Nursing - Medical-Surgical Nursing (PG Cert)

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
6 Months

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How you will study
part-time, distance

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About Nursing - Medical-Surgical Nursing at University College Cork


The course aims to equip registered nurses with current evidence based knowledge and skills for application to medical and/or surgical patiently care contexts. The course aims to challenge nurses to think critically and creatively about patient care and the clinical contribution that nursing can make to positive patient outcomes.

The programme aims to:

  • enhance nursing practice through the application of well-assimilated knowledge and clinical skills
  • act as a means of professional support, educator and role model for the provision of life long learning to ensure ongoing professional development
  • exercise accountability within the clinical and professional boundaries of the role of nursing
  • contribute as a learned member of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of quality healthcare for individuals and families across a variety of contexts.
  • Critically examine contemporary social, cultural and policy contexts of medical-surgical nursing.

Course Details

Pathway 3: Medical and Surgical Nursing

Theory modules:
NU6005 Research Methods (10 credits) (Shared module across all pathways)
NU6053 Ethics for Specialist Practice (5 credits) (Shared module across all pathways except 9)
NU6125 Professional Practice Issues for Nurses and Midwives (10 credits)

Clinical Practice/Practicum module:
NU6130 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 1 (5 credits)

Candidates who successfully complete all modules to the value of 30 credits in the PG Certificate in Nursing programme may apply to transfer into the relevant pathway of the MSc in Nursing programme with the option of exiting with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Medical-Surgical) award at the end of an additional 12 months.

Fact File

Course Code: CKU08 Part-time

Course Title: Nursing - Medical-Surgical Nursing

College: Medicine and Health

Duration: 6 months Part-time

Teaching Mode: Part-Time, Distance Learning

This programme will be taught online

Qualifications: PG Cert

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 4,000 (per academic year)

2017 Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements

Closing Date: To Be Confirmed for 2017/2018

Next Intake: September 2017

Course Practicalities

All postgraduate programmes contain some element of blended learning. This means that modules are delivered on campus with face-to-face contact with lectures (teaching and learning strategies include lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials) in combination with some online content delivery using our virtual learning environment Blackboard (teaching and learning strategies include module study guides, discussion boards, audio/visual resources and online assessments/activities).

Prior to commencing the course each student taking a blended module will be provided with an orientation to Blackboard and training on how to use the online technology within the course. IT support will be given to students throughout the duration of the course.

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at 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 cku08supplementaryquestions (113kB) (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.

Please note that if an applicant is successful in gaining a place, and is unable to register in that year, deferrals are not permitted. Students are, however, welcome to reapply, and the previous cancellation will not affect any subsequent UCC application.

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 studyPart-time, DistanceHow long you will study6 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU EUR 4,000 (per academic year)

2017 Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements

Closing Date: To Be Confirmed for 2017/2018

Next Intake: September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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