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Nursing Studies

Course Description

This full time programme provides a foundation for students seeking entry to a nursing career. It helps develop the practical skills necessary for a nursing or caring career. The programme also facilitates mature students return to education and offers assistance with interview skills and aptitude test preparation for the UK and Ireland.

 

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Nutrition
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Care, Provision and Practice/Care Skills
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Social Studies
  • Word Processing
  • Occupational First Aid

Awarding Body

QQI

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 Certificate. Mature applicants are very welcome. Programmes are open to male and female applicants.  Access to this programme will be decided by interview.

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 to gain access to Nursing Degree Programmes, Social Care and Early Childhood Studies. Students are assisted with the  application process to Nursing/Midwifery Degree Programmes at home and abroad.

Course Fees

Registration fee of €150. Details of all other college fees are available from the college office on request.

Certification

Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies – 5M4349
  • Occupational First Aid Certificate
  • A Manual Handling Awareness and Patient Moving 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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