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Nursing: Advanced Practice with Prescribing (PDip)
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Advanced Practice with Prescribing)
College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences
All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Have attained a Masters degree in nursing, or its equivalent;
- Be a registered nurse on the General, Midwifery, Mental Health, or Learning Disability Nurse divisions of the Register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann;
- Have practiced as a nurse or midwife for a minimum of six years post-registration, four of which include experience in the chosen area of expertise (exclusive of post-registration educational programmes);
- Written evidence of support for the applicant from their Director of Nursing and written evidence of support for the applicant from an appropriate clinical supervisor.
1 year, full-time
Next start date: This course is currently under review.
ECTS weighting: 90
Average intake: No Limit
Closing date: Please refer to the review/closing date website.
The programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to pursue accreditation as an Advanced Nurse/Midwife Practitioner. The programme also leads to registration as a nurse prescriber. The outcomes of the programme include development of a portfolio of advanced practice competentices required for registration as a RANP with An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann.
The course is approved by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann and has a clinical focus, offering opportunities to develop specialist skills.
Blended learning is an innovative and flexible approach to learning, making it possible to combine working full-time with studying.
Applications and selections
Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.
The programme team's decision is based on the applicant meeting all the entry criteria and on their written application, to include written evidence of support for the applicant from their Director of Nursing. This written support should include agreement to facilitate the applicants development of core and specific advanced practice competencies and written evidence of support for the applicant from an appropriate clinical supervisor.
Who teaches this course?
Dr. Adeline Cooney, M MedSc., BNS, RGN, RNT, PhD
Declan Devane, MSc, Pg Dip (Stats), BSc, Dip HE, RGN, RM, RNT
Dr Maura Dowling, MSc, BNS, RNT, RGN, RM, Cert Oncology, PhD
Evelyn Byrne, MSc, RCNT, RGN RCN
Miriam Brennan, MSc, BNS, RNT RM, RGN
Lorraine Mee, MSc, BSc, RGN, RM , RCNT, RNT
Requirements and assessment
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