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Nursing Studies MSc

Course Details

Course Code: MSNUSTTFAD

Available: Full- Time

Duration: 1 Year

Faculty: Education and Health Sciences

Course Type: Taught

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name:
Dr Claire O’Donnell,
Address:
Lecturer/Course Director International Studies,
Email:
claire.odonnell@ul.ie
Tel:
+353 61 23 3614
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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. 

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. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University.
  4. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application)

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

  • Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
  • Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
  • TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
  • IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
  • English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
  • GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
  • Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B
  • GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

What to Include with your Application:

  • Full degree transcript and certificates/awards (including English translation if applicable)
  • English language qualifications (if English is not your first language)
  • 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 (long document)
  • Recognised Prior Learning may also be considered for those applicants that do not meet the normal entry requirements as stated above.

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.