Nursing - Professional Nursing

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Nursing - Professional Nursing
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Course Code 111509 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major Dundalk Institute of Technology Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Qualification Letters PgDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Starting Date September 2023
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Duration 2 years part-time.

This programme will be delivered predominantly online with live online lectures on Thursdays from 09.00hrs to 13.30hrs.

In the afternoons students will be given directed study, which students can undertake at a time suitable to them.

Students are required to attend the DkIT campus, from 09.00hrs to 16.00hrs for 3 days in each semester.

Please note this timetable is subject to change
Financial Support

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Tax relief at the standard rate of tax (20%) is available for certain tuition fees on courses which lead to third-level awards.

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Entry Requirements

Expand+To be eligible for this programme applicants must:

Be a registered Nurse with NMBI

Be currently employed in health care provision

Hold a level 8 qualification

*Applicants who do not have a level 8 qualification may apply for entry to the ...

Course Content

Expand+Three great reasons to consider this course

Stepping stone for career progression

Allows nursing professionals to gain a recognised postgraduate qualification

Specific topics relevant to nurses in today’s health care settings

The aim of...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Stage 1 Semester 1:
The Fundamentals of Professional Practice (10 ECTS)
Leadership and Decision Making for Advanced Practice (10 ECTS)

Stage 1 Semester 2:
Advanced Practice in Person-centered, Integrated Care (10 ECTS)
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Number of Credits 60 credits @ Level 9
Careers or Further Progression Those graduating from the PostGraduate Diploma in professional nursing will have opportunities to advance a career in clinical or management posts.

Students may progress to the MSc in Science in Nursing Practice (90 ECTS)
Further Enquiries Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Part time Section, School of Health and Science)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
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