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Emergency Nursing - Children

UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems In partnership with Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital and the Children’s University Hospital.

Who is the programme for?

This one-year, part-time Graduate Diploma is designed to meet the professional educational needs of registered nurses caring for children and adolescents within the emergency department setting. It aims to advance your professional awareness, commitment, responsibility and accountability in paediatric emergency care nursing.

It will build on your existing knowledge and skills in caring for acutely ill or injured children who present to the emergency department.

It will provide you with the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values for the advancement of your role in the care of children and their families in emergency care, including critical analysis, creative thinking, decision making and communication.

How will I benefit?
On successful completion of the programme, you will receive a Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Emergency Nursing from UCD’s School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems.

The programme is recognised nationally and internationally and is a highly regarded qualification. With it, you will be well positioned to work in a variety of paediatric emergency care settings both nationally and internationally. Many of our graduates are now working in diverse roles such as nurse managers, educators, researchers and advanced practitioners.

Entry requirements

Registered with NMBI as a Registered General Nurse* or registered Children’s Nurse.

Have at least 12 month’s experience in emergency nursing care.
Currently employed in an ED where children also attend.
Other criteria include previous experience and evidence of ongoing professional development.

Every application is reviewed on an individual basis – extra clinical placements may be required.

*If you are an RGN - you must identify a Preceptor/Mentor in your own clinical site who has an RCN qualification/who has completed a Higher/Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Emergency Nursing.

•Original transcript(s) including date and grading of degree award (non UCD Graduates only) & notarised English translations where relevant
•Nurse applicants: A current photocopy of NMBI registration
•Nurse applicants: Completed Clinical Competence Assessor Nomination Form signed by the nominee
•Other health care professionals: A current photocopy of registration with professional registration body
•Photocopy of Birth Certificate or photocopy of Personal Page of Passport
•Signed Declaration Form from Employer (original form)
•Completed Professional Reference Form (original form)
•Evidence of proficiency in English language (applicants whose first language is not English)

Duration

1 year full-time

Further enquiries

General Enquiries:
Ms Lucia Suchorova
Executive Assistant
Room B1.05
lucia.suchorova@ucd.ie
+353 1 716 6448

Academic Enquiries:
Dr Felicity Johnson
Lecturer
Room B3.27
+353 1 716 6413
Felicity.Johnson@ucd.ie

Subjects taught

Programme structure
We use a wide range of innovative teaching methods including lectures, workshops and online media. This programme spans one academic year and includes six modules.

Semester 1 runs from Sept.-Dec: Semester 2 runs from the middle of Jan. to early May.

Semester 1

Module 1: Research Methodologies
Dates: 2-5pm Mondays x 12; Sept- end of Nov.
Assessments: (i) In class test*(ii) MCQ*(iii)Written exam*- Dec. *Subject to change

Module 2: Care of the Acutely Ill Child
Dates: Study week start of term- Sept.
Clinical placement days x 3 -Oct.
Assessments: (i) Workbook - early Dec. (ii) Nursing Rounds – Nov.

Module 3: Clinical Practicum
Dates: Spans both semesters
Assessments: CCAT

Semester 2

Module 4: Theoretical Bases of Nursing
Dates 2-5pm every 2nd Monday x 6; Jan.-end of April
Assessments: (i) Team debate* (ii) Group project* (iii) Written exam* *Subject to change

Module 5: Care of the Acutely Injured Child
Dates: Study week start of term – Jan. Clinical placement days x 3-March/April
Assessments: (i) Workbook* (ii) Written exam.* – May *Subject to change

Module 6: Care of the Child with Specific Needs
Dates: Clinical placement days x 2 - April/May. Study week in March.
Assessments: (i) Case Presentation - April (ii) Written rationale- April

Comment

On successful completion of the programme, you will receive a Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Emergency Nursing from UCD’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. The programme is recognised nationally and internationally and is a highly regarded qualification. With it, you will be well positioned to work in a variety of Paediatric emergency care settings both nationally and internationally. Many of our graduates are now working in diverse roles such as nurse managers, educators, researchers and advanced practitioners.

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.

PLEASE NOTE - THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS IS 1st AUGUST 2018

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2018

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