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Studying Nursing - Gerontological Nursing at the University College Cork

The philosophy underpinning this postgraduate course values the concept of positive ageing and the unique individual characteristics of the older person. The course seeks to validate this through the development of expert gerontological nursing to meet the complex needs of older people in a variety of care settings. This course is a Postgraduate Certificate, 30 credits of a level nine programme of the National Framework of Qualifications (National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI), 2003).


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Nursing - Gerontological Nursing: Course:

For each 10 credit module there is an estimated 200 hours Student Workload. The breakdown of these hours is: 184 hours distance online and technology learning, and 16 hours of face-to-face contact in Brookfield Health Science Complex but are subject to change from year to year. The breakdown for 5 credit theory modules will be half the hours stated above for 10 credit modules. Each 10 credit model runs for 6 weeks and each 5 credit module runs for 4 weeks. The practice modules involve direct clinical placement learning to meet Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland requirements.


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Nursing - Gerontological Nursing: Career:

This course will give registered general nurses, registered intellectual disability nurses and registered psychiatric nurses the knowledge and skills to work as members of the older-adult care team in a variety of gerontological settings to meet the complex needs of older people.


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Nursing - Gerontological Nursing: Requirements:

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing is a part-time programme running for 6 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Applicants choose their pathway at the application stage and all of the pathways are viewable in the College Calendar.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS PATHWAY 1: GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING

Applicants for the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing should normally:

  1. Hold active registration on a division of the professional register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or be eligible for such registration as required for individual pathways. For the Gerontological Nursing Pathway, applicants must be Registered General Nurses OR Registered Intellectual Disability Nurses OR Registered Psychiatric Nurses AND
  2. Have clinical practice experience (and support structures, if applicable) as required for individual pathways. For the Gerontological Nursing Pathway applicants must have a minimum of six months' post-registration experience (excluding courses) and at least three months experience in the speciality pathway applied for.


English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here


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Institution

University College Cork


Location: Cork Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Irland
South-West Region
T   +353 21 4902876
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Postgraduate Certificate

Language

English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

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Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 6 months

Tuition fees EU: 4030 EUR / total costs

Tuition fees Non EU: no information

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Cork

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Postgraduate Certificate

Language

English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 6 months

Tuition fees EU: 4030 EUR / total costs

Tuition fees Non EU: no information

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