Nursing Studies Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2021 - May 2022

Course description

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Nursing Studies 5M4349

What Is Nursing Studies?

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. The nurse needs the 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.

Course Content
A theoretical approach to nursing will be complemented by practical
experience. The following modules will be offered in 2019 subject to
availability and demand:
• Nursing Theory and Practice • Communications
• Anatomy and Physiology • Word Processing
• Biology • Work Experience
• Human Growth and Development • Mathematics
• Care of the Older Person • Care Skills
• Infection Prevention and Control

QQI Level 5 in Nursing 5M4349. Patient Handling
CPR. Basic First Aid. Child Protection Online Course

Career Opportunities
Graduates may pursue a diploma or degree in many of the IT colleges
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,
IT Blanchardstown, Carlow College, Maynooth University (incl. St.
Patrick’s College), Athlone IT, DIT, Dundalk IT, 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 IT. Nursing graduates can also access one of the
over 140 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.

Higher Education Progression
General Nursing: DCU DC218, Trinity TR 093, Dundalk IT DK 870,
Mental Health Nursing: DCU DC216, Trinity TR095, UCD DN453,
Dundalk IT DK874
Intellectual Disability Nursing: DCU DC217, Trinity TR097, Dundalk
IT DK872
Midwifery: UCD DN452, Trinity TR913, Dundalk IT 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

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