This is an exciting new pathway of the MSc/ Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing programme, Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Oncology) is being offered a blended learning programme (part online and part attendance at workshops/tutorials). It is designed to meet the needs of nurses working in oncology settings who wish to undergo a specialist oncology programme.
The philosophy underpinning oncology programmes in the School recognises the uniqueness of the individual at each stage of the cancer care trajectory. The physical and psychosocial effect of cancer creates specific needs for patients and families from diagnosis to treatment and through to survivorship.
The course provides a structured programme of study that enables the student to develop knowledge, skills and competencies in oncology nursing practice. Blended learning approach will allow more accessibility and flexibility to students of the programme.
The post-graduate diploma in oncology nursing is the only course offering a MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in oncology nursing in the HSE Southern region. This course leads to an MSc in nursing.
The incidence of cancer is increasing steadily in our society. Therefore,it is important that nurses working in oncology practice are equipped with advanced knowledge and skills to care for patients living with a diagnosis of cancer. The curriculum will enable students to integrate specialised knowledge and technical skills to help people living with cancer and their families throughout the cancer journey.