1.Hold an honors degree in Nursing Studies or equivalent; and
2.Hold a MSc in Nursing or MSc in Midwifery or relevant subject
3.or otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course, subject to the discretion/permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
4.Current registration on the relevant Nursing Division maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland;
5.Have a minimum of three years post-registration clinical experience during the last five years with at least one year full-time experience in the specific area of practice.
6.Have received a written commitment from host organisation to support the student for the clinical practicum (to include prescribing of medicinal products and ionising radiation).
7.The host hospital must obtain a satisfactory clinical audit as a suitable learning environment for the relevant speciality
Documentation required to complete application
1.A copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration.
2.1 Academic and
3.1 Professional reference
4.Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses.
5.Copies of official awards (parchments) from completed educational courses.
6.A Clinical Learning Environment Audit Tool to cover Medicines and Medicinal Products and Ionising Radiation as appropriate to practice and signed by both the Director of Nursing and the Medical Practitioner.
1.Site Declaration Form to cover Medicines and Medicinal Products and Ionising Radiation as appropriate to practice and signed by both the Director of Nursing and the Medical Practitioner.
2.Written commitment/memo of understanding from the Director of Nursing to support the student during the clinical practicum and to nominate a suitably qualified practitioner to act as a clinical supervisor/mentor during the student's clinical learning experience.
Flexibility in Progression from P.Grad.Cert. and P.Grad.Dip. to M.Sc.
Applicants who wish to undertake the P. Grad Certificate consisting of the following two modules online totalling 30 ECTS credits, should apply directly for the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP)
-Advanced Practice in the Clinical Practicum with defined pathways (20 ECTS):
-Decisions Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional Roles (10 ECTS):
Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate programme may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (P. Grad. Cert) or may progress further on the Postgraduate Diploma (P. Grad. Dip.) and Masters (M. Sc.) in Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) programme.
Otherwise, applicants who wish to apply for the M. Sc. or P. Grad. Dip. programme apply directly for the Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip.) as follows:
DPTNM-ANED-3P09 Nursing-Advanced Practice (ANP) (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip.) (part-time)
Upon successful completion of five modules, totalling 60 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (P. Grad. Dip.) or may progress further on the Master (M.Sc.) programme.
Students who are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may progress to undertake a M. Sc. within two years of first entering the Certificate or Diploma programmes.
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.