Professional Nursing - Kerry

The aim of the 90 credit blended learning Master of Science in Professional Nursing programme is to provide an accessible, innovative, flexible 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 graduates of the programme will develop an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and innovation to practice at a higher level of capability as independent, autonomous and expert nurses across the health care continuum.

Course Delivery
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 student will be required to attend classes for face to face session every four weeks. Live sessions can be recorded.

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

Semester: 2
Advanced Practice in Person-Centered Integrated Care
Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice

Semester: 3
Quality and Innovation

Semester: 4
Generating Evidence for Healthcare Practice and Improvement

Electives for Semester 3 Choose 10 Credits from:
Advanced Comprehensive Health Assessment
Transforming Professional Practice Through Reflection

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to be:
- Registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

- BSc (Hons) or equivalent NFQ Level 8 qualification in nursing or cognate discipline with a minimum 2.2 award classification.

Application dates

Apply to Admissions Office Kerry Campus.

Admissions Office
Munster Technological University
North Campus
Co. Kerry
V92 HD4V


2 years.

Post Course Info

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)

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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