This is a pathway of the MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing designed to meet the needs of nurses working in neonatal care who wish to undergo a specialist programme. The programme facilitates students to become more knowledeable and skilled in neonatal nursing including developing skills in implementing evidence-based practice in neonatal care.
The programme consists of taught modules in neonatal nursing, practice modules to obtain competencies in neonatal care and shared moduels in research, ethics and practice enhancement with nurses undertaking other specialist programmes. The shared modules are offered using blended learning (part online and part attendance at workshops/tutorials).
The programme is delivered over one academic year and on successful completion of the postgraduate diploma, students can progress to the MSc in Nursing.
NU6150 Nursing Management of Neonates (10 credits)
NU6005 Research Methods (10 credits)*
NU6053 Ethics for Specialist Practice (5 credits)*
NU6070 Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery (10 credits)*
Note: there will be one more module includedwith the above theory modules that is to be confirmed to date.
Clinical Practice/Practicum modules
NU6130 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 1 (5 credits)
NU6131 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 2 (5 credits)
*These modules are offered using Blended Learning which are delivered mainly online with attendance at workshops to support student learning. Each module will have its own study guide and content available online.
In order to progress to PART 2 students must pass modules to the value of 60 credits in PART 1.
MH6014Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals (10 credits)
NU6073Dissertation in Nursing (20 credits)
Course Code: CKW09 Part-time
Course Title: Nursing - Neonatal Nursing
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 1 year Part-time
Teaching Mode: Part-Time
Qualifications: PG Dip / MSc
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 7,000 Year 1, EUR 2,500 Year 2
2017 Entry Requirements: See Detailed Entry Requirements section belo
Closing Date: To Be Confirmed for 2017/2018
Next Intake: September 2017
Assessment includes assignments, presentations, end of year exams, on-line activities and competency assessment of clinical practice.
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 hereCKW09 Supplementary Questions (138kB)
??All required documentation must either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.
Further Contact Information
Dr Rhona O'Connell - email@example.com
Ms Lucille Bradfield - Lucille.Bradfield@hse.ie
Sheila Hedderman - firstname.lastname@example.org; 00 353 21 4901560
Helen Forbes - email@example.com; 00 353 21 4901555