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.
Pathway 3: Medical and Surgical Nursing
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.
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
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 for this programme is on-line at http://www.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 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.