Nursing - Critical Care Nursing - Intensive Care

University College Dublin


Course Name Nursing - Critical Care Nursing - Intensive Care
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code X547 X745
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
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, Online or Distance, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters GradDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: September 2022
Application Date

Expand+Closing Date:
30 July 2022- Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and programmes will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Applications are made online through UCD Appli...

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Duration X547: 1 year full-time
X745: 2 years part-time

This is a 60 ECTS programme which can be taken over 1 year full time or 2 years part time. The academic year runs from September to May and is broken down into two trimesters.
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Application Fee Please note that all applicants are required to pay the €50 application fee.
Financial Support If the fees for your programme are being paid by a third party (full or partial), please ensure your funding organisation/sponsor/hospital contacts Please note this is not a student facing email address.
Entry Requirements

Expand+- All applicants must hold a primary degree in Nursing (or equivalent in a related discipline)/RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) consideration if no degree
- All applicants must be listed on the Register of Nurses and Midwives, which is maintained...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) applications must be submitted online through your SISWeb account.

There are two instances in which you can apply to have recognised prior learning taken into account when applying for a programme in UCD.

1. RPL ...

Course Content

Expand+Graduate Diploma Critical Care Nursing: Intensive Care
Critical care nursing requires an advanced knowledge base, skilled assessment, prompt intervention and ongoing evaluation in order to care for the critically ill with complex needs. The critica...

Subjects Taught

Expand+The Graduate Diploma in Critical Care Nursing – Intensive Care is a 60 ECTS programme offered over1-year full time (X547) or two years part-time (X745).

Assessments are varied (assignments/short examination questions/MCQ/case presentation/practi...

Assessment Method Assessments are varied (assignments/short examination questions/MCQ/case presentation/practical examination) and occur at intervals throughout and at the end of the trimesters.
Number of Credits 60
Careers or Further Progression Careers/where can I go?
The Graduate Diploma in Nursing, Critical Care- Intensive Care provides you with the comprehensive knowledge and skills required for caring for the critically ill. The essential knowledge and skills gained on this Programme will also enable you to innovate and lead in your area of practice in Critical Care.
Further Enquiries General Enquiries:
Dr. Asmahan McCambridge
Programme Manager
B105, UCD Health Sciences Centre
+353 1 716 6490

Academic Enquiries:
Ms Katie Wedgeworth
B206, UCD Health Sciences Centre
+353 1 716 6447
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