Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Intellectual Disability)
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
† Indicates that students admitted to the programme are required to undergo a Garda Vetting process.
If you are an individual who enjoys working with people who seek to understand how humanistic, legalistic, psychological and sociological factors, which impact health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability and their families, and respond accordingly, then this programme may be for you.
Why Study Intellectual Disability Nursing at UL?
The BSc. Nursing (Intellectual Disability) full-time four year degree programme is offered by the Department of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Limerick in conjunction with the Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland has approved the BSc Nursing (Intellectual Disability) programme. The theoretical component of the programme offers the diversity of a small class size for discipline specific modules and large class size for modules shared with other nursing and midwifery disciplines. Clinical Skill Laboratory/Tutorial sessions compliment many classroom lectures. Additionally, throughout the four years of the programme a wide range of practice placement experiences are incorporated including early intervention, day-service, residential, respite and community settings. On successful completion of the programme, you will be able to present for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and practice as a Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability (RNID).
The BSc. Nursing (Intellectual Disability) is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become an analytical and reflective practitioner, capable of providing compassionate, caring and committed approaches to supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The programme based on a philosophy of inclusion, empowerment and valuing people, enables the integration of humanistic, scientific and research based principles to enhance your knowledge and understanding of physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual needs of persons with intellectual disabilities.