About Nursing at Trinity College Dublin
The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers the following taught Masters in Science in Nursing. The aim of this course is to strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the nurses attending, thus enabling them to fulfil their highest potential in both their personal and professional lives. The course is firmly grounded in a body of knowledge that will promote excellence in the participant's area of practice. The course is designed to achieve an academically robust education for the participants and the various modules offered develop and complement subjects undertaken at Degree and Post-graduate Diploma level as required by the spiral curriculum of the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies. If eligible, students undertaking the MSc in Nursing can also undertake a module entitled Advancing Clinical Skills: Clinical Diagnostic Skills for Advanced Nurse Practitioners in Emergency Nursing (in association with Emergency Directorates St James Hospital). Students who wish to register with An Bord Altranais as Nurse Tutors may undertake the Clinical Health Sciences Education strand of the programme (pending approval by An Bord Altranais).
The Philosophy of the MSc in Nursing reflects the core philosophy of the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies and acknowledges the entry criteria for the programme.
Students on this programme are recognised as practicing, professional nurses with a resource of clinical and educational skills and knowledge that will enhance their learning at this advanced stage of their personal and professional pathway. Peer and self directed learning are encouraged and facilitated and students are enabled to reflect, inquire, critique, problem solve, evaluate and debate professional and practice issues in an academically robust manner. Students are empowered to generate evidence that will improve practice and are guided and supported through that process.
This aim of this course is to provide a solid academic base to the understanding and development of nursing care. Graduates of this programme, in applying their learning, can be expected to provide quality nursing care and promote and develop excellence in their practice setting.