Nursing - Mental Health Nursing

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Nursing - Mental Health Nursing
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Course Code DK874
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dundalk Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Honours Degree Programmes (Level 8)

The standard minimum entry requirement for first year admission to honours degree programmes in Dundalk Institute of Technology is:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate
INCLUDING At least two H5 Gra...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

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Holders of the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) apply in the normal way through the CAO system. Points are awarded on the same basis as per the leaving certificate. The LCVP subject ...

Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied Programme Students

The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCAP) subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses and are not considered as passing subjects. Holders of the LCAP may wish to undertake a QQIFET course in order to gain eligibility for entry to third-level courses in DkIT.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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QQI-FET level 5 and 6 awards are now made by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) – For further details please visit:

Applicants must have obtained a full QQI-FET Level 5/6 major award with a minimum cred...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants Mature Applicants Entry Requirements:

•Minimum of 23 years of age on January 1st of year of application.

•An assessment test is carried out by the PAS on behalf of NMBI.

•Nursing and Midwifery programmes are managed by the Nursing Board and mature entry route into these programmes is not managed by DkIT. Please contact the Nursing Careers Centre of the Nursing Board (tel. 01 6398500) for information on the mature entry route onto nursing and midwifery programmes.
Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 2018 - 31
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+DkIT nursing and midwifery courses prepare you for diverse and complex healthcare environments through academic excellence, clinical practice and extensive work-based learning.

Our nationally accredited programmes can see you start your career in...

Comment Offers of places on any of these programmes are subject to applicant’s successfully passing Garda/Police vetting and health status clearance from the Health Service Executive Occupational Health Department.
Careers or Further Progression Recent Graduate Occupations
Registered General Nurse // Emergency Department Staff Nurse // GP practice nurse // Surgical Nurse // Mental Health // Intellectual Disability Nurse // Postgraduate Study // Registered Psychiatric Nurse // Staff Midwife
Further Enquiries Dr Myles Hackett (Head of Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies)
Phone: +353-0429370263 Ext 2715

Gerry Mc Taggart (Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies)
Phone: +353-0429370200 Ext 2719
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 357
2018 348 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2017 356