Certificate in Nursing Studies Level 5 (Course Code: 5M4349)

  • Aims

    The Certificate in Nursing Studies is a one year full-time programme designed to equip students with the basic skills and knowledge to progress to further studies or employment in the nursing field.

  • Entry Requirements

    Candidates most likely to benefit from the course will have a keen interest in Nursing. This course is open to Mature students.


    Career Progression

    Successful completion of the course will allow the student progression to General (RGN), Psychiatric (RPN), Intellectual Disability (RND), Children's Nursing (RGN) and Midwifery (RM) courses both in Ireland and the UK

Course content

Compulsory Modules

Anatomy and Physiology
Nursing Theory and Practice
Human Growth & Development
Work Placement
• Health and Safety at Work
• Care Provision & Practice
• Social Studies
• Palliative Care

Course Content - Extras

Occupational First Aid
Team Building
Manual Handling
Palliative Care Support
Field Trips
Various Guest Speakers
Interactive Workshops with Qualified SRN Nurse


On successful completion of the one year course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive QQI National Certificate in Nursing Studies (5M4349)

Course Leaflet

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