Nursing - Intellectual Disability Nursing - Waterford Campus

SETU - Waterford Campus


Course Name Nursing - Intellectual Disability Nursing - Waterford Campus
Course Provider SETU - Waterford Campus
Alternative Provider(s) SETU - South East Technological University
Course Code SE916
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major South East Technological University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Waterford City
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Cert:
2 subjects: H5
4 subjects:O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Mathematics: O6/H7
Science: O6/H7

Course Requirements
Biology, physics, chemistry, physics & chemistry (joint) or agricultural science are accepted as a science subject.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Cert Vocational

Waterford Institute of Technology treats the link modules as a single subject and awards points as follows:

Distinction - 66, Merit - 46, Pass - 28

This is automatically computed by the CAO and will count if it is one of your six best subjects. It will not, however, substitute for an honour where one or more are required.
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Cert Applied

The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme was designed primarily to prepare students for the transition from school to working life. It is not intended for direct tansfer into third level. However, students with the LCAP who have completed a QQI FET/FETAC award can be considered for entry.
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Financial Support Student Grants
Interview Yes
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

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Course Content About the course
Intellectual disability nursing is a speciality field of nursing providing person-centered and holistic care and support to people with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan.

Intellectual disability nurses work as part of transdisciplinary teams to enable and empower people with intellectual disabilities to reach their full potential.
Subjects Taught Year 1 Modules

Semester 1
Anatomy & Physiology 1
Intellectual Disability Nursing Skills
& Experience
Intro to Intellectual Disability
Learning to Learn
Personal & Professional
Professional & Personal Safety 1

Semester 2
Anatomy & Physiology 2
Caring for People with Intellectual
Health & Psychosocial Studies 1
Medication Management 1
Intro to Evidence Based Practice
Nursing Experience 2
Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Graduates may apply for staff nurse posts within intellectual disability services. Internationally, Irish nurses are highly regarded thus enhancing career opportunities.

Following qualification you can specialise within intellectual disability nursing in areas such as communication, behaviour support and dementia.

You may also pursue postgraduate study in nurse education/ management.
Further Enquiries Dr Mary Reidy
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 378
2021 390
2020 377