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Nursing - Respiratory Care

The overall aim of the Masters in Nursing in Respiratory Care programme is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to enhance previously acquired professional education and develop critical inquiry, knowledge and skills, attributes and competencies in preparation for developing roles within nursing. The programme provides opportunities to explore research as evidence for enhancing and changing practice. Key emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking and reflective skills at specialist and advanced practice levels.

Entry requirements

1.A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
2.Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year
3.Students would normally possess a primary degree( Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of recognized prior learning (RPL) as outlined in the ( RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery
4.Students are required to be working in a relevant practice setting for the duration of the programme

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick

The MSc in Nursing (Respiratory Care) will be offered as a full time programme but taken on a part time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one.

Standard Degree Applicants/ Include with your application
•Full degree transcript and certificates/awards (including English translation if applicable)
•English language qualifications (Taken in the last 2 years, if English is not your first language)
•Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration certificate
•Copy of birth certificate (Long Document)
•Clinical Practice Environment Self-Assessment Audit Declaration

Recognized Prior Learning Applicants / Who do not meet standard entry requirements / Include with your application
•Copy of birth certificate( Long Document)
•Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration certificate
•1000 word typed Recognized Prior Learning Statement
•Copies of all certificates or diplomas as part of prior learning to date
•Clinical Practice Environment Self-Assessment Audit Declaration

Duration

2 years full-time. MSNURSTFAD

Careers or further progression

Graduate Profile
A key goal of this programme is to prepare practitioners for the challenges of leading and delivering specialist/ advanced level respiratory care across a variety of settings. To achieve this goal, programme content focuses on providing practitioners with the theoretical underpinnings, clinical exposure and competence for the development of knowledge and skills in areas of assessment and therapeutic interventions for persons with a respiratory condition. This programme focuses on nursing across the lifespan with respiratory related health conditions and provides nurses with the theoretical underpinning and clinical experience for the development of contemporary nursing skills in the assessment and management of patients with a range of respiratory related health problems.

Successful completion of year one of the master's programme (Graduate Diploma award) will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for clinical nurse specialist posts.

The MSc award on successful completion of year 2 will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for advanced practice posts.

Further enquiries

Dr Owen Doody
Tel: +353 (0) 61 213367
Email: owen.doody@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Year 1:
Autumn
• Health Research Methods and Methodology
• Advanced Assessment in Respiratory Nursing
• Clinical Practicum 1

Spring
• Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare
• Therapeutic Interventions in Respiratory Nursing
• Clinical Practicum 2

YEAR 2

Autumn
Dissertation 1

Spring
• Dissertation 2

Comment

A key goal of this programme is to prepare practitioners for the challenges of leading and delivering specialist/ advanced level respiratory care across a variety of settings. To achieve this goal, programme content focuses on providing practitioners with the theoretical underpinnings, clinical exposure and competence for the development of knowledge and skills in areas of assessment and therapeutic interventions for persons with a respiratory condition.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

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