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DK872
Intellectual Disability Nursing

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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As a student on this programme you will develop the professional knowledge, skills and attitude needed to meet the specific needs of all groups of people with intellectual disability. Nurses who work with persons with intellectual disability have a diversity of roles, from intensive physical nursing of profoundly disabled individuals, to supportive guidance in the management and habilitation of children, adolescents and adults

Students are trained in St. Marys, Drumcar, Dunleer, Co. Louth.


Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Studies at DKIT

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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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Old Code New Code Award Title
  5M3782  Health Service Skills
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services

Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include:


D20001 - Anatomy & Physiology
or 5N0749 - Anatomy and Physiology

D20012 - Introduction to Nursing
or 5N4325 - Nursing Theory and Practice

D20032 - Human Growth & Development
or 5N1279 - Human Growth and Development
or C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

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Apply to practice as a Registered Intellectual Disability Nurse in Ireland and throughout the UK and EU. Graduates can apply for positions at Staff Nurse grade in the Irish health care sector.



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