UCC CPD courses

Personal and Professional Development (Nursing) NU6301


Fact File

  • Title

    Personal and Professional Development (Nursing) NU6301

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    €900 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Detailed Entry Requirements. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Not Applicable for 2022/2023

  • Course Delivery Method


  • Venue


  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Not running in the academic year 2022/2023


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

  • Critically explore the concept of lifelong learning and continued professional development.
  • Identify and critically analyse core competencies required for personal and professional development in nursing.
  • Appraise the importance of life-long learning as applied to own personal and professional development and analyse own needs in the context of a SWOT analysis.
  • Evaluate the application of educational theories and critically appraise methods and models in clinical practice.
  • Evaluate, analyse and develop own personal learning needs analysis, and demonstrate self ?awareness.
  • Critically apply detailed knowledge pertaining to continued professional development and nursing competency in your own practice.
  • Demonstrate critical awareness of mentoring and inter-professional teaching in practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the contexts of personal and professional development and debate the challenges of support, technical, economic, organisational and professional issues.
  • Demonstrate professional, clinical and academic development skills in your personal portfolio.

Module Objective: To develop a critical understanding of the concept of personal and professional development and explore the key knowledge and skills required for continued professional development and academic performance in contemporary health care practice.

Module Content: Theories of Education and evidence of theory underpinning nursing practice, lifelong learning and professional competency, personal and professional development skills, individual learning plan, core nursing competencies, models of education and training, individual professional development plans, development of critical reflective skills, challenges of support, technical, economic, organisational and professional issues. Personal, professional, clinical and academic portfolio.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Duration: 200hr(s) Other (Online Learning (Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.


Applicants must be qualified Nurses registered with the regulatory body in their country of residence. Applicants must have a primary degree, Level 8 or equivalent. 

Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing or Midwifery, as set out here

Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.

Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.

These modules will not necessarily run unless minimum recruitment targets of 10 students are achieved.

Fees and Costs

€900 plus €35 application fee.

How Do I Apply

Not running in the academic year 2022/2023


  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.



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