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Nursing Studies with Palliative Care Skills

Course Description

This programme offers the ideal base for those considering a career in Nursing and will allow graduates to compete for third level Nursing Degree places.  In addition, the learner will gain the knowledge, skills and competence to enable them to care for and address the needs of a person and their family after the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, in a dignified, inclusive and holistic manner.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Palliative Care Support
  • Care Skills
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Nutrition
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4.  Mature students are very welcome.  Access to this programme will be decided by interview. 

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment.  Links made with employers during work experience often result in employment. 

Career Opportunities

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

Course Fees

Registration fee is €150. Government Levy €200 - Exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance. Details of any other fees available on request from college office.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies (5M4349)

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

For enquiries and applications please refer to contact methods above or click Apply Now on various parts of this web page.

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