The Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing course will help Emergency nurses to improve their career prospects by enhancing their professional and personal development.
It is a one-year course offered in partnership with health service providers. The course consists of 46 weeks of clinical placements in a variety of Emergency Departments as well as your own. . Within the four block weeks and seven separate days of theory in UCC, specialists from clinical practice, as well as UCC staff, will facilitate you to become a more knowledgeable and skilled practitioner within the emergency care environment. The course helps you to improve your assessment and to become proficient in implementing research-based practice in the emergency care environment. You will also have access to our state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Simulation Resource Centre (CSSRC).
The Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing course incorporates two orientation days and eight course modules (three core and three specialist theoretical modules) which include 46 weeks of clinical placements(two clinical practice modules).
You will complete a range of core and specialist modules that are designed to meet the overall course learning outcomes, support core transferable skills and achieve specialist knowledge, know-how and competence. This course is awarded 60 credits at Level 9 major award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Pathway 1: Emergency Nursing
NU6005 Research Methods (10 credits) (Shared module across all pathways)
NU6027 Emergency Nursing I (10 credits)
NU6028 Emergency Nursing II (10 credits)
NU6053 Ethics for Specialist Practice (5 credits) (Shared module across all pathways except 9)
NU6070 Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery (10 credits) (Shared module across all pathways except 5 & 9)
NU6126 Physical Assessment for Nursing Practice (5 credits) (Shared module across pathways 1, 2, 4 & 8)
Clinical Practice/Practicum modules:
NU6130 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 1 (5 credits)
NU6131 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 2 (5 credits)
Our teaching methods range from lectures to seminars to small group work as well as assessments and simulations conducted within the Clinical Skills Simulation Resource Centre(CSSRC).
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Course Code: CKW04 Part-time
Course Title: Nursing - Emergency Nursing
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 2 years Part-time
Teaching Mode: Part-Time
The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.
Qualifications: PG Dip / MSc
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 7,500 Year 1, EUR 2,500 Year 2
2017 Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirement below
Closing Date: To Be Confirmed for 2017/2018
Next Intake: September 2017
You will be expected to attend lectures for four block weeks (three in semester 1 and one in semester 2) for specialist modules and seven separate days (five in semester 1 and two in semester 2) for Core modules. Lectures take place from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on block weeks. Core modules will be delivered by 'blended learning' both online and direct contact. Ten-credit core modules (200 hours learning) will involve 184 hours of online learning and 16 hours of direct contact time. Five-credit core modules (100 hours learning) will involve 92 hours of online learning and eight hours of direct contact time.
Specialist modules will continue to be delivered mainly through direct contact. You will have 34 hours of direct contact on10-credit modules and 16 hours of direct contact on 5-credit modules.
Core and Specialist modules are assessed through continuous assessment. The 10-credit modules may have two separate assessments. The latter normally involves the submission of an academic assignment but can also include an in-class test or both, depending on whether the module is 10 or 5 credits.
One 10-credit module assessment involves a clinical audit and a poster presentation of the audit results. The exception is the Clinical Practicum Modules (5 credits). Assessment of clinical competence is continuous and obtained through acquisition of core competencies and reflection on clinical practice experience, all of which is recorded in the student Competency Booklet during scheduled clinical placements.
Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.
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 here SupplementaryFormCKW04 (60kB)(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.
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