Nursing - General Nursing - Athlone Campus

TUS - Athlone Campus


Course Name Nursing - General Nursing - Athlone Campus
Course Provider TUS - Athlone Campus
Alternative Provider(s) TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code US877
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Technological University of the Shannon Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Athlone
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years full-time.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Two H5 at higher level and four O6/H7

These subjects must include mathematics, a laboratory science subject and a language (English or Irish).

Garda Vetting Required
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Foundation Level Irish
Foundation Level Irish at Grade F2 will meet the minimum language requirement for all courses.

Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or higher i...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the applicant achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply for entry to Honours Degree (Level 8), Ordinary Degree (Level 7) and Higher Certificate (Level 6) courses.

Points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:
Pass: 28 points Merit: 46 points Distinction: 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses at TUS and are not considered passing subjects. Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET/FETAC in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level courses at TUS.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

TUS accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all courses of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to courses at TUS.


QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Alternative Entry

Expand+Trade Qualifications
A trade applicant, seeking admission to the first year of a course, should do so through the CAO. Such application may be on the basis of National Craft Certificate, Senior Trades or Advanced Tourism Certification Board (NTCB)/...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Course Fee

Expand+All undergraduate course fees consist of two elements:

1. Student Contribution Fee and;
2. A Tuition Fee.

Student Contribution Fee
The Student Contribution Fee for the 2022/2023 academic year is €3,000. This is an annual charge, which is se...

Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support

Expand+Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover the
Student Contribution Fee. SUSI is the single awarding authority for all grant applications. It is an “online application system” and is accessed at...

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+What is this course about?
Successful completion of the course leads to the award of a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing in General Nursing and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). Registration with NMBI as a R...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1: Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology, Preparation for Practice (General Nursing), Principles and Practice of General Nursing Care, Clinical Placement (General Nursing), Learning and Development in Higher Education, Psychol...

Comment Other Information
• QQI FET/FETAC Applicants
• Work Placement
• Mature Applicants
• Garda Vetting
• Professional Recognition
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What can I do after the course?
If you wish to pursue a career in specialist nursing practice upon graduating, you can apply for higher diploma courses in areas such as gerontology, coronary care, intensive care, perioperative care, and accident and...

Further Enquiries Dr Laura Dempsey
Programme Coordinator BSc (Hons) in General Nursing
Tel: +353 (0)90 64 83021
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 420 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2021 451 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2020 442