nursing students and there is one specialist module in oncology nursing. The programme is delivered as a blended learning programme which combines online or/and web-based learning with, face-to-face delivery.

Why Choose This Course
This course will give registered general nurses, the knowledge and skills to work to meet the complex needs of providing nursing care to patients with cancer.

Subjects taught

PATHWAY 7: ONCOLOGY NURSING
Theory modules (blended learning):
NU6005 Evidence Based Practice for Healthcare Professionals (10 credits)
NU6053 Professional, Ethical, and Legal Decision-making in Specialist Practice (5 credits)
NU6130 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 1 (5 credits)
NU6145 Foundations of Cancer Care (10 credits)

Entry requirements

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing is a part-time programme running for 6 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Applicants choose their pathway at the application stage and all of the pathways are viewable in the College Calendar.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS PATHWAY 7: ONCOLOGY NURSING

Applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate in Oncology Nursing should normally:
Hold active registration on a division of the professional register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or be eligible for such registration as required for individual pathways. For the Oncology Nursing Pathway, applicants must be Registered General Nurses.

Applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate in Oncology Nursing are not required to have oncology nursing experience at the point of entry to this programme pathway.

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available online.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country online.

International/non-EU applicants
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Application dates

How Do I Apply
1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to two courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online
Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the online application portal. Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a non-refundable €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.

Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing must apply on the PAC website when the programme opens for applications.

3. Gather Supporting Documents
Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to the online application portal in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
Any supplementary items requested for your course.
Please log into the online application portal for more details.

4. Application processing timeline
Our online application portal opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details.

5. Rounds
For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here.

Questions on how to apply?
Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.

Additional Requirements (All Applicants)
Please note you will be required to provide additional information as part of the online application process for this programme. This will include the following questions:

You may enter the details of professional or voluntary positions held. We strongly encourage you to complete this section with all relevant work experiences that will support your application.
Please describe your motivation and readiness for this programme.
In addition to your previously declared qualifications, please outline any additional academic courses, self-learning and professional training relevant to this programme.

Please upload certification of current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

All applicants must also submit a signed Declaration Form, to be completed by the Director of Nursing/Midwifery/Equivalent Authorised Manager. This form is downloadable online: Declaration Form PG Cert Oncology Nursing, CKU15.

Deferrals
Deferrals are not permitted on this course.

Assessment Info

A range of assessments are used throughout the programme including written assignments, online activities (E. activities) and a competency book is completed for the practice modules.

Duration

6 months Part-time online

Enrolment dates

Start Date Late August 2020

More details
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    PG Cert

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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