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We asked Liam Dowling from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

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Liam Dowling

Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

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CK712
Childrens and General Nursing (Integrated)

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The course will provide you with opportunities to develop knowledge and skills relevant to children’s and general nursing practice, including independent and critical thinking and problem solving. 

On completion of the BSc (Hons) in Children’s and General Nursing, you can apply to register as both a children’s and a general nurse to An Bord Altranais.

This four-and-a-half-year full-time degree course is offered in partnership with health service providers (HSPs) from both the public and private healthcare sectors. Each student is linked with one of these HSPs for the duration of their course.

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CK712 - Childrens and General Nursing (Integrated)
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support


Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the QQI FET/FETAC qualification which must include:
D20001 - Anatomy & Physiology
or 5N0749 - Anatomy and Physiology
20012 - Introduction to Nursing
or 5N4325 - Nursing Theory and Practice
20032 - Human Growth & Development
or 5N1279 - Human Growth and Development
or C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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On graduation, you may seek employment in children’s or general nursing. Both children’s and general nurses work in a wide range of areas including hospitals, community/home nursing, schools, and nursing homes.

Traditionally, Irish nurses are highly regarded by other countries, enhancing work opportunities abroad, in particular in the UK, Canada, Australia and the US.



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