Nursing - Medical Surgical Nursing

University College Cork


Course Name Nursing - Medical Surgical Nursing
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code PDNMS
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters PgDip/MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 29 August 2022
Closing Date: 3 June 2022
Application Date

Expand+Closing Date: 3 June 2022.

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Duration 2 Years - PG Diploma (Year 1); Masters (Year 2)

All students will initially be registered for the postgraduate diploma in nursing part-time. If a student wishes to progress to the Masters they will be registered for the 2nd year part time.
Course Fee The EU fee for this course is €7,130 (PG Diploma, Year 1); €2,630 (Masters, Year 2).

The Non-EU fee for this course is €14,400 (PG Diploma, Year 1); €5,000 (Masters, Year 2).
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Entry Requirements

Expand+There are 7 clinical pathways to the degree of Masters in Nursing, all of which have an exit route available for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing. The pathways to degree of Masters including Postgraduate Diploma exit route are all avail...


Expand+Course Practicalities
As above in “Course Outline” the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical-Surgical Nursing is awarded 60 credits and forms the first year of the two year MSc Nursing. Programmes of 60 credits are awarded “Full-Time” status. Howe...

Course Content

Expand+This programme recognises the need for specialist postgraduate education to assist general nurses meet the challenges of increased levels of patient acuity along with ethical and patient-safety challenges in medical-surgical settings. The philosophy ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+All students admitted to the MSc (Nursing) are registered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing in Year 1. Students who pass Year 1 can progress to the MSc, unless they opt to exit the programme at the end of Year 1 with a Postgraduate Diploma in ...

Assessment Method A range of continuous assessment strategies are used throughout the programme including written assignments, online activities (e-tivities), seminar and poster presentations. Assessment of clinical competence is continuous and obtained through acquisition of core competencies and structured self-reflections on related clinical practice experience, all of which is recorded in the student clinical practicum Competency Attainment Booklet.
Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Michele Hughes
T: 021 490 1456

Sheila Hedderman
+353 (0)21 490 1560
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