Entry to Year 1
Applicants for the MSc in Nursing (Advanced Nursing Practice) are required to:
(a) have a minimum of an honours primary degree in Nursing,
(b) hold active registration on a division of the professional register maintained by An Bord Altranais or be eligible for such registration as required for individual pathways.
(c) non EU Applicants who require to do their clinical placement in Ireland and who will be registered with An Bord Altranais will be required to demonstrate fluency (IELTS 7 or higher) in English if English is not the first language,
(d) have of a minimum of 7 years post-registration experience. This must have been gained within the past 8 years with at least 5 years in the area in which advanced nursing practice is being pursued
(f) provide evidence of support from an employer and a completed Site Declaration Form, signed by the Director of Nursing/Public Health/ authorised Nurse Manager containing confirmation of a designated medical practitioner mentor/and or Advanced Nurse Practitioner mentor who will provide supervision, support and learning opportunities, including opportunities to practice under supervision to gain the required competencies and clinical competence to practice at an advanced level in nursing.
For Pathway 2, (In addition to the above entry requirements) applicants are required to:
(g) provide nomination and confirmation of a designated medical practitioner mentor (completed Site Self-Declaration Form, signed by the Medical Practitioner/Mentor) who will provide the student with supervision, support and opportunities including shadowing opportunities to gain the required competencies for nurse prescribing in his/her practice area/organisation. Applicants must contact their Director of Nursing/Public Health to discuss the identified need for nurse prescribing in his/her practice area/organisation.
Direct Entry to Year 2
Applicants who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Year 1 or a relevant Higher Diploma programme may be considered for entry into Year 2 on a case by case basis. These applicants will be will be required to undertake NU6116 in addition to the 2nd year modules
Applicants who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Year 1 may be eligible to apply for entry to Year 2 but will be required to undertake NU6116 in addition to the 2nd year modules.
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 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 .