This course is an introduction to Nursing and will benefit anyone wishing to enter the nursing profession using a QQI qualification. It is recognised nationally by Universities and Institutes of Technologies in Ireland and in the UK. It provides a learning environment, in which learners are encouraged, assisted and ultimately required to take responsibility for their own learning. Essential skills in nursing care are taught by qualified nurses in our fully equipped ward.
Practical experience in the workplace is also an essential part of this course. Students must complete work experience in a nursing/care environment
This course offers the student the opportunity to apply to Nursing degree courses both here in Ireland and in the UK. It also affords the opportunity for students to work in a variety of healthcare environments as a healthcare assistant.
Additional qualifications if any
Prior to engaging in practical Work Experience, students will complete both a Patient Handling and an Occupational First Aid Course.
Any of the following would satisfy entry requirements:
- Leaving Certificate/LCVP or Leaving Certificate Applied
- A FETAC Level 4 qualification
- Mature students (age 23+) are also welcome to apply
Additional/Specific Subject Requirements for this course: Garda vetting must be successfully completed.