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Nursing - Year 2

Programme Overview:
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.

Learning Outcomes/Aims:
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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements:
Applicants must hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing to enter the 2nd year of the MSc Nursing - please contact the Programme Coordinator below to discuss your eligibility.


Programme Structure:
This programme has a September intake, taking place over 1 academic year, students will attend college on a part time basis and work alongside a dedicated supervisor to complete their research.

Number of credits

NFQ Level 9, 30 ECTS Credits

Careers or further progression

What next?
On successful completion a student may opt to complete the Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership, Post Graduiate Certificate (Advanced Practice) or PhD Nursing. Recommended: PhD Nursing

Further enquiries

More information:
If you would like further information on this programme please contact:

Programme Coordinator: Mr James Hayes (
Programme Director: Dr Declan Patton (

Subjects taught

Module Name
Generating Evidence for Practice

ECTS Credits

Assessment Method

Oral presentation of project proposal

Ethics group project

Assignment: Methodological issues in iterative reviews and original research projects

Assignment: Preparation of manuscript for publication and abstract for conference submission

Application date

Applications for this programme are no longer available online, please contact for further information

Course fee

€5,645 (EU Fee)

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