Nursing - Intellectual Disability Nursing

University College Cork


Course Name Nursing - Intellectual Disability Nursing
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK730
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 7 (In addition to applying to the CAO, Mature Applicants must also register and apply for the Assessment Test through the Public Appointments Service (PAS) Service.
Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
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 Approx. Intake 20
Mature Entry Places Approx. Mature Intake 7
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

The aim of the BSc in Intellectual Disability Nursing is to promote students’ personal, intellectual and professional development to meet the role of a qualified practitioner of intellectual disability nursing. On completion of the c...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules:
NU1026 Academic Writing, Information Technology and Evidence Based Nursing Practice (5 credits); NU1032 Fundamental Knowledge and Skills for Nursing Practice (10 credits); NU1040 Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing and Midw...

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Careers or Further Progression

Traditionally, Irish nurses are highly regarded by other countries, enhancing work opportunities abroad, in particular in the UK, Canada, Australia and the US. Graduates can seek employment as an intellectual disability nurse, working in a ...

Further Enquiries Dr Teresa Wills,
Director of BSc Undergraduate Education
Catherine McAuley,
School of Nursing and Midwifery
T: +353 (0) 21 490 1562/490 1472
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2020 419
2019 388
2018 429 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)