The BSc Nursing Studies is a part-time, post-registration degree for registered nurses, set at level eight of the National Framework of Qualifications (National Qualifications Authority of Ireland, 2003).
On successful completion of this course, which is offered annually,you will be awarded a National University of Ireland Bachelor of Science (BSc Nursing Studies) degree.
The course is aimed at building on the foundations provided by pre-registration programmes and professional experience. It should appeal to students from a number of clinical areas and from management positions. It will provide an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge applicable to current practice in general and specialist areas.
Applicants can choose to complete the BSc Nursing Studies programme over one academic year (60 credits) or over two academic years (30 credits per year).
Applicants who have completed flexi-option modules (at level 8 or above) may also be eligible for exemption from some modules. Application for exemptions must be made at the time of application.
1-Year Programme Option Modules:
The following modules (totalling 60 credits) must be completed:
NU4001 Nursing Science (10 credits);
NU4002 Introduction to Nursing & Midwifery Research (10 credits);
NU4003 Management in Nursing (5 credits);
NU4016 Research for Nursing & Midwifery Practice (10 credits);
EC4301 Economics of Health Organisations (5 credits);
NU4027 Nursing Ethics (5 credits);
NU4007 Nursing in the Community (5 credits)*;
NU4008 Cancer Nursing (5 credits)*;
NU4009 Care of the Older Adult (5 credits)*
*Students who have successfully completed a CPD module from the existing suite of CPD Modules or other modules of similar level and credit weighting, may apply for an exemption from taking one of the above 5-credit modules (denoted by*). Exemption forms are available fromMs Sheila Hedderman, School of Nursing & Midwifery,UCC
2-Year Programme Option
Students take modules to the value of 60 credits over two years (30 credits per year).
Students take modules to the value of 30 credits
NU4002Introduction to Nursing & Midwifery Research (10 credits)
plus modules to the value of 20 credits from the following
NU4001 Nursing Science (10 credits); NU4003 Management in Nursing (10 credits); NU4016 Research for Nursing & Midwifery Practice (10 credits); EC4301 Economics of Health Organisations (5 credits); NU4027 Nursing Ethics (5 credits); NU4007 Nursing in the Community (5 credits)*; NU4008 Cancer Nursing (5 credits)*; NU4009 Care of the Older Adult (5 credits)*
Year 2 Modules:
You will take modules to the value of 30 credits from remaining modules.
Nursing Science; Managment in Nursing; Research for Nursing and Midwifery Practice; Economics of Health Organisations; Nursing Ethics; Nursing in the Community*; Cancer Nursing*; Care of the Older Adult*
*Students who have successfully completed a CPD module from the existing suite ofCPD Modulesor other modules of similar level and credit weighting, may apply for an exemption fromtaking one of the above 5-credit modules (denoted by*). Exemption forms are available fromMs Sheila Hedderman, School of Nursing & Midwifery,UCC. Alternatively, students may take up to 15 credits from an existing suite of CPD Modules(subject to module availability).
See College Calendar for additional information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for further information on the modules.
Course Code: NA
Course Title: Nursing Studies
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Teaching Mode: Part-Time
Qualifications: BSc (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: The 2016/2017 fee for the full-time programme is EUR 4,000 and EUR 2,000 for the part-time programme.
2016 Entry Requirements:
2017 Entry Requirements: To be eligible to apply, applicants must be Registered Nurses or Midwives recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). Applicants from outside Ireland must hold active registration as a nurse in the professional register of their country of residence.
This course is designed to allow nurses and midwives to work and attend university simultaneously, to suit service, personal and academic requirements. However, some students allow themselves protected university time by taking unpaid study leave.
Students taking the one-year option will attend university for approximately 40 days in one academic year, with lectures given over three block weeks and a one-day-per-week release for the remaining time.
Students taking the two-year option will attend college depending on the core and elective modules selected to study in Years 1 and 2.
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Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays, critical literature reviews, in-class tests, a community project, a research project and a written paper.
Deadline Friday 6 May 2016
Application Forms are processed through the Admissions Office and can be downloaded hereBSc Nursing Studies 2016 (216kB)
Further Contact Information
Dr MÃ¡irÃn O'Mahony
College Lecturer,Co-ordinator BSc Nursing Studies
School of Nursing & Midwifery