Course Description

Nursing Studies – Intensive 12 weeks

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 12 week course you will develop practical skills and qualities that will equip you for further studies in nursing and future employment. You will attend classes 4 days a week with an assingment clinic held on the fifth day. 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.

Why should I study this course?

Portobello Institute’s Major Award in Nursing Studies will introduce you to the caring role of the nurse and emphasis’s the importance of interpersonal communication. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge to care for patients in a safe and hygienic environment. You will have the opportunity to learn from a range of experts all of whom are passionate about nursing. They bring their insight, depth of experience and passion for teaching to this course. You will also have the option, like many of our past pupils, to use this qualification as a route to study Nursing at University level. Visit our Graduates Success Stories here to understand the opportunities they availed of, the further studies they have undertaken and their unique learning journeys.

What will I learn during this QQI Level 5 Major Award Nursing Studies?

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.

Can I use this course for entry through CAO on to a Nursing Degree?

Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to study nursing in Universities and Institutes of Technology. For certain programmes in Higher Education Institutes, there is a quota of places reserved for students holding QQI major awards.  When applying for one of these places, it is the results of the QQI Level 5 award in Nursing Studies used rather than leaving certificate results. Portobello Institute encourages students to apply for entry via this system. The Student Support Clinic offers students one to one tutorial support to achieve the grades necessary. We also support students applying through UCAS for a place on a nursing degree in a British University. We give students one to one interview preparation with experienced healthcare professionals. There is also workshop support for those completing the personal statement element of the UCAS application procedure. The programme management and tutor team for this QQI level 5 award in Nursing Studies are entirely focused in ensuring students of this programme, have the best possible opportunity to achieve their career ambitions.

Who will I learn from?

The programme management and tutoring team on course have been carefully selected on the basis of their qualifications and wealth of practical experience in the sector and education. Each member of our tutoring team is passionate about the nursing and are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you.

 


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 3rd March 2020
Course End Date 24th April 2020
Course Fee €2995
Course Duration This a full time intensive 12 week course delivered 4 days per week, Monday through to Thursday.
Course Times Monday to Thursday, 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Level 5
Entry Requirements Entry to this course is by direct application to the college.
For information about Portobello Institute, please visit our college page on www.nightcourses.com by clicking here.

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

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