NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

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

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Master/PDip in Health Sciences DURATION: 2 years, full-time (option to leave with PDip after 1 year) NUMBER OF PLACES: 15 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MGE1 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.

Your Course This programme is for all nurses caring for older people in acute, community or long-term care settings. The programme aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and competency to provide high-quality care for older people that accords with the World Health Organisation philosophy of gerontological nursing. The programme is offered full-time over two calendar years. On completion of the six modules in 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 MSc programme. It consists of both theoretical and clinical components. A blended learning approach is adopted in the delivery of this programme. Students are required to attend face-to-face workshops for an average of 12 days across the programme and complete a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours before completing this programme. Career Opportunities Graduates have found employment and promotion opportunities nationally and internationally. Minimum Entry Requirements All applicants must meet the following entry requirements: • Be registered as a nurse on the live register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), i.e., General, Psychiatric or Intellectual Disability Register; • Be currently working in a setting that requires them to provide care for older people and have a minimum six months’ clinical experience of working with this client group; • Provide written evidence of support from their Director of Nursing for the duration of the programme; • 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 for Level 9 module, please consult the professional credit awards at: . FIND OUT MORE AT: nursing-gerontology.html

CONTACT Dr Phil Noone T: +353 91 492 831 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. The course has a clinical focus, offering opportunities to develop specialist skills. 2. The programme is offered through a blended learning format—a combination of online and face-to-face learning and teaching. Blended learning is an innovative and flexible approach to learning. Students can integrate working full-time with study. 3. This course is approved by the NMBI.

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