Nursing Studies - Direct Entry Year 2
This course is aimed at enabling busy practitioners to take a leadership role in clinical practice in an increasingly complex healthcare environment by facilitating professional and scholarly development. It is vital that nurses and midwives demonstrate the scientific evidence for their practice, and research-based practice is fundamental to providing quality care. Modules are aimed at enabling practitioners to utilise advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills in providing quality evidenced-based care. Other modules in research are aimed at developing the ability of nurses and midwives to become critical consumers of research.
Why Choose This Course
The course will prepare you to act as nurse leaders and innovators in clinical practice. It will enhance your autonomy and provide a sound basis for practice.
Graduates will be well placed to practice as advanced nurse practitioners or clinical nurse managers. Prospective students who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing will be considered for direct entry to year 2 of the course.
Direct Entry to Year 2
The following applicants are eligible to apply for entry to Year 2:
1. Applicants who have completed a Higher Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery or Public Health Nursing in the previous 5 academic years, subject to the programme being available.
2. Applicants who have completed (but who have not yet been conferred with) a Higher Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery or Public Health Nursing. Such applicants should fulfil the following criteria: Applicants who hold an honours primary degree in Nursing, Midwifery or equivalent must normally achieve a pass in the Higher Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma examination.
NOTE: In exceptional circumstances, applicants who do not fulfil the entry requirements may be recommended for entry to the programme under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) following a review of their individual qualifications and experience by the programme committee. Some such applicants may be invited for interview to satisfy the selection committee of their suitability for the programme. Admission to such applicants will be subject to the approval of the School of Nursing & Midwifery.
English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.
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 here.
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.
This course is assessed by a combination of essays, seminar presentations, poster presentations and a research dissertation.
MH6014 Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 credits)
NU6073 Dissertation in Nursing (20 credits)
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.
1 Year part-time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 1 year.
Start Date Late August 2020
Post Course Info
Skills and Careers Information
On successful completion of this course, you will have
1.Enhanced your critical appraisal skills
2.Developed clinical leadership
3.Contributed to practice development
4.Developed innovative clinical practice
5.Enhanced your ability to teach
6.A deeper understanding of issues surrounding the delivery of healthcare.