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Nursing Studies

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Course overview

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

Course Description

The purpose of this programme is to prepare the student for all aspects of the role of the Nurse. The student is introduced to a wide variety of modules with a work placement element to the programme, which gives the student the opportunity and the experience of working in a setting of their choice under supervision. The programme also prepares the students for interviews, progression to third level colleges, UCAS and CAO preparation and the college has established a link with some of the English colleges and Institutions in the Ireland and the U.K.

What will you Study?

NURSING STUDIES (5M4349)

 A4 Brochure for Nursing Studies Level 5 fin.pdf Download the attachment

The Certificate in Nursing Studies is a one year full-time programme designed to equip students with the basic skills and knowledge to progress to further studies or employment in the nursing field.

 Download the attachment it will give you detailed information on the Course Content, Career Opportunities, Certification and Possible Progression.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Candidates most likely to benefit from the course will have a keen interest in Nursing. Applications are especially welcome from mature students.

COURSE CONTENT Care, Provision and Practice, Care of the Older Person, Palliative Care, Nursing Theory Practice, Human Growth and Development, Social Studies, Anatomy and Physiology, Communications and Work Experience.

WORKSHOPS - Team Building and Leadership - Manual Handling - Palliative Care Support - Interactive Workshops with SRN Nurse - Occupational First Aid

POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE

Athlone Institute of Technology AL830 General Nursing   Level 8 AL832 Psychiatric Nursing  Level 8 AL836 Health Science and Nutrition Level 8

Trinity College TR091 General Nursing (Meath and St James)   Level 8 TR093 General Nursing  (Adelaide School of Nursing) Level 8 TR095 Psychiatric Nursing  Level 8 TR097 Intellectual Disability Nursing Level 8

Dundalk Institute of Technology DK870 General Nursing   Level 8 DK874 Psychiatric Nursing  Level 8 DK872 Intellectual Disability Nursing Level 8

Waterford Institute of Technology WD116 General Nursing   Level 8 WD117 Psychiatric Nursing  Level 8 WD120 Intellectual Disability Nursing Level 8
GMIT GA880 General Nursing (Castlebar) Level 8 GA882 Psychiatric Nursing (Castlebar) Level 8

Canterbury Christ Church University B740 BSc Nursing Studies (Adult) Level 8

West London University B740 BSc Nursing Studies (Adult) Level 8

CERTIFICATION On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following award:

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies (5M4349) Successful completion of the course will allow the student progression to General (RGN), Psychiatric (RPN), Intellectual Disability (RND), Children's Nursing (RGN) and Midwifery (RM) courses both in Ireland  and the UK

GRANTS

Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie

MATURE STUDENTS

As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college.  To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview.  People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Oportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing social welfare benefits.

 

Care Provision and Practice 5N2705
Care of the Older Person 5N2706
Palliative Care Support 5N3769
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Anatomy and Physiology 5N0749
Social Studies 5N1370
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DCHSN 5M4349

To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.

Further Research

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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