Bachelor in Nursing Studies
- Course Type: Undergraduate
- Duration: 1 Year(s) Part Time
- Award: B.N.S.
- Course Options:
This is not a CAO course, applications are made directly to the University. This course will not run in 2013, the next intake will be for September 2014 (if there are sufficient numbers of suitable applicants).
Please consult the School of Nursing and Midwifery website for further details.
Registered nurses and midwives in the employment of public health care agencies may apply to their health service employer for inclusion in the Department of Health and Children's part-time fees initiative. Where fees are not paid by the health service employer, students registered for the B.M.S. will be required to pay tuition fees.
This course will only run if there are sufficient numbers of suitable applicants.
- How to apply: See how to apply
Contemporary trends and developments in the delivery of health care have brought about an expansion of the nurse's role and responsibilities. These developments have resulted in the need to provide the nurse with a depth and breadth of knowledge at graduate level.
This degree programme aims to provide nurses with an increased level of knowledge, skills and attitudes about the principles and processes of practice. The programme will develop students' knowledge concerning the nature of nursing and challenge their thinking and assumptions about their profession.
Who is eligible to apply?
Candidates who hold registration with An Bord Altranais, the Irish nursing board and who qualified with the Diploma in Nursing studies (or equivalent), may apply for admission into this one-year programme leading to a Bachelor in Nursing studies honors degree.
Nurses already holding registration with An Bord Altranais, but without the Diploma in Nursing (or equivalent) may apply for admission to a one-year part-time Access to degree programme which, on successful completion, will allow access to the beginning of the degree year.
Course structure and content
The Bachelor in nursing studies is a part-time modular programme. Lectures are provided one day per week and there is one study week at the start of the academic year in Trinity College. Successful completion of the programme will result in the award of a Bachelor in nursing studies degree (B.N.S.).
The programme is composed of five compulsory modules, which address current issues in nursing practice and health care.
- Leadership and management in nursing practice
- Health care quality and informatics
- Communication and the facilitation of learning in nursing practice
- Contemporary issues in nursing practice
- Research methods
All modules are assessed by continuous assessment (assignments). To achieve an overall pass a minimum of 50% must be achieved in each module.
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