Course Details

Course Code:
MSNURSTFAD
Duration:
2 Years. This full time programme is taken on a part-time basis.
Award:
Masters (MSc)
Qualification:
Level 9 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

A key goal of this programme is to prepare practitioners for the challenges of leading and delivering specialist/ advanced level respiratory care across a variety of settings. To achieve this goal, programme content focuses on providing practitioners with the theoretical underpinnings, clinical exposure and competence for the development of knowledge and skills in areas of assessment and therapeutic interventions for persons with a respiratory condition. Further information can be found on the Nursing and Midwifery webpage - click here

 

A key goal of this programme is to prepare practitioners for the challenges of leading and delivering specialist/ advanced level respiratory care across a variety of settings. To achieve this goal, programme content focuses on providing practitioners with the theoretical underpinnings, clinical exposure and competence for the development of knowledge and skills in areas of assessment and therapeutic interventions for persons with a respiratory condition.

On successful completion of the programme students will be able to:

  • Critically explore current advanced assessment strategies used in respiratory nursing practice.
  • Critically examine best practice in meeting the respiratory care needs of patients and their families.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of therapeutic interventions used in the treatment and management of respiratory conditions.
  • Apply critical thinking skills and ethical decision making required for advancing practice.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written, verbal, and digital communication skills, at individual and collaborative levels.
  • Critically examine the value of multidisciplinary collaboration in the provision of quality evidenced based respiratory care.
  • Critically review current innovations and developments in leading and managing change in practice.
  • Demonstrate commitment to life-long learning while fostering self-development and self-evaluation.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for personal and professional development in advancing respiratory care.
  • Apply critical thinking and reflective skills in promoting and advancing respiratory care practice.
  • Appreciate the contribution of research in informing and advancing practice within a respiratory care setting.

This is a blended learning programme, taught both on campus and online.

For further details see: Schedule of Lectures:  Student Support - Schedule of Lectures

On successful completion of Year 1 of programme, students can exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in MSc Nursing (Respiratory Care) 

The programme is listed as full time but is taken on a part time basis. The 90 credit MSc in Nursing (Respiratory Care) consists of six modules in Year One (Graduate Diploma Level, 60 credits) and one small scale research project/ dissertation in Year 2 (Masters Level 30 credits). In year one of the programme, students undertake a total of six modules. Students undertake two theory modules in each semester, (one specialist module in respiratory assessment and interventions and one core module) as well as one clinical practicum module in semesters one and two. As part of the clinical practicum modules students are required to fulfil 500 hours clinical practice time over the two semesters in year one, in addition to successfully completing specialist respiratory care competencies. Students are required to attend in University for A total of 12 teaching days across the academic year with 1 day online orientation before programme commencement. Students will be required to complete a small scale research project or a systematic review, or a practice based enquiry within a supported framework. Students will be required to attend for one introductory day in the Autumn semester of year 2. They will be assigned an academic supervisor and will meet as required with their supervisor during completion of year 2.

(Year 1) (Year 2)
Autumn
  • Health Research Methods - Methodology  ( 12 Credits)
  • Advanced Assessment in respiratory Nursing  (9 Credits)
  • Clinical Practicum 1( 9 Credits)
Autumn 
  •  Dissertation 1, ( 9 Credits)
Spring  
  • Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare (12 Credits)
  • Therapeutic Interventions in Respiratory Nursing (9 Credits)
  • Clinical Practicum 2 (9 Credits)
Spring
 
  • Dissertation 2 (21 Credits)

 

 

 

  1. A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  2. Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year
  3. 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 

Garda Clearance is also required for this programme.

The MSc in Nursing (Respiratory Care) 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
  • Copy of  birth certificate/passport
  • Clinical Practice Environment Self-Assessment Audit Declaration
  • 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
  • English language competency certificate

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Recognized Prior Learning Applicants / Who do not meet standard entry requirements / Include with your application

Guidelines on Completing your Application
To ensure a speedy assessment of your application, please upload the above documents with your application form.
Please title appropriately any documents you are uploading with the application form, for example "Supporting Statement", "Undergraduate Transcript", "Postgraduate Transcript", "English Language Certificate" etc.
 

EU - €5,444

Non- EU - €15,403

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email student.fees.office@ul.ie.)

 

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A key goal of this programme is to prepare practitioners for the challenges of leading and delivering specialist/ advanced level respiratory care across a variety of settings. To achieve this goal, programme content focuses on providing practitioners with the theoretical underpinnings, clinical exposure and competence for the development of knowledge and skills in areas of assessment and therapeutic interventions for persons with a respiratory condition. This programme focuses on nursing across the lifespan with respiratory related health conditions and provides nurses with the theoretical underpinning and clinical experience for the development of contemporary nursing skills in the assessment and management of patients with a range of respiratory related health problems.

Successful completion of year one of the master’s programme (Graduate Diploma award) will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for clinical nurse specialist posts.

The MSc award on successful completion of year 2 will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for advanced practice posts.