Course Description

Nursing Studies – Full Time

Portobello Institute

Are you interested in starting your journey to becoming a nurse? Portobello Institute’s Nursing Studies course is designed as a programme of preparatory study to enter a degree course in Nursing.  This QQI Level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies is a qualification that will allow you to apply for training positions in General Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Intellectual Disability Nursing and Children’s Nursing. During this 7-month course you will develop practical skills and qualities that will equip you for further studies in nursing and future employment. You will attend classes 2 days a week and during semester 2 you will spend an additional 2 days a week on work placement. Your work placement in a healthcare setting enables you to get practical experience to compliment your studies. There is an easy payment plan designed to make this programme affordable. These factors, together with the one to one tutorial support, offer you a course that is accessible, affordable and achievable.

During this course, you will learn the basic principles of infection control and are taught to apply standard precautions in relation to infection control. They will learn the structure and function of the human body and gain an understanding of the interrelationship between the systems of the body. They study the levels of personal development to understand the concepts of mental age and chronological age in order to be able to relate to people at a level appropriate to their needs. You will learn how to care for patients in hygienic and safe environment.


Course Code HPNS-F-DS-OC-19
College Name Portobello Institute
Course Category Health Care, Nursing
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 7th October 2019
Course End Date 25th April 2020
Course Fee €2,995
Course Duration 7 Months
Course Times This programme is 24 weeks in duration and is delivered over 2 semesters with examinations at the end of each semester. Five modules are completed during each semester. Classes are delivered Monday and Wednesday, 10am to 5pm.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies - 5M4349
Entry Requirements Entry is by direct application to Portobello Institute and is based on interview selection.
Career Path Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to study nursing in Universities and Institutes of Technology.
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Portobello Institute

43 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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