Emergency Nursing

The Certificate in Emergency Nursing endeavours to educate and guide emergency nursing practice, a speciality that is underpinned by expert knowledge, specialist education and clinical experience.

Given the acuity of patients who present to Emergency Departments it is recognised that there is a need to develop additional clinical expertise among emergency nurses. In light of this a consortium of five Institutes of Technology has been commissioned by the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) H.S.E. to deliver a Level 8 Special Purpose Award in Emergency Nursing for nurses working in Emergency Departments. This programme supports the commitment made by ONMSD H.S.E. in association with the National Emergency Medicine Programme, to provide clinical education for nurses working in Emergency Departments.

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on for further details


26 weeks - Blended Learning Approach

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Progression and Career Opportunities
The Certificate in Emergency Nursing provides the essential education and clinical skills required by nurses in line with best evidence based practice when joining the emergency department team. It is envisaged that nurses who complete this programme will have the requisite knowledge and clinical skills to undertake further studies in emergency nursing.

Further enquiries

For further information please contact:
Course Leader: Dr. Frances Finn
051 845550,

Subjects taught

Course Structure
• Triage in the Emergency Department
• Emergency Medicine Early Warning System
• Cardiovascular System
• Sepis
• The older person presenting with delirium and dementia
• Non-life / limb threatening injuries
• Tissue viability
• Mental Health
• Quality Improvement
• Stress Management


Qualification Certificate in Emergency Nursing (20 credits, Level 8)

Application date

Closing Date 24 August 2018

Course fee

Cost €950

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