NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Nursing: Education School of Nursing and Midwifery College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: PDip DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 5 places (minimum) COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1PNE1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway

Your Course The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Nursing Education), Major Award, is at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications, and leads to candidate eligibility to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) as a Registered Nurse Tutor. This one-year programme is aimed at masters’ degree nurse graduates who wish to gain a teaching qualification and who wish to pursue an educational career path. The broad aim of the programme is to prepare nurses to be able to teach competently and confidently in a variety of clinical and educational settings. Students are required to gain 100 hours of teaching experience during the programme (one academic year). To increase programme accessibility, the programme is delivered using blended learning which combines face-to-face and online learning. Modules (see details of these on our course website) are assessed using a combination of coursework, practice and teaching assessments. To support their skill development, students are expected to complete 100 hours of teaching practice/facilitation during the programme. Students are also expected to gain expertise in a wide range of teaching methods, including lecturing, small group teaching and clinical skills teaching as well as engagement with online teaching using teaching technologies in the virtual learning environment. Career Opportunities Graduates of this programme of study have found employment in various health service settings, third level institutions of education, Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Education, Nursing Midwifery Practice Development Units and the private sector. Minimum Entry Requirements All applicants must meet the following entry requirements: 1 Have successfully completed a degree in nursing or its equivalent (Level 9); 2 Be a registered nurse on the General, Mental Health, or Learning Disability Nurse divisions of the register maintained by the NMBI; 3 Have practised as a nurse for a minimum of three years post-registration (exclusive of post-registration/educational programmes); 4 Have negotiated a placement in a third-level School/Department of Nursing Education or Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education establishment, which will provide the opportunity to meet the practice requirements of this programme. FIND OUT MORE AT: nursing-education.html

does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with

some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply throughout the year and before the end of July (preceding commencement of the programme in September). See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply. CONTACT Dr Brona Mooney T: +353 91 495 395 E: 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Externally approved: The course is approved by the NMBI. 2. The course has a clinical focus, offering opportunities to develop specialist skills. 3. Flexible learning: Blended learning is an innovative and flexible approach to learning, making it possible to combine working full-time with studying.

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