Nursing - General Nursing - Letterkenny Campus

ATU - Donegal Campuses


Course Name Nursing - General Nursing - Letterkenny Campus
Course Provider ATU - Donegal Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
Course Code AU380
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Atlantic Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years full-time.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Additional Requirements
• O6/H7 in Phy, Chm, Pch, Bgy or Ags
• Health Declaration
• Garda Vetting
• Mandatory Training
• Practice Placement

Honours Degree (Level 8)

6 leaving Certificate subjects

A minimum of two subjects at grade H5 or better

Remaining subjects at grade O6/H7 or better

Subjects must include either English or Irish.

Mathematics is a required subject.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus points for Honours Maths
Students who achieve grade H6 or better in the Higher (Honours) maths exam will receive 25 additional points. Bonus points will also apply to Honours maths results from previous years. For maths results from 2016 and e...

QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI Level 5/6 (FETAC)

QQI Leibhéal 5/6 (FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award at Level 5 or higher. A record achievement, a minor award or a component award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. You must have at least 120 QQI...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Students
Mic Léinn Lánfhásta

If you are applying for first-year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1st January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”.

Do mature applicants have any advantag...

Alternative Entry

Expand+UK and Northern Ireland Applicants
Iarrthóirí ón Ríocht Aontaithe agus Ó Thuaisceart Éirinn

An award at Level 3 on the UK framework is the minimum entry standard for year one.

Standard UK/NI applicants
Standard applicants are those pres...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 35
Course Fee

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Rules on fees and grants are subject to change. Please check the websites of the HEA and SUSI for the most up-to-date information on the criteria for determining liability for fees and/or eligibility for grants. See

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Financial Support If you feel you may need financial assistance in university, apply for financial support as early as possible. The sooner you apply the sooner you will know if you are eligible for a grant. Applications usually open in March of each year.

You can check your eligibility on and
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+Programme Description
This programme may suit those who wish to pursue an interesting and worthwhile career in the caring profession. Students who have an interest in acquiring the skills necessary to work with and care for people suffering from a v...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?

Year 1
• Biological and Related Sciences 1
• Introduction to Behavioural Sciences and Scholarship
• Professional and Ethical Nursing Studies 1
• Nursing Skills 1
• Biological and Related Sciences 2
• Psychology...

Comment Did You Know
All nursing graduates are highly sought after with 100% employability potential upon graduation.

Quick Fact
Reserved quota places on this programme apply for 3 QQI FET applicants, 5 mature applicants, 1 HEAR applicant and 1 DARE applicant.

Professional Accreditation
Nursing and Midwifery Board Ireland (NMBI).
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Opportunities
Graduate careers typically include working as a medical/surgical care nurse, clinical nurse specialist such as in renal, oncology or orthopaedics, clinical nurse manager or as a community, public health or general practice nurse...

Further Enquiries Ms Breda Mulgrew,
Programme Lead,
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 408 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2021 429 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2020 400 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)