Dunboyne College of Further EducationPre-University Nursing QQI Level 5

Pre-University Nursing QQI Level 5

1 year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2023 - May 2024

Course description

Pre-University Nursing with Midwifery Option Nursing 5M4349

This one-year course will aim to prepare students for work with people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development or residential setting. Nurses need social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Nursing Studies will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a qualification in this area. The aim of the course is to provide the academic and practical foundation for entry into nurse training as well as the social and human skills necessary for the career.


Core Modules:

• Nursing Theory and Practice • Communications • Anatomy and Physiology • Word Processing • Biology • Work Experience • Human Growth and Development • Mathematics • Care of the Older Person • Maternity Care Support • Infection Prevention and Control • Care Skills

Electives: • Maternity Care Support • Understanding Mental Health • Caring for Children in Hospital

UK – Universities: • All graduates of our Pre-Nursing Studies programme are eligible to apply for all Nursing Degrees throughout the UK and Ireland.

CERTIFICATION: •QQI Level 5 in Nursing 5M4349 • Patient Handling; CPR; Basic First Aid; Child Protection Course


Graduates may pursue a degree in many of the Universities around the country to study General, Psychiatric, Mental Health or Children’s Nursing. They may alternatively seek immediate employment in a range of hospitals, community care, and healthcare initiatives. There are now many nursing degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI links programme in colleges like DCU, UCD, Trinity, TUD Blanchardstown, South East Technological University Carlow / Waterford, Maynooth University (incl. St. Patrick’s College), TUD, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, Munster Technological University Tralee, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Atlantic Technological University GMIT / St. Angela’s College Sligo / Letterkenny, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), University of Limerick and UCC. The qualification can also be used for entry into third level courses in the Social Care/Social Studies area. This course will also help you to seek out links to the many nursing degree programmes in the UK like The University of West London, Edge Hill University, Southampton University, Staffordshire University, Liverpool, Bath, South Bank, Edinburgh (Scotland) and Bangor University (Wales), where we have close links.



General Nursing: DCU DC218, Trinity TR093, Dundalk Institute of Technology DK 870, UCD DN450 Childrens & General Nursing: DCU DC218, UCD DN451 Mental Health Nursing: DCU DC216,Trinity TR095, UCD DN453, Dundalk Institute of Technology, DK874 Intellectual Disability Nursing: DCU DC217, Trinity TR097, Dundalk Institute of Technology DK872 Midwifery: UCD DN452, Trinity TR913, Dundalk Institute of Technology DK877 Graduates from Pre-University Nursing Studies are eligible to apply directly for various nursing degree programmes in most UK universities.


• Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature Students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants may be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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