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Nursing (Non-EU Applicants) MSc

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Course Code: CKX19 Full-time

Course Title: Nursing (Non-EU Applicants)

College: Medicine and Health

Nursing (Non-EU Applicants)

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: MSc

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Non-EU fee: €18,000

Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements

Closing Date: 15th June 2017

Next Intake: August 2017

Overview

The MSc in Nursing for Non-EU applicants can be taken full-time programme (i.e. 90 credits) over 12 months from the date of first registration (commencing in September of each year). It is designed to provide students from outside Ireland and EU (i.e. non-EU applicants) and from a range of different nursing backgrounds with a Masters degree including the option to prepare as clinical nursing specialist or advanced nurse practitioners.

The Programme comprises three pathways:

1.      Advanced Nursing Practice

2.      Clinical Specialist Nursing

3.      Non-clinical (theory modules only)

Course Details

 

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES 

There are objectives specific to each pathway.

Advanced Nursing Practice:

On successful completion of this programme pathway, students should be able to:

practise as a learned member of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of quality healthcare for individuals and families within an advanced area with greater insights into the research-base, ethical, and professional underpinnings of nursing/midwifery and healthcare in their country of practice

demonstrate high levels of judgement in the practice of nursing/midwifery through the generation of knowledge for innovative nursing or midwifery practice

  • act as innovators and leaders in a chosen area and contribute to practice development and best practice
  • teach others from a broad and in-depth knowledge base, derived from critical reflection on practice and the development of critical inquiry of disciplinary knowledge base in nursing or midwifery
  • enhance advanced nursing or midwifery practice through the application of well-assimilated knowledge and clinical skills;
  • exercise accountability and autonomy within the clinical and professional boundaries of the role of advanced nurse/midwife practitioners;
  • promote excellence in assessment and implementation of research based practice, within agreed inter-disciplinary protocols in advanced practice areas of nursing or midwifery
  • evaluate the effectiveness of individual outcomes against advanced practice intervention plans for individuals and families in their area of practice
  • synthesise health related issues for the development of intervention/service responses appropriate to the needs of individuals and families in their advanced area of practice

Clinical Specialist Nursing

On successful completion of this programme pathway, students should be able to:

  • practise as a learned member of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of quality healthcare for individuals and families across a variety of contexts with greater insights into the research-base, ethical, and professional underpinnings of nursing/midwifery and healthcare in in their country of practice
  • demonstrate high levels of judgement in the practice of nursing/midwifery through the generation of knowledge for innovative nursing or midwifery practice
  • act as innovators and leaders in a chosen area and contribute to practice development and best practice
  • teach others from a broad and in-depth knowledge base, derived from critical reflection on practice and the development of critical inquiry of disciplinary knowledge base in nursing or midwifery
  • enhance specialist nursing or midwifery practice through the application of well-assimilated knowledge and clinical skills;
  • exercise accountability and autonomy within the clinical and professional boundaries of the role of nursing or midwifery;
  • promote excellence in assessment and implementation of research based practice, within agreed inter-disciplinary protocols in specialist areas of nursing or midwifery practice
  • evaluate the effectiveness of individual outcomes against specialist intervention plans for individuals and families in their specialist area of practice
  • synthesise health related issues for the development of intervention/service responses appropriate to the needs of individuals and families in their specialist area of practice

Non Clinical Pathway

On successful completion of this programme pathway, students should be able to:

  • exercise enhanced personal and professional competence through accountability and autonomy in professional practice;
  • practise with greater insight of the research-base, ethical, socio-political and professional underpinnings of nursing/midwifery and health care;
  • demonstrate higher levels of judgement in the practice of nursing/midwifery through the generation of nursing knowledge for innovative nursing and midwifery practice;
  • act as innovators and leaders in a chosen area and contribute to practice development and best practice;
  • teach others from a broad and in-depth knowledge base, derived from critical reflection on nursing practice and the development of critical inquiry of disciplinary knowledge base in nursing and midwifery.

Detailed Entry Requirements

Applicants for the MSc in Nursing for NON-EU applicants should:
 
(a) Hold active registration on a division of the professional register maintained by the Nursing Board/Statutory Body in the country in which they intend to practice while undertaking the course.  NOTE: Applicants may take clinical practice modules in their own country OR in Ireland (Registration with Irish Nursing & Midwifery Board would be required to practice in Ireland and this would need to be completed prior to acceptance onto the programme http://www.nursingboard.ie/en/apply_forms.aspx
For candidates who choose to complete practice module in their home countries, the School of Nursing & Midwifery must be satisfied that appropriate organisational support structures and clinical supervision are in place.  Alternatively, completion of practice module in Ireland will be possible only if the School of Nursing & Midwifery can negotiate the relevant placements with local health service providers.
(b) Hold a primary degree in nursing (min 2nd class hons standard) OR hold a Higher/Postgraduate Diploma in relevant nursing area.
(c) If first language is not English, provide current evidence (within 2 years) of Minimum English Language proficiency as follows:
- IELTS 7.0 if practice placement experience will be in Ireland (Pathways 1&2)
- IELTS 6.5 if practice placement is in home country (Pathways 1&2)
- IELTS 6.5 if taking the non-clinical pathway (Pathway 3)
 Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/how/
(d) Have clinical practice experience (and support structures, if applicable) as required for individual pathways as follows:
(e) Provide original Police Clearance Certificate(s) from the country or countries of residence
(f) Provide Original Medical Report/Health Screening Form
(g)Complete Garda Vetting Process on arrival during registration
 
Advanced Nursing Practice: Applicants must have a minimum of seven years post-registration experience, within which they must have at least five years experience in their select clinical area for advanced practice area (exclusive of educational programmes) OR Applicants must meet the minimum requirements for advanced practice if such requirements are set down by the Nursing Board or other Professional Regulatory Body in their country of practice.
NOTE: For the above clinical pathway on Advanced Nursing Practice, candidates will not be eligible to register as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with the Irish Nursing & Midwifery Board. The programme prepares candidates for registration and/or practice in their home countries.       
 
Clinical Specialist Nursing pathway:  Applicants must have a min of two years post-registration experience (excluding courses) within which they have at least six months experience in the speciality pathway applied for. In addition, applicants must be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS). OR Applicants must meet the minimum requirements for clinical specialist practice if such requirements are set down by the Nursing Board or other Professional Regulatory Body in their country of practice.
 
Non Clinical Pathway:  There are no specific post registration practice requirements for applicants to this pathway, although some clinical experience in area of interest in desirable.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

All required documentation must either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway

Further Contact Information

Carol Condon

School of Nursing & Midwifery

E: c.condon@ucc.ie

T: +353(0)21 4901486

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