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Nursing Studies - Clinical Practice

This course is aimed at enabling busy practitioners to take a leadership role in clinical practice in an increasingly complex healthcare environment by facilitating professional and scholarly development. It is vital that nurses and midwives demonstrate the scientific evidence for their practice, and research-based practice is fundamental to providing quality care. Modules are aimed at enabling practitioners to utilise advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills in providing quality evidenced-based care. Other modules in research are aimed at developing the ability of nurses and midwives to become critical consumers of research.

Unique aspects of this course
The course will prepare you to act as nurse leaders and innovators in clinical practice. It will enhance your autonomy and provide a sound basis for practice.

Graduates will be well placed to practice as advanced nurse practitioners or clinical nurse managers. Prospective students who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing will be considered for direct entry to year 2 of the course.

Entry requirements

Direct Entry to Year 2

The following applicants are eligible to apply for entry to Year 2:

1. Applicants who have completed a Higher Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery or Public Health Nursing in the previous 5 academic years, subject to the programme being available.

2. Applicants who have completed (but who have not yet been conferred with) a Higher Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery or Public Health Nursing. Such applicants should fulfil the following criteria:

Applicants who hold an honours primary degree in Nursing, Midwifery or equivalent must normally achieve a pass in the Higher Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma examination.

NOTE: In exceptional circumstances applicants who do not fulfil the entry requirements may be recommended for entry to the programme following a review of their individual qualifications and experience by the programme committee. Some such applicants may be invited for interview to satisfy the selection committee of their suitability for the programme. Admission to such applicants will be subject to the approval of the School of Nursing & Midwifery.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please see course webpage (link below) to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Duration

1 Year part-time

Careers or further progression

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
1.On completion of this course, you will have
2.enhanced your critical appraisal skills
3.developed clinical leadership
4.contributed to practice development
5.developed innovative clinical practice
6.enhanced your ability to teach
7.a deeper understanding of issues surrounding the delivery of healthcare.

Further enquiries

Sheila Hedderman

Senior Executive Assistant
E: s.hedderman@ucc.ie
T: +353(0)21 4901560

Subjects taught

Year 2
MH6014 Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 credits)
NU6073 Dissertation in Nursing (20 credits)

Assessment method

This course is assessed by a combination of essays, seminar presentations, poster presentations and a research dissertation

Application date

Applications for 2017-18 intake are now open.
Closing Date of application 9th June 2017

Non-EU Applicants:

Please visit the following page for further information for Non EU applicants http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/studyatucc/postgraduateprogrammes/tau...

Course fee

2017/2018 Irish/EU €2,500

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 11th September 2017

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