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Nursing - Education

Your course
The programme is aimed at Master's graduates who wish to gain a teaching qualification. Broadly, the programme develops nurses'/ midwives' expertise and understanding of teaching in higher education clinical settings.

Modules (see details of these on our course website) are assessed using a combination of coursework and teaching assessments. To support their skill development, students are expected to complete 100 hours of teaching/facilitation during the programme. Students are also expected to gain expertise in a wide range of teaching methods, lecturing, clinical teaching in both laboratory and clinical settings, and working with small groups using experimental approaches.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
1. Have successfully completed a Master's in Nursing/Midwifery or its equivalent;

2. Be a registered nurse on the General, Mental Health, or Learning Disability Nurse divisions of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann;

3. Have practised as a nurse/midwife for a minimum of three years post-registration (exclusive of post-registration/educational programmes);

4. Have negotiated a placement in a School/Department of Nursing/ Midwifery Education establishment, which will provide the opportunity to meet the practice requirements of this programme.


1 year part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Graduates have found employment in the health services, and in private hospitals and clinics and School/Department of Nursing/Midwifery Education establishments.

Further enquiries

Siobhan Smyth
T: +353 91 492 832


1. Externally approved: the course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

2. The course has a clinical focus, offering opportunities to develop specialist skills.

3. Flexible learning: blended learning is an innovative and flexible approach to learning, making it possible to combine working full-time with studying.

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