Programme Structure

4 Year Nursing Degree Programme (BSc Cur)

Course content

This course will give you the knowledge, skills, attitude and professional values necessary to provide high quality, competent and caring nursing practice in the discipline of nursing you choose to follow. The three main themes of the course are:

  • Person and community centred holistic care
  • Personal and interpersonal skills
  • Professional nursing studies

The biological, behavioural and social sciences are incorporated within the relevant themes. Some contact under each of the themes is common to all three nursing disciplines and the remainder is specific to your chosen discipline.

There are two components to the nursing degree course - the theoretical component and the clinical component. The theoretical component of the course will be taught on the Trinity campus, School of Nursing & Midwifery Building, D'Olier Street or in the Schools teaching facilities in St James Hospital or AMNCH, Tallaght. Clinical practice take place in the associated health service providers (e.g. hospital or community placements).

Teaching strategies

Teaching and learning strategies will include lectures, tutorials and group work. Due to the professional nature of the course and that it leads to a professional qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, a minimum attendance is required at formal lectures and tutorials on the programme. Therefore student attendance at theory classes will be monitored.

Assessment strategies

The learning outcomes of the programme will be integrated fully into the assessment strategy at all levels and will include assessments such as examinations, assignments and practical skills assessment. Students who successfully complete the B.Sc.(Cur) are eligible to apply to The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland to have their name entered in the appropriate division (Children's, General, Intellectual Disability or Mental Health Nursing) of the Nurses' Register. Students who are eligible to apply for registration with The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, and who meet the requirements of the University, may apply to be conferred with a Bachelor in Science (Nursing) from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.

See modular course structure for a description of each module of this course.