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Course Code: MSNUNGTFAD

Duration: 2 Years. This full time programme is taken on a part-time basis.

Award: Masters (MSc)

Faculty: Education and Health Sciences

Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name:
Jill Murphy
Email:
Jill.Murphy@ul.ie
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Brief Description

The overall aim of the MSc in Nursing is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to care for patients/clients to the highest professional standards across the health care continuum. The modules offered are grounded in a body of evidence-based knowledge that promotes excellence in nursing practice. Further information can be found on the Nursing and Midwifery webpage - click here

The overall aim of the MSc in Nursing is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to care for patients/clients to the highest professional standards across the health care continuum. The modules offered are grounded in a body of evidence-based knowledge that promotes excellence in nursing practice.

On completion of the programme the student will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate evidence underpinning and informing nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge required for advancing nursing practice.
  • Critically examine the knowledge and skills of; reflection, critical thinking and analysis fundamental to the development and advancement of nursing practice.
  • Critically review current innovations and developments in promoting quality and safety in healthcare.
  • Apply critical thinking and ethical decision-making skills required for advancing nursing/midwifery practice.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the research process.
  • Critically evaluate leadership and management strategies for collaborative working in care provision.
  • Demonstrate the ability to undertake independent learning activities in supporting personal and professional development.
  • Demonstrate the ability of self-evaluation and appraisal.

The programme is listed as full time but is taken on a part time basis. The 90 credit MSc in Nursing consists of six modules in Year One (Graduate Diploma Level, 60 credits) and a research project/dissertation in Year 2 (Masters Level 30 credits). In year one students undertake three theory modules in semester one and two, a total of six modules in year one of the programme. Students are required to attend in University for a total of 13 days in year one, one introductory day and 6 days lectures in both the Autumn and Spring semesters. In year two students will be required to attend for one introductory day in the Autumn semester and complete a small scale research project or a systematic review, or a practice based enquiry within a supported framework. Students will be assigned an academic supervisor who will guide and support them during year 2.

Year 1 & Year 2 
Semester 1
  • NS6036 Health Research - Methods and Methodology
  • NS6035 Leading and Managing Practice

Choice of 1 Elective Module* from the following:

  • NS6034 Principles of Primary and Community Care
  • NS6051 Supporting Perinatal Mental Health
  • NS6071 Principles Underpinning Dementia Care
  • NS6081 Principles of Palliative Care in Practice
  • NS6091 Principles Underpinning Peri-operative Nursing**
  • NS6101 Theories of Psychosocial Assessment and Care
  • NS6411 Philosophical Underpinnings of Gerontology Care
  • NS6201 Advanced Assessment in Respiratory Nursing
  •  *Elective modules will only be offered on the basis of sufficient numbers of students.

**Applicants must be working in peri-operative theatre to undertake this module.

Semester 2
  • NS6038 Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare

Choice of 1 Elective Module* from the following:

  • NS6072 Therapeutic Interventions in Palliative Care
  • NS6092 Psychosocial Interventions of Mental Health Care
  • NS6082 Managing and Co-ordinating Peri-operative Nursing***
  • NS6041 Health Promotion in Nursing/Midwifery Practice
  • NS6122 Perinatal Bereavement and Loss
  • NS6412 Management and co-ordination of Gerontology Care
  • NS6062 Therapeutic Interventions in Dementia Care
  • NS6172 Safety Planning and Risk Management in Healthcare****
  • NS6202 Tracheostomy Care****

AND

Choice of 1 Elective Module from the following:

  • NS6040 Inter-cultural Care
  • NS6042 Therapeutic Engagement
  • NS6202 Tracheostomy Care****
  • NS6192 Leading and Managing Infection Prevention and Control
  • NS6172 Safety Planning and Risk Management in Healthcare****

***Applicants must have successfully completed module NS6091

****These module(s) run on 3 Wednesdays with additional day (s) tbc for assessments.

Semester 3
  • Dissertation 1
Semester 4
  • Dissertation 2

 

A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
Students would normally possess a primary degree( Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of  recognized prior learning  (RPL) as outlined in  the ( RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery 

The MSc Nursing will be offered as a full time programme but taken on a part time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one

Standard Degree Applicants/ Include with your application

  • Full degree transcript and certificates/awards
  • Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland  registration certificate
  • A copy of birth certificate (Long Document)
  • An application fee of €35 (electronically) 
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    AND
    • English language competency certificate

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Recognized Prior Learning Applicants/ who do not meet standard entry requirements / Include with your application copy of birth certificate( Long Document)

  • Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration certificate
  • 1000 word typed Recognized Prior Learning  Statement
  • Copies of all certificates or diploma’s as part of prior learning to date

 

 

 

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The overall aim of the Master of Science in Nursing is to provide registered nurses/midwives with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to care for patients/clients to the highest professional standards across the health care continuum. The modules offered are grounded in a body of evidence-based knowledge that promotes excellence in nursing practice. Successful completion of the Masters in Nursing programme will provide students with the academic qualifications necessary for enhancing their professional role in the healthcare environment. The programme will provide opportunities to explore research in order to further develop evidence-based nursing practice. The programme offers a range of modules to allow the student choose a range of modules to suit their individual needs. An essential element of the programme is the application of the specific modules to the students clinical and practice environment.