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The overall aim of the MSc in Nursing is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to care for patients/clients to the highest professional standards across the health care continuum. The modules offered are grounded in a body of evidence-based knowledge that promotes excellence in nursing practice.


2 Years Full Time

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Owen Doody
Mobile: +353 (0) 86 8379781

Tel: +353 (0) 61 213367

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Autumn Semester
• Health Research Methods – Methodology (12 Credits)
• Leading and Managing Practice (9 Credits);
• Choice of One Elective Module (9 Credits);
• Principles of Primary and Community Care
• Supporting Perinatal Mental Health
• Principles Underpinning Dementia Care
• Advanced Assessment in Respiratory Nursing
• Principles of Palliative Care in Practice
• Principles Underpinning Perioperative Nursing
• Theories of Psychosocial Assessment and Care

Spring Semester
• Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare (12 Credits)
• Choice of Two Elective Module (9 Credits);
• Intercultural Care
• Health Promotion in Nursing / Midwifery Practice
• Therapeutic Engagement
• Therapeutic Interventions in Dementia Care
• Therapeutic Interventions in Palliative Care
• Managing and Co-Ordinating Perioperative Care
• Psychosocial Interventions
• Therapeutic Interventions in Respiratory Care
• Tracheostomy Care
• Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare
• Perinatel Bereavement and Loss

Autumn Semester
• Dissertation 1

Spring Semester
• Dissertation 2

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.

Enrolment and start dates


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