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Critical Care Nursing

MSc Critical Care Nursing X726
Course Description

*This programme is designed for holders of Graduate Diplomas in the following specialities: Critical Care–Intensive Care, Critical Care-Cardiovascular, Heart Failure Nursing, Paediatric Critical Care and Peri-Operative Nursing.

Holders of Level 8 Higher Diplomas should contact the School to discuss their options.

Programme Aims
This exciting programme will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills in advanced health assessment of the critically ill patient. You will also get the opportunity to demonstrate the importance of change in practice through the development of an innovation project which will address research questions that arise in your clinical practice.

Entry requirements

•Applicants must be registered as a professional nurse or midwife on a live register
•Applicants must be employed in clinical practice while undertaking the programme
•Applicants must have successfully completed a Graduate Diploma in one of the following specialities: Critical Care–Intensive Care, Critical Care-Cardiovascular, Heart Failure Nursing, Paediatric Critical Care and Peri-Operative Nursing.

Documents to be submitted with your application
•Academic Transcripts including date and grading of Degree award (non UCD only)
•Current photocopy of NMBI registration and pin
•Copy of Birth Certificate or Personal Pages of Passport (non UCD only)
•Professional Reference Form
•Evidence of proficiency in English language (applicants whose first language is not English)

Duration

1 year full-time

Number of credits

45 credits

Further enquiries

General Enquiries
Dr Asmahan McCambridge
Senior Executive Assistant
B105, UCD Health Sciences Centre
Tel: +353 1 716 6490
email: asmahan.mccambridge@ucd.ie

Academic Enquiries:
Ms Katie Wedgeworth
Lecturer
B206, UCD Health Sciences Centre
Tel: +353 1 716 6447
email: Katie.Wedgeworth@ucd.ie

Subjects taught

Programme Structure
This is a one (academic) year programme, broken down into three semesters. Assessments are varied and occur at intervals throughout and at the end of the semesters.

NMHS42960 Advanced Health Assessment (10 ECTS)

Students are required to choose one of the following dissertation options:
Year Long Module NMHS43520 MSc Diss. Evidence Review (30 ECTS)
Year Long Module NMHS43530 MSc Diss. Empirical Study (30 ECTS)
Year Long Module NMHS43540 MSc Diss. Pract Innov Project (30 ECTS)

Application date

How to apply
Applications are made online through UCD Applications. ​Applicants may be required to undertake an interview (either face-to-face or via telecommunication) as part of the admission process.

Please note that all applicants are required to pay a €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.

Closing Date: 31 July 2018.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2018

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