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Nursing Management

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Management is a short (six-month) programme for nurses/midwives who are educated to certificate/diploma level and would like to further their learning in the areas of health financial management, human resource management and nursing education.

Learning outcomes 

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

•Evaluate the factors that influence health; and identify and plan health promotion interventions appropriate to patient/client needs in their areas of care.

•Reflect on the role of nursing management and leadership in order to work effectively as integrated members of multi/interdisciplinary healthcare teams.

•Analyse healthcare financing systems and evaluate the allocation of resources and the impact of this on the role of the nurse manager.

•Evaluate the theory of human resource management in a variety of clinical nursing environments.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the programme you must be active on the Opens in new windowNMBI register and educated to certificate or diploma level, demonstrated through a defined recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.


6 months part-time

Subjects taught


The six-month Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Management programme is run over one academic semester. Classes are delivered through blended learning with study days taking place in RCSI Dublin, once every two weeks.

The programme modules are:

Module name Credits Assessment method

Leadership and Management 10 Case study and assignment

Human Resource & Financial Management 10 Assignment and online quiz

Education for Professional Practice 10 Small group presentation and assignment

Course fee

Total fees: €3,295

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 two equal instalments – one payment of 50% is due before you commence the programme, while the remaining payment is due at the midway point of the programme.

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

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