Nursing - Professional Nursing

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The programme provides the nurse with a broad-based educational experience to practice at an advanced level incorporating key concepts such as advanced decision making, professional leadership, evidence-based practice, professional ethics, research knowledge and skills. This course is jointly delivered in collaboration with IOTs Nursing consortia.

The PG/Master of Science in Professional Nursing programmes is the first blended learning Master`s programme in Nursing offered in the Department of Nursing and Healthcare. It is offered to qualified, experienced nurses and midwives who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies. The programme provides the nurse with a broad-based educational experience to practice at an advanced level incorporating key concepts such as advanced decision making, professional leadership, evidence-based practice, professional ethics, research knowledge and skills. Modules on the programme are shared with modules in the suite of Advanced Practice Programmes offered by the Department of Nursing and Healthcare.

Subjects taught

Year 1

PROPOSED MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS

1
Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice Mandatory 10
The Fundamentals of Professional Practice (Nursing) Mandatory 10

2 Leadership and Clinical Decision Making for Advanced Practice Mandatory 10
Advanced Practice in Person-centered Integrated Care Mandatory 10

Year 2

3
Quality and Innovation Mandatory 10
Elective Module Elective 10

4
Generating Evidence for the Healthcare Setting Mandatory 30

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

- Registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
- BSc (Hons) or equivalent NFQ Level 8 qualification in nursing or cognate discipline at 2nd class honours award level.

Application dates

Application form link below.
Please return the completed application form to:

Registry Office
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Port Road
Letterkenny
Co Donegal
F92 FC93

or submit by e-mail to admissions@lyit.ie.

Duration

1 year full-time

Enrolment dates

Entry year 2020

Post Course Info

Career Pathways
The main employers are:

HSE
Private Healthcare
Allied Healthcare
Primary Healthcare
Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:

Clinical Specialism
Advance Practice
Research
Clinical Nurse Management

Research

Research information
Associated Research
The Civil Engineering Research Centre (CERC) is a leading international, interdisciplinary centre that enables scientists and engineers from all areas of civil engineering investigation to work on diverse, yet complementary research.

The dynamic nature of this research has been key to the CERC's success in attracting significant funding from UK research councils, government departments and agencies. CERC generated £11.5m in external research income during the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) 5-year period.
A special feature of the CERC is the extensive and diverse range of research topics being researched by students and staff in the Centre.

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  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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