Nursing Studies Course in Dublin


 Healthcare / DFEI / Dublin / 5490 views

This one year nursing studies course is designed to enhance learners awareness and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse. It is also ideal for those who wish to pursue a nursing career. Learners will study core areas of nursing and are enabled to put theory into practice; using DFEI’s fully upgraded nursing suites and through participation in work experience. This course is delivered by teachers including specialist nurses who bring a real depth of experience to their teaching. The success rates from this course are very high for progression to higher education in both Ireland and the UK.

Entry Requirements
One of the following:

Leaving Certificate Established/ LCVP
Leaving Certificate Applied
Relevant QQI Level 4 Award
Mature applicants are welcome

Students wishing to apply for nursing in Ireland must satisfy the minimum requirement of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)
DFEi offers Mathematics for students who do not have the relevant grade (Leaving Certificate O5)

Course Modules

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience
  • Mathematics (Optional)
  • Module Information
  • Certification
  • Level 5 QQI Award – Nursing Studies (5M4349)
  • First Aid – Order of Malta
  • Patient Moving and Handling – Irish Ambulance Institute
  • Elder Abuse – DFEi Certificate

Students are required to undertake work experience that will bring them into contact with children or vulnerable adults and in which they assume positions of trust. As a result all students will undertake Garda Vetting prior to commencing their work experience.

Progression Opportunities
DFEi: Graduates may progress to the QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Health Services Supervisory Management Skills at DFEi. UK Universities (UCAS Application) DFEi has a link to a number of Nursing Degree Programmes in the UK, in particular those offered by Southampton University.
Elsewhere: Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes, at both Universities and Institutes of Technology.

Progression Examples

  • BSc in General Nursing (DC215)
  • BSc in Social Care (DT571)
  • BSc in Applied Psychology (DL825)
  • BSc in General Nursing (DN450)
  • BSc in Psychiatric Nursing (DN4523)
  • BSc in Midwifery (DN452)
  • BSc in General Nursing (TR091 and TR093)
  • BSc in Midwifery (TR913)
  • BSc in General Nursing (CK710)

Specialist Module Options
Caring for Children in Hospital
Maternity Care Support
Understanding Mental Health

Career Paths
Employers actively seek DFEi graduates for recruitment in public and private sectors, nursing homes, hospital, agencies and community care.

  • Course Type : QQI Level 5
  • Duration : 1 year
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