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Specialist Nursing - Accident and Emergency Specialist Nursing (M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip - exit)

2 years part-time

Course Fees

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Course Description

The M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Specialist Nursing - Emergency Department is designed to provide the student with the appropriate level of knowledge, clinical expertise and technical skills necessary to function as a competent, effective and caring practitioner. There is a strong commitment to research based practice, and a focus on the development and integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical experience.

Students must pass all modules in order to achieve the Postgraduate award and progress to the second year of the MSc programme during which they complete a dissertation. Students may opt to exit at the end of year one and be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate* or a Postgraduate Diploma.

If all elements of the course have been passed the student has the option to return to undertake year two within four years. The specialist courses are taught in partnership between the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the associated Health Service Providers. The specialist strands offered are listed above

*For further information on the Postgraduate Certificate exit point, please contact course personnel.

Course Content
Year 1 Modules
NU7561 Nursing Management of Medical Emergencies
NU7562 Nursing Management of Paediatric and Mental Health Emergencies
NU7563 Management of Surgical Emergencies and Trauma Nursing
NU7564 Supervised Practice Placement (ED)
NU7013 Theory & Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare
NU7020 Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance
Year 2 Module
NU8007 Dissertation
Course Assessments
Each module will be assessed by the successful completion of an academic assignment. The assessment of clinical competence will focus on the acquisition of specialist competencies and the clinical assessments will be carried out throughout the clinical placements.

Course Details


2 years part-time

Course Coordinator

Dr. Margaret McCann

Closing Date

30th June 2022

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees