Key Facts

Course Code: DPTNM-CHWE-1F09

Duration:1 year Full-time or 2 years Part-time

Next Intake: September annually

Closing date for applications: 30 June

Location: 24 D'Olier Street

International Students: Due to visa restrictions, Non-EU students are only eligible to apply for the 1 year full-time MSc programme.

Fees: Further information on course fees can be found at Academic Registry.

Overview

This programme will enable students to strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills competencies, and attitudes necessary to advance care for the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families, The modules offered are grounded in a body of evidence-based knowledge that promotes excellence in contemporary nursing practice.


The course provides advanced study in research methods, the theoretical and practical aspects of management, clinical practice and leadership and child health perspectives as well as contemporary issues in child health and wellbeing. It is anticipated that graduates of this course, in applying their learning, will be enabled to promote and develop excellence in children's illness, child health and wellbeing in primary, secondary and tertiary health care services.

The MSc Nursing Child Health and Wellbeing programme does not lead to registration as a Nurse or Children’s Nurse or Registered Advance Nurse Practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Additional Course Information

Year One

Commences with a full week in September and thereafter one day per week for the remainder of the academic year

Year Two

Attendance at workshops throughout the academic year

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments.

Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Practice

Year One

  • NU7209 Childhood Adversity: understanding the impact of childhood adversity on the life of the infant, child, and young person (10)
  • NU7210 Advancing Care Closer to Home: Contemporary Issues in Children’s Nursing and Healthcare (10)
  • NU721 Integrated care delivery for the child and family (10)

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing: Child Health and Wellbeing

Year One

  • NU7013 Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare (10)
  • NU7005 Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care (10)
  • NU7209 Childhood Adversity: understanding the impact of childhood adversity on the life of the infant, child, and young person (10)
  • NU7210 Advancing Care Closer to Home: Contemporary Issues in Children’s Nursing and Healthcare (10)
  • NU721 Integrated care delivery for the child and family (10)
  • NU7212 Digital health – understanding the application of technology in modern healthcare (10)

Master in Science in Nursing: Child Health and Wellbeing

Year One

  • NU7013 Theory and Practice of Research Methods for Healthcare (10)
  • NU7005 Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care (10)
  • NU7209 Childhood Adversity: understanding the impact of childhood adversity on the life of the infant, child, and young person (10)  
  • NU7210 Advancing Care Closer to Home: Contemporary Issues in Children’s Nursing and Healthcare(10)
  • NU721 Integrated care delivery for the child and family(10)
  • NU7212 Digital health – understanding the application of technology in modern healthcare (10)

Year Two

  • NU8007 Dissertation (30)

The criteria for admission are that the candidate must

  • Hold a minimum 2.1 grade second class honours in a relevant primary degree in the applicant’s field of practice.
  • Registration as a nurse on the live register that is held by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or, in the case of international applicants, registration as a nurse in their own country.
  • In the absence of an honours degree, an applicant may be admitted to the course if they satisfy the course committee of their ability to complete and benefit from the course.  This permission is sought from the Dean of Graduate Studies.
  • Must have some familiarity with information technology, in particular email and internet use. The applicant must also have access to computer facilities, including email and internet.
  • Each applicant for the full-time taught M.Sc. course is required to submit a brief research plan as part of the application process.

  • 2 Academic references
  • Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses
  • Copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses
  • A letter of support from your Director of Nursing if sponsorship is agreed

Upon successful completion of three specialist modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 30 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (P.Grad.Cert) or may progress further on the Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) and Master (M.Sc.) programme.

Upon successful completion of six modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 60 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) or may progress further on the Master (M.Sc.) programme.

Students who are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may progress to undertake a M.Sc. within fiver years of first entering the programme.

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 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)
    • 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
    • Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2022

 

Due to visa restrictions, Non-EU students are only eligible to apply for the 1 year full-time MSc course.

The Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme is an academic English course for international students with conditional offers for postgraduate study at Trinity. Passing the programme means you meet Trinity’s English language requirement and can progress to your postgraduate course without retaking IELTS or any other exam. Please click here for Pre-Masters pathway programme

 

For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.

An applicant whose first language is not English but who has taken a degree through the medium of English may be eligible. However some courses may request applicants to present an English Language qualification under certain circumstances.