NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

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

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Master/PDip Health Sciences DURATION: 2 years, full-time (option to leave with PDip after 1 year) NUMBER OF PLACES: 10 places (minimum) COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MCE1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway 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 as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Nursing: Emergency Care

Your Course This programme has been designed for registered nurses who wish to pursue a specialist course in emergency care nursing. It aims to prepare nurses already working in emergency care settings with the necessary in-depth knowledge, skills and competencies to provide quality care to clients. The programme is offered full-time over two calendar years via blended learning, which is a combination of online learning and face-to-face workshops. On completion of Year One, students have the option of being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or (if they have achieved a minimum 60% average mark across course modules) may progress on to the second year to complete the master ’s programme. Students will complete three core and three specialist modules in the first year (60 ECTS). Eligible students will then complete a research dissertation (30 ECTS) in the second year. Students will simultaneously work in an emergency department setting for the duration of the programme and their clinical learning will be supported by their unit manager and named preceptor. Career Opportunities Graduates have found employment in the Irish health services and also in international emergency departments. Graduates have gone on to becomes advanced nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists in both emergency nursing and related specialties. Minimum Entry Requirements All applicants must meet the following entry requirements: 1 Be a registered nurse on the General Nurse division of the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI); 2 Have a minimum of six months’ post-registration experience (exclusive of post-registration courses); 3 Be currently working in the required specialist area, i.e., emergency, and have, as a minimum, six months’ clinical experience in this specialist area; 4 Have an honours bachelor ’s degree at NFQ Level 8 in nursing or a comparable qualification. Applicants who do not hold an honours degree or Higher Diploma (Level 8) must demonstrate that they have successfully completed (in the previous two years) a module at Level 9. If you wish to apply and complete a level 9 module please consult the professional credit awards at: . FIND OUT MORE AT: nursing-emergency-care.html

CONTACT Dr Peter Carr T: +353 91 492 833 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Externally approved: The course has a category 2 approval from the NMBI and has a strong clinical focus, offering opportunities for graduates to develop specialist skills. 2. Flexible learning: Blended learning is an innovative and flexible approach to learning, making it possible to combine working full-time with studying. 3. Students gain valuable clinical competencies working for a minimum of 1,000 hours in an emergency department setting.

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