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DK 873 - Intellectual Disability Nursing (Mature Entry)

Course Type: CAO and Third Level
Institute Name: Dundalk Institute of Technology - CAO
Fee: -
Duration: 4 Years
Course Locations: Louth

Course Details

CAO CODE: DK873

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Intellectual Disability Nursing

Intellectual disability nursing studies equip you to provide stimulation, emotional support, and nursing care for persons with intellectual disability, of all ages and abilities, in residential and community settings. It emphasises the importance of working with other professionals, and family members, in planning and implementing a therapeutic programme of care, to provide for the needs of those that cannot be met independently, and to help them achieve greater independence.

Career Options:

Apply to practice as a Registered Intellectual Disability Nurse in Ireland and throughout the UK and EU. Graduates can apply for positions at Staff Nurse grade in the Irish healthcare sector.

Minimum Requirements:

A minimum grade of C3 in two Higher Level papers in the Leaving Certificate plus a minimum of 300 points (or equivalent), together with at least a grade D3 in four Ordinary Level papers in the following subjects:

*English or Irish

*Mathematics (not Foundation level)

*A Laboratory Science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry (joint), or Ag. Science

*Three other subjects

*Any applicant who does not meet the minimum educational requirements and who is 23 years of age or older on January 1st 2012 may apply as a mature applicant. Written assessment and interview with An Bord Altranais is required to determine suitability.

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