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 2022 - May 2023

Course description

Pre-University Nursing with Midwifery Option Nursing 5M4349

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants 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 formal education. The aim of the course is to provide the academic and practical foundation for entry into nursing training as well as the social and human skills necessary for the career.


A theoretical approach to nursing will be complemented by practical experience.  • 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

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


Graduates may pursue a degree in many of the Institutes of Technology 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, TU Dublin – Blanchardstown, Carlow College, Maynooth University (incl. St. Patrick’s College), Athlone IT, TU Dublin, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Galway Mayo Institute, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), St. Angela’s College Sligo, University of Limerick, IT Carlow, Letterkenny IT, St Angela’s Sligo, Tralee IT, UCC, and Waterford Institute of Technology. Nursing graduates can also access one of the over places in First Arts in Maynooth University. 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. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: General Nursing: DCU DC218, Trinity TR093, Dundalk Institute of Technology DK 870, UCD DN450 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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature Students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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