Nursing - Gerontological Nursing

Course Description
The aim of this course is to strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nurses caring for the older adult. The course provides an advanced grounding in methods of research, in addition to developing the theoretical and practical aspects of management, clinical practice and education in gerontological nursing. This is a taught Masters programme with a major dissertation. The programme commences with one full study week followed by one study day per week or the equivalent throughout the academic year. A combination of assessment strategies is used to evaluate the learning outcomes for the programme.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the course will be registered as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, or eligible for such registration, and will have a minimum of one year full-time or equivalent recent clinical nursing practice since first registration and hold an honours degree in Nursing Studies or equivalent or otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the entry requirements necessary to complete and benefit from the course.

All applicants to the School of Nursing and Midwifery whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:

IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6.5 in each category

TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT

University of Cambridge:
Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-sessional Pathway Programme

Please note that test scores are only valid for two years.

Duration

2 years part-time.

Further enquiries

Course Coordinator
Margaret McAdam
Telephone Number +353 1 896 3969 896 3753
Email: mmcadam@tcd.iePGT.Nursing.Midw@tcd.ie

Application date

Closing Date 30 June 2020

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2020

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