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.
Who is Eligible?
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
How to apply?
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.