BSc (Hons) (Nursing Studies) (for German registered Nurses)

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The BSc (Hons) (Nursing Studies) (for German registered Nurses) is a one year full-time degree programme delivered through University College Cork, in association with the University Hospital Bonn, Germany. The programme has been specifically designed for German qualified nurses who wish to pursue graduate education in nursing and simultaneously improve their English language skills.

Entrants will be Registered Nurses recognised by the German Health Authority, or be entitled to be so registered by virtue of having successfully completed a traditional 3 year Diploma in nursing programme Gesundheits - und (Kinder) krankenpflege.

Applicants will have achieved an IELTS of 6.5, with no band less than 6.5 to be considered eligible for entry to the programme.

Students will undertake a 17 day pre-sessional Academic English programme, delivered by the Language Centre in UCC. This does not form part of the curriculum for the degree.

In order to be admitted to the Degree Examination in Nursing Studies each student must have attended prescribed modules amounting to 60 credits.

Students take modules to the value of 60 credits:

NU4001 Nursing Science (10 credits)
NU4002 Introduction to Nursing and Midwifery Research (10 credits)
NU4003 Management in Nursing (5 credits)
NU4008 Cancer Nursing (5 credits)
NU4009 Care of the Older Adult (5 credits)
NU4016 Evidence-based Nursing Practice (10 credits)
NU4027 Nursing Ethics (5 credits)
NU5007 Acute and Chronic Wound Care for Healthcare Professionals (5 credits)
NU5082 Physical Assessment for Nursing Practice (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Two Year Rule
Students must pass within two academic years of first registration for the programme, otherwise they cannot continue in the programme. After failing a resit examination, students may be allowed to repeat the year. Any individual year can be repeated only once, however, a maximum of two failed years may be repeated during a student's programme of studies.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc (Hons) (Nursing Studies) (for German registered Nurses) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

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