Key Facts

Duration of Course: 4.5 years

CAO Code: TR911

Awarding Body: The University of Dublin

Programme Overview

The Trinity College Bachelor in Science (Cur.) Children’s and General Nursing Integrated degree is a dynamic undergraduate course for a changing world.  This degree Programme is 4.5 years in duration and will, upon successful completion of the course, allow for dual Children's Nursing and General Nursing Registration with The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

This programme is unique in being integration of Children's and General Nursing and for providing an age related focus across the life span. It is also unique in that for the first time in paediatrics the Adolescent is placed within an age related nursing framework. The Trinity College Children’s and General Nursing degree programme integrates theory and practice, preparing our students to be world-class practitioners.

This Degree Programme (CGIDP) is 4.5 years in duration and will, on completion, allow for dual Children's and General Registration with An Bord Altranais.

A Registered Children's Nurse (RCN) is responsible for promoting optimum health and for preventing ill health amongst children up to the age of 18, intervening where appropriate to provide holistic care for children and families. Children's nursing recognizes that care is ideally provided in collaboration with children and their families, and in conjunction with other health professionals. Children's nurses deliver care to children of all ages in a variety of settings which makes it a very interesting varied career choice that is fulfilling.

Postgraduate Courses available to Children's Nurses
Ultimately, career progression is dependent on a mix of further study and work experience. In Ireland, there are a number of specialist courses and programmes available.

For further information on post registration programmes, please visit the School of Nursing and Midwifery Postgraduate website.