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|►||The Importance of Knowing Yourself|
|►||Exploring Education Options|
|►||Looking for Work|
|►||Growing your Career|
|►||Where to find Professional Advice|
Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Keith Hayes from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:
|At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.
Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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|►||Building, Construction & Property|
|►||Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|►||Computers & ICT|
|►||Earth Science & Environment|
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|►||Physical & Mathematical
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|►||The Irish Education System|
|►||School & College Education|
|►||Government Upskilling Initiatives|
|►||Guide to Studying Abroad|
|►||Studying in the UK|
|►||Studying in Europe|
|►||Studying in the USA|
|►||Studying in Australia or New Zealand|
|Ballyfermot College of Further Education|
|Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT|
|►||The Changing World of Work|
|►||Career Stories from around Ireland|
|►||Types of Employment|
|►||Changing Career Direction|
|►||Starting Your Own Business|
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.
Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.
If you want to care for the psychological, social, physical and spiritual well-being of others becoming a mental health nurse is a good career choice.
In this degree course you will learn to engage with those sufering mental distress or illness, as well as their families, in a positive and collaborative way empowering them to cope and recover.
Alongside a grounding in the academic disciplines students will also have clinical placements which help apply theory to practice and enable you to develop the required competencies to work in this field.
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
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Students have the option of a 12 week study period abroad in second year.
Qualifying as a mental health nurse opens up opportunities for travel and work abroad. Career prospects in Ireland are also increasing. Due to the evolving role of mental health nursing in modern healthcare systems, many nurses now choose to specialise in areas such as addiction, forensics and child mental health.
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