MSc Nursing (Year 2)
NFQ Level 9, 30 ECTS Credits
The RCSI School of Nursing & Midwifery offers a first class educational experience. As a year two Master of Nursing/Midwifery student you will develop a cutting edge research knowledge base built on exposure to modern day best practice in Research and Evidence Based Practice.
You will also receive a high level of positive based support in completing your Masters assessments in a rigorous manner, meaning that you will achieve a high standard Masters level degree.
This degree will fully equip you to further advance your Nursing or Midwifery career and most importantly arm you with the research skills necessary to play your role in ensuring Nursing & Midwifery continues to be based on the best evidence.
Our MSc programme requires students to develop a systematic review based on a topic of their choosing. The programme consists of in class lecture time and face to face contact time with an experienced supervisor who will facilitate your learning. Throughout the year you will be assessed on 4 pieces of work:
1. A oral assessment: in this assessment you will present your topic to two members of the academic team, this assessment is very short but focuses you on the task at hand.
2. An ethics submission: in this submission you will write an assignment based on the ethics classes which you will study.
3. A Methodology assignment: In this assignment you will cover the methological approaches to your study.
4. A systematic review: you will write a systematic review with the guidance of your supervisor. Many of our students later have their work published in journals.
On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:
Critically discuss the ethical principles governing research practice/structured iterative reviews
Critically discuss the theoretical underpinnings related to the variety of research approaches/structured iterative reviews
Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of techniques and approaches in data collection, analysis and interpretation, in research and structured iterative reviews
Prepare a protocol for the conduct of a research project or a structured iterative review
Conduct a well-designed research project/ structured iterative reviews
Demonstrate the ability to produce a paper, based on a critical analysis of their completed research project or iterative review, that is ready for submission to an academic journal.
Demonstrate the ability to develop an abstract based on a critical analysis their completed research project/iterative review that is ready for submission as a conference presentation.