Specialist Practice - Gerontological Nursing (P.Grad.Cert.)

1 Year Part-Time


The gerontological nursing strand will strengthen and advance students’ knowledge, skills, competencies and clinical effectiveness in the provision and delivery of high-quality care based on evidence-based practice for older persons. This strand will also promote standards for safe effective care for service users and facilitate nursing postgraduate students to develop a critical awareness of issues and challenges linked to gerontological healthcare as a distinct entity.
For information on this course please visit the School of Nursing & Midwifery website 

Course Details

Next Intake

September 2022

Course Coordinator

Margaret McCann

Closing Date

31st July 2022

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements Gerontological Nursing strand:

  • The candidate must satisfy all of the following criteria:
  • be registered as a nurse on the live register with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and
  • be working in an area where gerontological nursing care is delivered in Ireland for the duration of the course;
  • have a minimum of one years full-time clinical nursing practice or equivalent recent clinical nursing practice since first registration and
  • hold an honours degree in nursing studies or equivalent or otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.

All applicants to the School of Nursing and Midwifery whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:
•    IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall with a minimum of grade of 6.5 in each category
•    TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
•    University of Cambridge:
                                        Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
                                        Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
•    Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
•    Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020
•    An award certificate with a minimum II.1 overall score from Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching's Pre-sessional Pathway Programme

Please also note that existing IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge and PET scores up to three years old (rather than two) will be accepted for 2020/21 applications in light of test centre closures.

Course Fees

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+353-1-896 3969


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