Course Overview

The programme is aimed at Master’s degree prepared nurse graduates who wish to gain a teaching qualification. Broadly the programme develops nurses' expertise and understanding of teaching in higher education clinical settings.

The programme is comprised of three taught modules and three competency assessments. To support learners' skill development, students are expected to complete 100 hours of teaching/facilitation during the programme. Learners are also expected to gain expertise in a wide range of teaching methods including lecturing, clinical teaching in both laboratory and clinical settings, and working with small groups using experimental approaches.

Special features
The course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland  and has a clinical focus, offering opportunities to develop specialist skills. The programme is offered through a blended learning format—a combination of online and face-to-face learning and teaching. Blended learning is an innovative and flexible approach to learning making it possible to combine working full-time with studying. 

Scholarships available
Find out about our Postgraduate Scholarships here.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

Ms. Marion O’Regan
College Lecturer 
E: 
marion.oregan@nuigalway.ie 

Requirements and Assessment

Modules are assessed using a combination of coursework and teaching assessment. To support their skill development, students are expected to complete 100 hours of teaching/facilitation during the programme. Students are also expected to gain expertise in a wide range of teaching methods, lecturing, clinical teaching in both laboratory and clinical settings, and working with small groups using experimental approaches.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  1. Have successfully completed a master’s degree in Nursing or its equivalent (Level 9).
  2. Be a registered General, Mental Health, Learning Disability, Children’s or a Registered Public Health Nurse on the Register maintained by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
  3. Have practiced as a nurse for a minimum of three years post registration (exclusive of post-registration/educational programmes) and this experience should be in clinical areas where students’ nurses are undertaking placements. 
  4. Have negotiated a Teaching placement in a third level School/Department of Nursing Education or Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Education establishment which will provide the opportunity to meet the teaching practice requirements of this programme.

Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

5

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date

Please refer to the review/closing date website.

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

60

Award

CAO

Course code

1PNE1

Course Outline

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Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this programme of study have found employment in various health service settings, 3rd level institutions of education, Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Education, Nursing Midwifery Practice Development Units and the private sector.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,066 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Tuition

€4,926 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Student levy

€140 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Non EU

€13,666 p.a. 2021/22

Find out More

Dr Bróna Mooney
T: +353 91 495 395
E: brona.mooney@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/nursing.midwifery

Rosann

Rosann Carolan |   Graduate

This course helped me to extend my knowledge and competence in the process of teaching by leading, demonstrating and coaching. It provided me with an adequate learning environment where my passion for teaching would flourish. I particularly liked the enthusiasm of the tutors providing the course as they were always at hand to provide practical advice and mentoring in the best teaching practices. The course was challenging with trying to juggle working, along with the practical elements of the course but so worthwhile in the end. I hope that the experience and knowledge that I obtained by undertaking this course in education will help me eventually pursue a career within the teaching profession.

Downloads

  • Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021

    Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021 PDF (11.3MB)