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Nursing Studies

Course Code(s):  5M4349
QQI Award Code:  5M4349 Nursing Studies
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Ennis Community College

Ennis Community College
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Course overview

Course Code 5M4349
QQI Award Code 5M4349 Nursing Studies
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in nursing in Ireland or in the UK or to work as nursing assistants in hospitals and in the community.

The course is designed at developing practical skills and theoretical knowledge to enable students to be proficient trainee nurses or nursing assistants. Students attend college four days per week and one day a week on work experience to help them gain an insight into the work of a nurse in a variety of working environments.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Care Skills 5N2270
Customer Service 5N0972
Work Experience 5N1356
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Word Processing 5N1358
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHSN 5M4349

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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