Nursing - General Nursing

University College Cork


Course Name Nursing - General Nursing
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK710
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons) RGN
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Maths and a Lab Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Science).

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Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
QQI FET Applicants General Information QQI FET LINKS
QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants Approx. Mature Intake 15 (In addition to applying to the CAO, Mature Applicants must also register and apply for the Assessment Test through the Public Appointments Service (PAS) website).
Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
On completion of the BSc (Hons) in General Nursing, you can apply to register as a General Nurse to NMBI, the profession’s regulatory body.

The course will provide you with excellent opportunities to develop knowledge and skills ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 modules

Health, Health Promotion, Disabilities and Inclusion; Academic Writing, Information Technology and Evidence Based Nursing Practice; Social Inclusion; Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Nursing Practice; Infection Prevention and Co...

Modules Link Web Page - Click Here
Assessment Method Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays, projects, seminar presentations, assessment of clinical skills and learning, in-class tests, self- and peer-assessment etc. Students are assessed by expert clinical nurses while on their clinical placements.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills and Careers Information
The course aims to provide you with sound clinical nursing skills (and the supporting knowledge base) necessary for starting your professional career as a General Nurse. These skills will be further developed through c...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr Aileen Burton, Programme Lead
00 353 21 490 1464

Gemma McCarthy, Executive Assistant for First Year Nursing and Midwifery Students
00 353 21 490 1521
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 498 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2020 454 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2019 444 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)