Course Description

Pre-University Nursing

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course aims to prepare students for work with people in a hospital, respite care, social care, community development or residential setting. Nurses need social, communication and caring skills to work with individuals and groups. Nursing Studies will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice.
This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a qualification in this
area. The aim of the course is to provide the academic and practical foundation for entry into nurse training as well asthe social and human skills necessary for the career.

A theoretical approach to nursing will be complemented by practical experience. The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Nursing Theory and Practice
• Communications
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Word Processing
• Biology
• Work Experience
• Human Growth and Development
• Mathematics
• Care of the Older Person
• Maternity Care Support
• Infection Prevention and Control
• Care Skills
• Maternity Care Support
• Understanding Mental Health
• Caring for Children in Hospital

• Level 5 Nursing 5M4349
• Patient Moving and Handling
• First Aid
• Child Protection

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Course Code 5M4349
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Health Care, Nursing
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 in Nursing Studies 5M4349
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Graduates may pursue a degree in many of the Universities around the country to study General, Psychiatric, Mental Health or Children’s Nursing. They may alternatively seek immediate employment in a range of hospitals, community care, and healthcare initiatives. There are now many nursing degree courses available to graduates on the newly expanded QQI links programme in colleges like DCU, UCD, Trinity, TUD Blanchardstown, South East Technological University Carlow/Waterford, Maynooth University (incl. St. Patrick’s College), TUD, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, Munster Technological University Tralee, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Atlantic Technological University GMIT / St. Angela’s College Sligo / Letterkenny, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), University of Limerick and UCC. The qualification can also be used for entry into third level courses in the Social Care/Social Studies area. This course will also help you to seek out links to the many nursing degree programmes in the UK like The University of West London, Edge Hill University, Southampton University, Staffordshire University, Liverpool, Bath, South Bank, Edinburgh (Scotland) and Bangor University (Wales), where we have close links. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: General Nursing DCU, Trinity, Ulster University, UL, TUS Athlone, ATU Sligo, DKIT, SETU Waterford, UCC, ATU Letterkenny, UCD, MTU Kerry, ATU Galway Children and General Nursing DCU, Trinity, UCC, UCD Mental Health Nursing UL, DCU, Ulster University, TUS Athlone, Trinity, DKIT, UCC, UCG, ATU Letterkenny, UCD, MTU Kerry Intellectual Disability Nursing UL, DCU, ATU Sligo, Trinity, DKIT, SETU Waterford, UCC, ATU Letterkenny Midwifery UL, Trinity, DKIT, UCC, UCG, UCD Graduates from pre-university nursing studies are eligible to apply directly for various nursing degree programmes in most UK universities.
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01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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