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Nursing - Coronary Care Nursing

The Postgraduate Diploma in Coronary Care Nursing programme is designed to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to provide evidenced-based, quality care in today's challenging healthcare environment.

This fully accredited one-year part-time programme – delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital – is designed to allow students explore a range of clinical and theoretical issues, aiming to produce knowledgeable skilled and reflective nurses with the ability to function as team leaders and act as a clinical resource to peers.

Learning outcomes

This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically:

•Discuss the epidemiology/pathophysiology of chronic heart failure and the development of the clinical nurse specialist role.

•Evaluate and demonstrate the holistic assessment of the patient, presenting with heart failure.

•Explore the physiologic adaptive responses of patients to critical illness.

•Evaluate the relationship between cardiac disease and other body systems.

•Discuss the cardiac anatomy and physiology and explore the aetiology and pathophysiology of CVD, epidemiology and associated risk factors of CVD.

•Evaluate and demonstrate the holistic assessment of the patient, presenting with CVD.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the programme you must:

•Be active on the Opens in new windowNMBI register.

•Hold a Level 8 degree* or international equivalent, demonstrated through a defined recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.

Please note:
*If you do not hold a level 8 qualification, you may still be eligible to join the programme through our pathway programme, please contact us for further information on this route.

Duration

1 year part-time

Subjects taught

Modules

A blended learning approach is utilised in this programme, to promote lifelong learning and professional development for all nursing staff caring for cardiology patients.

The first three modules are delivered in RCSI with the remaining three modules and clinical component delivered in Beaumont Hospital.;

The programme modules are:

Module name Credits Assessment method

Advanced Research Methods 10 Assignment

Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical 10 Assignment

Clinical Practicum - Advanced Reflection and Competence 10 Assignment and clinical portfolio

Fundamental Concepts of Coronary Care Nursing 10 Assignment

Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiology Interventions 10 Examination

Holistic Management of the Heart Failure Patient and Family 10 Assignment

Course fee

Total fees: € 6,430

Please note:

•Your fees include the €45 NUI fee.

•There is a non-refundable online application fee of €50.

•Fees can be paid by bank transfer, cheque (made payable to 'RCSI') or bank giro. Full details on fee payment will be emailed to you shortly before the commencement of your programme.

•You can pay your fees in three instalments – one payment of 40% is due before you commence the programme, while the remaining payments can be paid in two 30% instalments in November and February of your year of study.

•If you meet the criteria for a Non-EU student please contact us for more information on fee payments.

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