Nursing - Intellectual Disability Nursing

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Nursing - Intellectual Disability Nursing
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY928
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Qualification Letters B.Sc. (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements:
Minimum Six O6/H7
Maths O6/H7
English or Irish 06/H7
One of Phy/Chm/Pch/Bgy/ Ags at O6/H7
At least two H5

Special requirements
Health Declaration: Applicants wishing to pursue any of the nursing degree programmes ...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The LCVP link units are considered as a single subject that may be counted towards matriculation and points are awarded as follows:

LCVP Grade Points from 2017 onward
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET Level 5 Awards (Formerly FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award. A record achievement, a minor award or a components award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. Additional specific requirements apply to some courses.


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Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are applying for first year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1 January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”. The term “Mature Applicant” is not used for those applying for entry to year 2 or higher.

Alternative Entry Go to: for further information.
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Number of Places 20
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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+Is this course for you?
Intellectual Disability Nursing is a specialised type of nursing which concerns itself with working with those adults and children who have an intellectual disability and who may be unable to live fully independent lives. ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1
Semester 1
• Biological & Related Sciences 1 (M)
• Introduction to Social & Behavioural Sciences (M)
• Professional & Ethical Nursing Studies 1 (M)
• Nursing Skills 1 (M)

Semester 2
• Biological & Related Sciences ...

Comment Special requirements
Mandatory Training: As outlined by course schedules. This is required prior to students going on placement.

Practice Placement: This forms an integral part of the course. Placements are normally 35/39 hours per week and you may be required to work nights, long shifts and weekends.
Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Clinical Nursing
• Nurse Management
• Education

Graduate careers typically include:
• Community, Public Health & Intellectual Disability Nurse

Follow-on courses
• Masters Degree in Advancing Health & Social Care at LYIT
• Masters Degree in Therapeutic Interventions in Alcohol and Other Drugs at LYIT
• Masters Degree in institutes and universities at home and abroad.
Further Enquiries Department Administration
Telephone: (074) 918 6308 / 6310 / 6306
Head of Department: Dr. Louise McBride
Telephone: 074 918 6303
Points History
Year Points
2018 310
2017 281
2016 365 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)