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DN450
General Nursing

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Nursing involves providing professional care for people who are ill or unable to look after themselves. If you are empathetic and reliable, a team player with good communication skills,and have an aanlytical problem solving mind this degree may be for you.

You will study the theory and practice of nursing with academic lectures, workshops and tutorials taking place in Belfield and professional clinical placements primarily in St Vincents Healthcare Group or the Mater Misericordiae Hospital and other sites in Ireland East.

On successful completion of the programme graduates are eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Nursing at UCD
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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
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services


Essential Module Requirements:
5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in: 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

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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On successful completion of the programme graduates are eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Gradauates are qualified to work as a Registered General Nurse in acute and chronic care in a variety of medical and surgical settings. 

There are also career prospects for nurses to work in education, research or management as well as working abroad. 





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