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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 Ejiro O'Hare Stratton from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:
I would advise having a degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. Professional training in nursing is necessary in order to understand patient care and what standards are required to provide quality care in an acute hospital setting.
One would also have to understand the value of planning, implementing and evaluating work practices in order to get the best out of employees. The person coming into the job would need to be patient, able to negotiate and work under pressure, as well as work on their own initiative.
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|University of Limerick - UL - Nursing & Midwifery Summer Camp 2018|
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|Kildalton Agricultural & Horticultural College - ISH Young Breeders Programme Training Event|
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|QQI Award Code||5M2181 Applied Social Studies|
This is a broad academic introduction to social studies and social care. As an access programme this course caters particularly for those who wish to progress to Higher Education or further professional training.
This is a one year course for students over the age of 21 years who wish to enter the felds of Social Care and Social Studies. The course ofers a broad introduction-both academic and practical- to the area and will suit a range of applicants. The qualifcation and training ofered is appropriate for a person who wishes to work as a social care practitioner. As an access programme this course meets the needs of students who wish to apply for mature entry to Higher Education.
Social Studies (5N1370)
Intercultural Studies (5N0765)
Equality & Disability (5N1273)
Occupational First Aid (5N1207)
Working With Groups (5N2707)
Word Processing (5N1358)
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:
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College Website Course Page
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