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Nursing Studies with Maternity Care Skills

Course Description

This full time programme provides an introduction to application of basic nursing practice with a distinct focus on midwifery. It offers opportunities to taste nursing and midwifery as a career both at home and abroad. This programme facilitates mature students returning to education and offers assistance with interview skills and aptitude test preparation. While the programme offers and insight into nursing care it also equips the learner with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist the midwife in caring for mother and baby.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Growth and  Development
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Care, Provision and Practice/Care Skills
  • communications
  • Work Experience
  • Social Studies
  • Maternity care Support
  • Occupational First Aid

Awarding Body

QQI

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. 

Work Experience

Work experience forms and integral part of this KCFE programme.  Students participate in quality placements allowing a valuable opportunity to gain hands on experience in industry.  Links made with employers during work experience often result in employment.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist for care assistants in hospitals, nursing homes and other  healthcare settings.

Progression to Further Education and Higher Education 
Points from this award may be used too gain access  to Nursing Degree programmes including midwifery programmes at home and abroad. Students are assisted with the application process to Nursing/Midwifery Degree Programmes in Ireland and abroad. 

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.

Certification

Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies - 5M4349
  • Occupational First Aid Certificate

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC throughhttp://www.studentfinance.ie

Enquiries & Applications

For enquiries and applications please refer to contact methods above or click the apply button below.

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