Nursing - Perioperative Care

The overall aim of the MSc Nursing (Perioperative Care) programme is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance specialist level knowledge and skills in the area of perioperative nursing care. A key goal of this programme is to prepare nurses for the challenges of leading and delivering specialist perioperative care.

Subjects taught

Programme Content
Year 1
Autumn Semester
• Health Research – Methods & Methodology
• Theoretical Principles of Perioperative Nursing
• Clinical Practicum 1

Spring Semester
• Promoting Quality and Safety in Health Care
• Managing and Co-ordinating Perioperative Nursing
• Clinical Practicum 2

Year 2
Autumn Semester
• Dissertation 1

Spring Semester
• Dissertation 2

Entry requirements

1. A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

2. Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year

3. Students would normally possess a primary degree (Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of recognized prior learning (RPL) as outlined in the (RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery

4. Students are required to be working in a perioperative setting for the duration of the programme

5. The MSc in Nursing (Perioperative Care) will be offered as a full-time programme but taken on a part-time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one.

Garda Clearance is also required for this programme.

Application dates

How to apply:
1. Choose your programme.
2. Check closing date for the programme.
3. Apply online at
4. Have your supporting documentation ready to upload.
5. Pay the application fee (€35 online / €40 bank draft or cheque).
6. Submit your application.

Standard Degree Applicants/ Include with your application

Full degree transcript and certificates/awards

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland current registration certificate

Clinical Practice Environment Self-Assessment Audit Declaration

Copy of birth certificate or passport page

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts

English language competency certificate

Recognized Prior Learning Applicants/ who do not meet standard entry requirements / Include with your application

Copy of birth certificate( Long Document)/Passport

Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration certificate

1000 word typed Recognized Prior Learning Statement

Copies of all certificates or diploma's as part of prior learning to date

Guidelines on Completing your Application
To ensure a speedy assessment of your application, please upload the above documents with your application form. Please title appropriately any documents you are uploading with the application form, for example "Supporting Statement", "Undergraduate Transcript", "Postgraduate Transcript", "English Language Certificate" etc.


2 years full-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Key Fact:
Successful completion of the Masters in Nursing will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for clinical nurse specialist posts.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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