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|QQI Award Code||5M4349 Nursing Studies|
This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development or residential setting. The nurse needs the social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Nursing Studies will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal education. The aim of the course is to provide the academic and practical foundation for entry into nurse training as well as the social and human skills necessary for the career.
What is Nursing Studies?
This one year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development or residential setting. The nurse needs the social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Nursing Studies will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice.
This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal education. The aim of the course is to provide the academic and practical foundation for entry into nursing training as well as the social and human skills necessary for the career.
Graduates may pursue a diploma or degree in many of the IT colleges around the country to study General, Psychiatric, Mental Health or Children’s Nursing. They may alternatively seek immediate employment in a range of hospitals, community care, and health care initiatives.
There are now many nursing degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI links programme in colleges like Trinity, UCD, DCU and ITs like Dundalk and Athlone. Nursing graduates can also access the 83 places in First Arts in Maynooth University.
The qualification can also be used for entry into third level courses in the Social Care/Social Studies area. This course will also help you to seek out links to the many nursing degree programmes in the UK like The University of West London, Edge Hill University and Bangor University, where we have close links.
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Care Provision and Practice 5N2705
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Anatomy and Physiology
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
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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Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)Qualifax Course Page
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The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.