Top
City scape

Nursing - Radiology

Graduate Diploma Nursing (Radiology)
This programme is designed to expand the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nurses who work in the Radiology Department. Students will be encouraged to develop, enhance and maintain the specialist skills that are required to care for persons in the radiology setting. On successful completion of the programme students will be awarded a Graduate Diploma Nursing (Radiology).

Who is the programme for?
The Graduate Diploma Nursing (Radiology) is a programme for nurses who are employed in the Radiology Department and wish to enhance their repertoire of knowledge and skills.

Aims of the Programme
The Graduate Diploma Nursing (Radiology) aims to meet the developing need for expertise in radiology nursing in line with the growing expertise in radiology intervention. The programme will provide you with an opportunity to develop, enhance and maintain the specialist skills that are required to care for persons in the radiology setting.

What will I learn?
The Graduate Diploma Nursing (Radiology) consists of a total of 6 modules of study (see 'programme structure') that are designed to enhance your knowledge with respect to holistic assessment and managements of clients in the radiology department.

How will I benefit?
On successful completion of all components of this programme you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma Nursing (Radiology). Credits obtained from this programme will readily contribute to an MSc degree for those who wish to pursue that option in the future.

Teaching methods
We use a range of teaching methods including lectures, workshops and seminars. A blended model of teaching and learning is a deliberate part of the programme to facilitate flexibility and accessibility. Clinical teaching is undertaken by specialists in the clinical area with particular emphasis on assisting students in applying theory to practice. Clinical Placements provide students with excellent opportunities to learn from experts in other hospitals and/or within their own hospitals.

Entry requirements

Specific requirements:
•Applicants must have at least six month's experience in Radiology Nursing at time of attendance.

•Applicants must be employed in a Radiology Department prior to commencing the course and for duration of the course.

General requirements:
•Applicants must hold a primary degree in Nursing (or equivalent in related discipline)/APEL consideration if no degree.

•Applicants must be entered onto the appropriate division of the
Nurses Register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (be registered as an RGN).

•Other criteria to be used in the assessment of the application include number of years of experience, and evidence of ongoing professional development.

Information technology
It is essential that you have access to a personal computer as Blackboard, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that supports students' online learning and teaching, is used extensively.

Documents to be submitted with your application
•Original transcript(s) including date and grading of degree award (non UCD Graduates only) & notarised English translations where relevant

•A current photocopy of An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (NMBI) registration

•Copy of Birth Certificate or Personal Page of Passport

•Signed Declaration Form from Employer (original form)

•Completed Professional Reference Form (original form)

•Completed Clinical Competence Assessor Nomination Form signed by the nominee

•Evidence of proficiency in English language (applicants whose first language is not English)

Duration

2 years part-time.

Number of credits

60

Further enquiries

General Enquiries:
Tony Kynes
Programme Administrator
B105, UCD Health Sciences Centre
+353 1 716 6491
t.kynes@ucd.ie

Academic Enquiries:
Mary J Murpjy
Lecturer
B314, UCD Health Sciences Centre
+353 1 716 6419
mary.j.murphy@ucd.ie

Subjects taught

This is a two year academic programme, broken down as follows:

Year 1
•Nursing Knowledge, Philosophy and Practice (10 credits)
•Foundations of Anaesthetic and Operative Nursing (10 credits)
•Research Methods Applied to Healthcare (10 credits)

Year 2
•Radiation Protection and Diagnostic Imaging (10 credits)
•Radiology Nursing (10 credits)
•Clinical Practicum (Radiology) (10 credits).

Possessing a broad and deep understanding of the theory and skills required for caring for clients in the radiology department you will be well positioned to work in a variety of settings specialising in this area both nationally and internationally. The programme is particularly aimed at preparing nurses to assume senior and specialist roles in radiology nursing.

Comment

Who should apply?

Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The applicants should have earned an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as political science, international relations, social science, sociology, history, geography, economics, global studies, public policy, development studies, EU studies, law/international law etc. with at least Upper Second Class Honours, or its equivalent (an overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher in the American system). Relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.

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.

Enrolment and start dates

Next intake: TBC

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!