The Professional Certificate Heart Failure Nursing is a 10 ECTS level 9 programme that is based on the curriculum developed by UCD and The Heart Failure Association & Council of Nursing & Allied Professionals of the European Society of Cardiology. It focuses on the role of the nurse in the care of persons with heart failure. This course will provide the nurse with an opportunity to develop, enhance and maintain the specialist skills that are required to care for patients with heart failure.
Aims of the programme;
The Professional Certificate in Nursing Studies (Heart Failure) aims to:
· Assist the student to gain advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes based on a holistic view of the patient throughout the continuum of care.
· Develop a greater understanding of the holistic principles which underpin the various aspects of nursing particularly in relation to heart failure.
· Provide students with an opportunity for personal growth and professional development.
· Develop skills to enhance their professional practice, including physical assessment skills, critical analysis, creative thinking, decision making, and communication skills.
How will I benefit?
On successful completion of all components of this programme the student will be awarded a UCD Professional Certificate in Heart Failure Nursing.