Nursing - Professional Nursing - Letterkenny

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Nursing - Professional Nursing - Letterkenny

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.

Professional Recognition
QQI and NMBI accredited

Subjects taught

Year One


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

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

Year Two

Quality and Innovation Mandatory 10
Elective Module Elective 10

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
Co Donegal
F92 FC93

or submit by e-mail to


2 years part-time.

Post Course Info

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
Private Healthcare
Allied Healthcare
Primary Healthcare

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
Clinical Specialism
Advance Practice
Clinical Nurse Management

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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