Professional Nursing

Course Description
The aim of this programme is to provide an accessible, innovative, flexible and practice-orientated sustainable programme that will attract and retain nurses who will continue to work as Nurses within an integrated health service. The programme will enhance professional practice, patient safety and the education, administration and research capacity of the learner.

The Masters of Science in Professional Nursing will be offered to qualified, experienced nurses 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.

Who Should Apply?
This programme is suitable for Registered Nurses.

Subjects taught

Course Content

Leadership and Decision Making for Advanced Practice (10 ECTS)

Advanced Practice in Person Centered Integrated Care (10 ECTS)

Quality and Innovation (10 ECTS)

Research Methods of Evidence Based Practice (10 ECTS)

The Fundamentals of Professional Practice (10 ECTS)

Elective Module (10 ECTS)

Generating Evidence for the Healthcare Setting (30 ECTS )

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
To be eligible for this programme applicants must: ? Be registered Nurse with NMBI

Be currently employed in health care provision

Hold a level 8 qualification *Applicants who do not have a level 8 qualification may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to a PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course.

Basic IT skills are essential to complete this programme.

Applicants may be interviewed

Application dates

How to Apply
You should apply using the DkIT Postgraduate Application (see the download button below). Please include an up-to-date CV and NMBI registration with your application form and send your completed application to admissions@dkit.ie.

Duration

1 - 2 Years

Course Delivery
This programme will be delivered via a blend of face-to-face and online delivery.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
The programme provides the nurse with a broad based educational experience to practice at an advanced level.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc.

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime,Blended

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