The MSc in Nursing comprising of 10 clinical pathways is available as a part-time programme completed over two years from the date of first registration for the programme (ie 60 credits in Year 1 and 30 credits in Year 2).
Students whoapply for the MSc in Nursing may opt to exit the programme at the end of the first year with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing award upon successful completion of modules to the value of 60 credits (applicable to all pathways - see below).
A student who subsequently wishes to continue progression for the degree of Master must complete the programme within 5 academic years from the date of successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma Examinations, subject to the programme being available.
Also, students who have successfully completed all modules to the value of 30 credits in the PG Certificate in Nursing programme may apply to transfer into a relevant pathway of the MSc in Nursing programme with the option of exiting with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing award at the end of an additional 12 months. An exception is the PG Certificate in Nurse Prescribing where a corresponding PG Diploma Pathway is not available..
Candidates who successfully complete all modules to the value of 30 credits in the PG Certificate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing) programme may choose to register on a MSc Nursing /Post graduate Diploma Pathway relevant to their practice. Please Note: eligibility for credit exemption is not guaranteed as there is no corresponding PG Diploma in Nurse/Midwife Prescribing pathway. Decisions on credit exemption will be based on content of pathway chosen and on individual academic transcript and are subject to the approval of the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
All students admitted to the MSc (Nursing) are registered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing in Year 1. Students who pass Year 1 can progress to the MSc, unless they opt to exit the programme at the end of Year 1 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing
Pathway 8: 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)
NU6070 Practice Enhancement for Nursing and Midwifery (10 credits) (shared module across all pathways except5 and 9)
NU6125 Professional Practice Issues for Nurses and Midwives (10 credits)
and modules to the value of 15 credits from the following (subject to a minimum quota of 10 students to run the module)
NU6085 Wound Care for Healthcare Professionals (5 credits)
NU6152 Medical and Surgical Nursing of Individuals with Cardiorespiratory Problems (10 credits)
NU6145 Foundations of Cancer Care (10 credits)
Clinical Practice/Practicum module
NU6130 Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 1 (5 credits)
NU6131Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 2 (5 credtis)
Note:Students who have successfully completed 30 credits from the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing (Medical-Surgical Nursing) in order to transfer into the MSc Programme must take theory modules to the value of 25 credits from above (NU6005, NU6053and NU6070) and one of the following Clinical Practice/Practicum modules to the value of 5 credits: NU6130- Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 1 (5 credits) or NU6131- Clinical Practice in Specialist Nursing 2 (5 credits).
PART 2: MSc
MH6014Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals(10 credits)
NU6073 Dissertation (20 credits)
Course Code: CKW15
Course Title: Nursing - Medical Surgical Nursing
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: All students will be registered for a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing in their First Year
Teaching Mode: Full-time, Distance Learning
All students will be initially registered for the postgraduate diploma in nursing full time. If a student wishes to progress to the masters they will be registered for the 2nd year 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
Closing Date: To Be Confirmed for 2017/2018
Next Intake: September 2017
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 hereckw15supplementaryquestions (125kB) (58kB)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.
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