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Nursing Studies MSc

Course Details

Course Code: MSNUSTTFAD

Available: Full- Time

Duration: 1 Year

Award: Masters (MSc)

Faculty: Education and Health Sciences

Course Type: Taught

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name:
Dr Kathleen Markey
Address:
Dept. of Nursing and Midwifery
Email:
Kathleen.Markey@ull.ie
Tel:
+353 61 23 4355
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Brief Description

The MSc Nursing Studies programme prepares and advances students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become confident, critical, analytical and research aware graduates. The programme provides opportunities to explore research as evidence for enhancing and changing practice and aims to advance the student's aptitudes in becoming confident, analytical and research aware. Further information can be found on the Nursing and Midwifery webpage - click here

The MSc Nursing Studies programme prepares and advances students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become confident, critical, analytical and research aware graduates. The programme provides opportunities to explore research as evidence for enhancing and changing practice and aims to advance the student's aptitudes in becoming confident, analytical and research aware. 

Programme Learning Outcomes

  • Critically examine the knowledge and skills for problem solving, reflection and critical thinking, fundamental to professional development and advancing practice globally
  • Critically evaluate evidence informing  nursing practice in monitoring, co-ordinating and managing care across a variety of health care settings
  • Critically discuss national and international health strategies  in promoting, maintaining and restoring health and well-being
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written verbal and digital skills at individual and collaborative levels
  • Apply critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making required for advancing practice
  • Critically evaluate leadership and management theory and skills for working in collaborative teams in the provision of quality outcomes
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the research process
  • Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning while fostering self-development and self-evaluation
  • Demonstrate the ability to undertake independent learning activities
  • Value the contribution of research in advancing practice in the provision of quality care
  • Critically review current innovations and developments in leading and managing change in practice
  • Apply the knowledge, attitude and skills to critically review research, audit findings and other evidence.
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
  • Health Research – Methods & Methodology
  • Principles of Primary & Community Care
  • Leading & Managing Practice
  • Project Development & Study Skills
  • Promoting Quality & Safety in Healthcare
  • Dissertation Project 1

Elective Modules (2 Modules from the following)

  • Health Promotion in Nursing/Midwifery Practice
  • Intercultural Care
  • Therapeutic Engagement
  • Dissertation Project 2

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.
 

Applicants for the MSc Nursing Studies programme must normally be in possession of:

  1. A first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.
  2. Candidates must be a registered nurse and provide evidence of a current registration with an appropriate Nursing/Midwifery Registration Board.
  3. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary

What to Include with your Application:

  • Full degree transcript and certificates/awards
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland current registration certificate or evidence of a current registration with an appropriate Nursing/Midwifery Registration Board
  • Recognised Prior Learning Application (if you do not meet the normal entry requirements)
  • A copy of your birth certificate/passport page
  • Recognised Prior Learning may also be considered for those applicants that do not meet the normal entry requirements as stated above
  • 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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The MSc Nursing Studies programme prepares and advances students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become confident, critical, analytical and research aware graduates. The programme provides opportunities to explore research as evidence for enhancing and changing practice and aims to advance the student's aptitudes in becoming confident, analytical and research aware. The abilities to respond safely with sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families for local and international communities will be fostered in an articulate, proactive, innovative and collaborative way.