Course Title: Nursing - Public Health Nursing
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 1 year
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: PG Dip
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2013/2014 Irish/EU FEE €7,250
Entry Requirements: Open to registered nurses, Midwives Division or with An Bord Altranais approved child health module and with a NQF level 8 qualification with minimum of two years recent general nursing experience. See Detailed Entry Requirements
Course Code: CKW01
Closing Date: To be confirmed by HSE
Next Intake: September 2013
‘This course is run in collaboration with the HSE and no decision has been taken as yet whether the course will go ahead for 2013-2014. Please submit your email to email@example.com should you wish to be contacted once the decision has been made’
Our aim in the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing is to develop informed and skilled practitioners in the public health nursing field. On completion of this course you will be eligible for registration with An Bord Altranais as a registered public health nurse.
Modules (60 credits):
NU6041 Public Health Nursing: principles and professional issues (10 credits)
NU6042 Children, Young People and Families (10 credits)
NU6043 Adults and Older People in the Community (5 credits)
NU6044 Health and Health Promotion: concepts and principles (5 credits)
NU6046 Research for Community Nurses (5 credits)
NU6047 Clinical Placement: public health nursing (5 credits)
NU6054 Maternal and Child Health Nursing (10 credits)
SS6015 Community Development (5 credits)
SS6016 Health and Personal Social Services (5 credits)
Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar
Fitness to Practise
Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake, this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here
To apply for this course:
- your name will be in the General Division of the Register of Nurses.
- you will also have evidence of a minimum of two years general nursing experience, of which 12 months will be consecutive.
- if your name is not registered in the Midwives Division of the Register, you will complete an An Bord Altranais approved module or unit of study on maternal and child health as part of the course.
- you will have undertaken a course of study at National Framework of Qualifications academic level 8 (Honours Degree or Higher Diploma) or provide evidence that you can perform at this level, satisfying the college that you have the ability to complete the course.
If English is not your first language, fluency must be demonstrated (ILETS 7 or higher).
Admission to the course will be subject to the internal university approval process.
PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2013 ACADEMIC SEASON IS NOT CURRENTLY OPEN.
Applications should be made online at http://www.pac.ie/phn
Please see the following link for important information regarding the application and recruitment policy http://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/Jobs/Job_Search/Nursing/PHNSponsorship/
Closing date for ONLINE applications: To be confirmed by the HSE
All applicants are urged to follow this link for vital information on the application procedure for this programme:- Instructions for Applicant for the PG Dip in Public Health Nursing (46kB)
Please click on the links below to find out more about a career as a Public Health Nurse and also for details of the recruitment process for the PHN Sponsorship Scheme.
"A day in the life of a Public Health Nurse" please click here
"Exemplars of Good Practice in Public Health Nursing Services" please click here
"Student PHN Job Specification" please click here
"PHN Additional Campaign Information 2012" please click here
"Frequently asked Questions (FAQ's)" please click here
"Recruitment and Selection Procedures" please click here
If you are interested in applying for the 2012 PHN Sponsorship programme please click here
For further queries on the HSE recuitment please email Michelle Connolly, HSE at firstname.lastname@example.org
This course involves 300 hours of structured contact time and clinical practice.
It also incorporates:
- 18-week clinical placement
- 15 weeks under the mentorship of a registered public health nurse
- three weeks of self-directed community placement organised by you in response to identified learning needs. This placement is divided into four segments.
In order to register as a Public Health Nurse on completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing course, the Head of School, or designated person, is required to certify that you have satisfactorily completed all elements of the course, both theoretical and clinical.
A combination of in-class and oral examinations, academic papers and a literature review.