The Bachelor of Science (BSc Nursing Studies) Degree is offered by University College, Cork. Students will be Registered Nurses in General, Intellectual Disability, Midwifery, Public Health, Psychiatry or Sick Children’s disciplines.
The Postgraduate Certificate Nurse/Midwife Prescribing will give you the theoretical and practical knowledge to be competent in medication management.
- Masters/Post Graduate Diploma
Our aim in the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing is to develop informed and skilled practitioners in the public health nursing field.
The MSc in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics evaluates the ethical, professional, legal and philosophical underpinnings of end-of-life decisions and care in hospital and healthcare settings.
All Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma or taught Masters delivered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery now contain a component of blended learning. This means that modules are delivered on campus with face-to-face contact with lectures (teaching and learning strategies include lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials) in combination with some online content delivered using our virtual learning environment Blackboard (teaching and learning strategies include module study guides, discussion boards, audio/visual resources and online assessments/activities).
Prior to commencing the course each student taking a blended module will be provided with an orientation to Blackboard and training on how to use the online technology within the course. IT support will be given to students throughout the duration of the course. While all postgraduate courses contain elements of blended learning or may have some of their modules delivered through blended strategies the post graduate Diplomas in Gerontological Nursing and Orthopaedic Nursing are fully blended, ie. all modules are delivered using a combination of online and face-to-face teaching and learning strategies.
The breakdown of these courses specifically is as follows: The postgraduate diplomas in Gerontological Nursing and Orthopaedic Nursing is 60 credits (4x10 credit theory modules, 2x5 credit theory modules and 1x 10 credit clinicalmodules. Each 10 credit module runs for 6 weeks and each 5 credit module runs for 4 weeks. The practice modules involve direct clinical placement learning to meet Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland requirements.
Semester 1 September to December (16 weeks) contains 2x 10 credit modules and 1x 5 credit module. The student is required to attend 3x 8 hour days and 4x 4 hour days on campus in semester. 1 for workshops, lectures and tutorials. The remainder of content is delivered online using our virtual learning environment Blackboard. Learning strategies include module study guides, discussion boards, audio/visual resources and online assessments/activities.
Semester 2 January to May (16 weeks) contains 2x 10 credit module and 1x 5 credit module. The student is required to attend 4x 8 hours days and 2x 4 hours days on campus in semester 2 for workshops, lectures and tutorials. The remainder of content is delivered online using our virtual learning environment Blackboard.
Learning strategies include module study guides, discussion boards, teleconferencing and online assessments. Students will be required to prepare and submit an E-portfolio on professional development activities relating to clinical practice placement.