Nursing - Professional - Kerry

This 90-credit NFQ Level 9 Master of Science in Professional Nursing is the first blended learning MSc offered by collaborating Departments of Nursing:

Munster Technological University MTU
Dundalk Institute of Technology DkIT
Atlantic Technological University ATU
South Eastern Technological University SETU
Experts from each college will take you through your modules as you progress your knowledge and confidence in mastering professional nursing.

Course Delivery
Online one day weekly x 3 weeks
Onsite every 4th week at your nearest college
The programme will be delivered using a blended learning approach that combines online synchronous and asynchronous delivery and activities, with a number of modules that include face to face sessions. This means that the student can link into online classes remotely. It is anticipated that students will be required to attend classes for a face to face session every four weeks. Live sessions can also be recorded. hosted on Thursdays each week in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

The Nursing Department at MTU offers two purpose built bright, open-plan Clinical Skills Laboratories, providing versatile spaces that can adapt to various skill/simulation scenario set-ups (link to Clinical Skills lab). The clinical skills teaching will consist of the inter-disciplinary team consisting of a network of clinical experts established through the development of undergraduate and practice based previous programmes.

Subjects taught

Semester 1

The Fundamentals of Professional Practice
Leadership and Clinical Decision-Making for Advanced Practice
Semester 2

Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice
Advanced Practice in Person-centred, Integrated Care
Semester 3

Quality and Innovation
Advanced Comprehensive Health Assessment
Semesters 3 and 4

Generating Evidence for the Healthcare Setting

Entry requirements

Registered or eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Successful completion of a National Framework of Qualifications level 8 with a minimum of 2.2 award


2 years part-time.

Post Course Info

Thinking of developing your career in management, education, research, or practice?

This Master's will prepare you for the next steps on your career journey. Some nurses will progress to Advanced Nurse Practitioner status and will be seeking exemptions from the modules already completed in the MSc in Professional Nursing, others will progress to teaching undergraduate nursing and more will continue to undertake their PhD's in the field of nursing and/or healthcare.

PhD in Nursing or Healthcare. Graduates from the MSc in Professional Nursing progamme will have achieved the outcomes necessary to progress to study at NFQ level 10.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime

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