Why study nursing and midwifery at RCSI Dublin?
Educating future leaders in healthcare delivery and related research is at the core of the mission of the RCSI School of Nursing & Midwifery. The School aims to develop caring, reflective nursing and midwifery practitioners who can seek out and use research-based knowledge to improve patient care.
We are committed to providing students with outcome-focused curricula shaped by innovative teaching and learning practices. We have a long association with postgraduate nursing and midwifery education and are the largest such school in Ireland.
We aspire to become recognised leaders in the provision of health sciences education, both nationally and internationally. The suite of programmes we offer nurses and midwives in pursuit of postgraduate education is continually evolving in response to the needs within the healthcare service.
Our goal is to empower nurses and midwives to be able to demonstrate the difference they make to practice, and in doing so, to be able to respond accordingly to the leadership and professional challenges that they face every day.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing – delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital – offers you the opportunity to work and learn in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.
As a student on this fully accredited one-year part-time programme, you will gain experience of caring for patients with a variety of complex needs and have the opportunity to work alongside our ANPs in services such as Rapid Access Treatment Service (RATS), Minor Assessment Treatment (MATU) and chest pain.
In addition, as Beaumont Hospital is a national referral centre, you will also gain knowledge and experience in caring for patients with specialist needs such as neurosurgery, neurology (interventional radiology), ENT, renal, vascular and urology, and have ample opportunity to learn from experts in these fields.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically:
•Evaluate the holistic assessment of the patient and family who present to the emergency department (ED) in emergency and non-emergency situations.
•Explore the nursing management of patients with acute psychiatric disorders and alcohol related illness in the ED.
•Discuss the ongoing management and nursing interventions of patients with specific acute surgical illness.
•Evaluate the role of the nurse and the MDT in the provision of advanced trauma life support.
•Evaluate the nursing management of patients with medical and cardiac illness.
•Evaluate the role of the nurse in the management of patients who require advanced airway management and advanced cardiac life support.