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Nursing - Oncology - Online

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

Why Choose This Course
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

Requirements
The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing is a part-time programme running for 6 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Applicants choose their pathway at the application stage and all of the pathways are viewable in the College Calendar.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS PATHWAY 7: ONCOLOGY NURSING
Applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate in Oncology Nursing should normally:

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. For the Oncology Nursing Pathway, applicants must be Registered General Nurses.

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

English Language Requirements
Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland
Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here.

International/non-EU applicants
For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants.

For more information please contact the International Office.

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

PATHWAY 7: ONCOLOGY NURSING
Theory modules (blended learning):
NU6005 Research Methods (10 credits)
NU6053 Ethics for Specialist Practice (5 credits)
NU6130 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 1 (5 credits)
NU6145 Foundations of Cancer Care (10 credits)

Modules
Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar
You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Comment

Course Practicalities
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.

Who teaches this course?
Dr Margaret Landers
Patricia O'Regan
Brendan Noonan
Dr Joan McCarthy
Dr Patricia Leahy Warren

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

Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one specific closing date, please check your course prospectus page for this information.

The UCC rounds closing dates for postgraduate taught courses are below. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible.

Deadline for receipt of full applications:
For all completed applications received by January 10th 2020
Offers will be made by January 24th 2020

For all completed applications received by March 2nd 2020
Offers will be made by March 16th 2020

For all completed applications received by May 1st 2020
Offers will be made by May 15th 2020

For all completed applications received by July 1st 2020
Offer will be made by July 15th 2020

Late applications may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any courses that have remaining capacity.

Non-EU Closing Date: 15 June
Non-EU Applicants: Information for Non-EU applicants may be found on the International Office Website https://www.ucc.ie/en/international/

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date Late August 2020

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