A limited number of students can avail of a Lourdes placement during their supernumerary June/July placement.  Students will have to self-fund to attend this placement, details of this funding will be provided during the application process. As this placement forms part of a scheduled placement it must be recorded on your placement timesheet.

2nd year BSc Nursing General, Psychiatric, Intellectual Disability and 3rd year BSc Integrated

  • Having passed end of year examinations at the first attempt

  • Having passed clinical learning outcomes and competencies at the first attempt

  • No evidence or history of Supportive Learning Plans (SLPs)

  • No more than one week of uncertified or any unaccounted absence from practice placements

  • Satisfactory overall record of college attendance (>80%)

  • It must be possbile to accomadate the Lourdes placement within the student 4 year allocation plan

  • Judgement of motivational statement by selection panel (this panel will consist of the Allocations Officer and relevant academic personnel)

  • If there are more student applications than places and more students meeting the criteria than available places, than – in order to maintain equity – a random draw will take place for the available places.

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered

Applications/expressions of interest must be submitted to the Allocations Office

The annual closing date for Lourdes applications is the 1st December, year 2 of your programme (year 3 Integrated). Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

John, 2nd Year, BSc Psychiatric Nursing Student - June 2010

The week I spent in Lourdes was a very satisfying experience. There were various tasks and duties I was called upon to perform that I was unfamiliar with, making the week a great learning opportunity. Some of these skills e.g.moving and handling techniques, will be of great benefit to me on future placements.

I had never been to Lourdes before, I was instantly welcomed by the staff and made to feel as if I was part of the team. Each member of staff was friendly and always willing to answer any questions. I developed a rapport with many of the clients and being involved in their care was personally a very rewarding experience.

On top of all of this, the food was great, the weather was beautiful and the craic after work was always guaranteed! I would encourage anyone to get involved in this pilgrimage, it is truly an unforgettable one.

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