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Critical Care Nursing

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.

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.

Advanced Health Assessment
plus
Advanced Research Methods Applied to Healthcare and
Dissertation
or
Researching Change in Your Own Organisation and
Action Research project

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:
Ms Nicola Berry
Senior Executive Assistant
B105, UCD Health Sciences Centre
+353 1 716 6409
Graduate.Nmhs@ucd.ie

Academic Enquiries:
Ms Katie Wedgeworth
Lecturer
B206, UCD Health Sciences Centre
+353 1 716 6447
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.

Advanced Health Assessment

plus

Advanced Research Methods Applied to Healthcare and

Dissertation

or

Researching Change in Your Own Organisation and

Action Research project

Application date

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.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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