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Nursing Studies - Direct Entry Year 2

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.

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 click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .

Duration

1 Year part-time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 1 year.

Careers or further progression

Skills and Careers Information

On successful completion of this course, you will have

1.enhanced your critical appraisal skills
2.developed clinical leadership
3.contributed to practice development
4.developed innovative clinical practice
5.enhanced your ability to teach
6.a deeper understanding of issues surrounding the delivery of healthcare.

Further enquiries

Contact details for this course
Dr Nicola Cornally
n.cornally@ucc.ie
+ 353 21 492 3310

Sheila Hedderman
s.hedderman@ucc.ie
021 490 1560

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

Closing Date 10th June 2019

Non-EU Applicants:
Not currently open to Non EU applicants

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date August 2019

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