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Nursing - Oncology - Online

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing – Oncology is a pathway on the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing programme. Students take modules with students on the Postgraduate Nursing Diploma Nursing Oncology and a number of shared modules with other postgraduate nursing students and there is one specialist module in oncology nursing.

This course will give registered general nurses, the knowledge and skills to work to meet the complex needs of providing nursing care to patients with cancer.

Entry requirements

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing is a part-time programme running for 6 months from the date of first registration for the programme. The Certificate has six pathways and applicants choose their pathway at the application stage. The pathways are as follows:

Pathway 1: Gerontological Nursing
Pathway 2: Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Disabilities (Not on offer for 2018/19)
Pathway 3: Medical and Surgical Nursing
Pathway 4: Nursing in the Community (Not on offer 2018/2019)
Pathway 5: Nurse/Midwife Prescribing
Pathway 6: Orthopaedic Nursing (Not on offer 2018/2019)
Pathway 7: Oncology Nursing

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing should normally:

(a) hold active registration on a division of the professional register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or be eligible for such registration as required for individual pathways:

Pathway 1: Applicants must be Registered General Nurses or Registered Intellectual Disability Nurses or Registered Psychiatric Nurses.

Pathway 2: Applicants must be Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability or Registered General Nurses/Registered Children's Nurses/Registered Psychiatric Nurses currently working in an intellectual disability setting.

Pathways 3, 6 and 7: Applicants must be Registered General Nurses.

Pathways 4 and 5: Applicants must be either Registered General Nurses or Registered Intellectual Disability Nurses or Registered Children's Nurses or Registered Psychiatric Nurses or Registered Midwives.

(b) have clinical practice experience (and support structures, if applicable) as required for individual pathways:

Pathways 1 and 3: Applicants must have a minimum of six months' post-registration experience (excluding courses) and at least three months experience in the speciality pathway applied for.

Pathway 2: Applicants who are Registered Nurses in Intellectual Disability must have a minimum of six months' post registration experience (excluding courses) and at least three months experience in intellectual disability nursing OR if a Registered General/Children's/Psychiatric nurse must have a minimum of one year's post-registration experience (excluding courses) in intellectual disability nursing.

Pathway 5: Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years post-registration experience (excluding courses). The required experience must have been gained within the past 5 years with at least one year in the area in which prescribing is proposed. In addition, applicants must (ii) demonstrate continuous professional development and ability to study at Level 9; (iii) provides support from employer and completed Site Self-Declaration Form, signed by the Director of Nursing/Midwifery/Public Health; (iv) 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. Applicants must contact their Director of Nursing/Midwifery/Public Health to discuss the identified need for nurse/midwife prescribing in his/her practice area/organisation.

Pathway 6: No experience required but must work in orthopaedic speciality area.

Note Re. Pathway 4: Applicants for Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing in the Community are not required to have community nursing experience at the point of entry to this programme pathway.

Note Re. Pathway 7: Applicants for Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Oncology are not required to have oncology nursing experience at the point of entry to this programme pathway.

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

6 months Part-time online

Further enquiries

 Margaret Landers
M.Landers@ucc.ie
021 490 1457
http://www.ucc.ie/en/nursingmidwifery/

Sheila Hedderman
sheila.hedderman@ucc.ie
+353(0) 21 4901560

Subjects taught

The programme is delivered as a blended learning programme which combines online or/and web-based learning with, face-to-face delivery

Theory modules (blended learning):

NU6005 Research Methods (10 credits)
NU6053 Ethics for Specialist Practice (5 credits)
NU6130Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 1 (5 credits)
NU6145 Foundations of Cancer Care (10 credits)

Assessment method

A range of assessments are used throughout the programme including written assignments, online activities (E. activities) and a competency book is completed for the practice modules.

Application date

Closing Date: August 2019

Non-EU Closing Date:
Not currently open to Non EU applicants

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date 30th August 2018

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