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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
6 Months

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Nurse Prescribing at University College Cork

Overview

The Certificate Nurse/Midwife Prescribing will give you the theoretical and practical knowledge to be competent in medication management. The course complies with the statutory, professional and interdisciplinary framework for the development of expertise in the area of prescriptive authority.

The course is first and foremost about making a difference, and has provided the opportunity for nurses and midwives to expand their roles to meet the needs of patients and service users within their area of expertise. The course will also enhance your professional capacity so that services are more patient-focused, thereby delivering better outcomes.

Course Details

The Certificate Nurse/Midwife Prescribing is a six-month full-time course consisting of11 days theory and a practical element of 96 hours achieved through mentorship in the clinical setting. The clinical element of the course is provided in your specific clinical practice area with instruction and supervision from a dedicated medical practitioner who will act as your mentor.

Fitness to Practise

Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here

Fact File

Course Code: CKU07 Full-time

Course Title: Nurse Prescribing

College: Medicine and Health

Duration: 6 months Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: Cert

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU FEE EUR 3,000 (per academic year)

2016 Entry Requirements: To apply for this course, you will be a registered nurse or midwife on the live register of An Bord AltranaisSee also detailed entry requirements below

Closing Date: 16th June 2017

Next Intake: September 2017

Course Practicalities

The Certificate Nurse/Midwife Prescribing is a six-month full-time course consisting of11 days theory and a practical element of 96 hours achieved through mentorship in the clinical setting. The clinical element of the course.is provided in your specific clinical practice area with instruction and supervision from a dedicated medical practitioner who will act as your mentor.

Programme Requirements

Students take 30 credits as follows:

GP5000 Systematic Assessment and Evaluation in Patient Care (10 credits)

NU5048 Professional, Ethical and Legal Practice, Communication Aspects of Prescribing and Clinical Practicum (10 credits)

PF5011 Drug Action and Prescribing (10 credits)

For further information see our postgraduate calendar

Assessment

This course is student-centred. Methods of teaching range from online activities to lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. The course will develop self-directed learning through assignment writing, case-study presentation and observed structuredlong examination recordexamination (OSLER).

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at http://www.pac.ie/ucc. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.

For full details of the application procedure click here. Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary information form as part of the applications process for this programme. This form is available to view from herecku07supplementaryquestion (129kB) (60kB)All required documentation must either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway

Students will also be requested to complete a Site Declaration Form, click on the following link to previewSiteDeclaration2014 (76kB)

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study6 months
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Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU FEE EUR 3,000 (per academic year)

2016 Entry Requirements: To apply for this course, you will be a registered nurse or midwife on the live register of An Bord AltranaisSee also detailed entry requirements below

Closing Date: 16th June 2017

Next Intake: September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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