This level nine programme aims to develop informed and skilled public health nurses. On successful completion of the programme, participants can apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland for registration as a Public Health Nurse (RPHN).
Application Process: Please visit www.pac.ie to apply. Closing date for receipt of application formis no later than 5pm, Friday the 8th of April.
This is a one-year, full-time programme, usually running from September to June inclusive each year. Students undertake nine modules to the value of 60 credits. There are four blocks of placement with a registered public health nurse in the sponsoring HSE area. If your name is not registered in the Midwives Division of the NMBI Register, you will complete an NMBI approved module or unit of study on maternal and child health as part of the course. Maternity placement of five weeks as part of this module will be in Cork University Maternity Hospital. Total clinical placement accounts for over 23 weeks during the year.
Fitness to Practice
Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practice Policy - full details may be found here
Course Code: CKW01 Full-time
Course Title: Nursing - Public Health Nursing
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 1 year Full-time
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: PG Dip
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU FEE EUR 7,250 (per academic year)
2016 Entry Requirements: Open to Registered General Nurses, currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). Candidates must have a NQF level 8 qualification or demonstrate equivalence using an APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) as detailed on application materials. Candidates must have at least three years RGN post registration experience -see Detailed Entry Requirements
Closing Date: This programme is now closed for 2016/17.
Next Intake: 5th September 2016
Lectures take place Monday to Friday throughout the year. A typical day would contain 4 to 6 hours of lectures but it is expected that students would spend the remainder of the day in reading around the topic and self-directed learning. Where workshops are scheduled these may run from 9am to 5pm. Field trips and self-directed tasks in the community setting are also scheduled.
A variety of assessment methods are used including continuous assessment, written examinations, presentations and completion of portfolios and clinical workbooks.
Please see the following link for important information regarding the applicationand recruitment policy http://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/Jobs/Job_Search/Nursing/PHNSponsorship/
For further queries on the HSE recuitment please email Mary Hinds, HSE at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further Contact Information
E: Helen Mulcahy
P: + 353 21 490 1638
How to Apply
Graduate Studies Office , 2nd Floor, West Wing, Main Quad, UCC, Ireland
- + 353 21 4902876