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NURSING/MIDWIFERY

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
POST-REGISTRATION COURSES

Bord Altranais agus Cnimhseachais na hireann


Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
18/20 Carysfort Avenue
Blackrock
County Dublin
Email ncc@nmbi.ie
Website Nursing Careers Centre: www.nursingcareers.ie
Telephone (01) 639 8565
Facsimile (01) 639 8577

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

CONTENTS

Section

Notes on this Publication


Abbreviations
Introduction
Courses Leading to an Additional Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board
Childrens Nursing
Midwifery
Nurse Prescriber
Public Health
Nurse Tutor
Courses with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Approval per Higher Education Institution
Athlone Institute of Technology
Centre for Nurse & Midwifery Education
Dublin City University
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
National University of Ireland Galway
Institute of Technology Tralee
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
St Angelas College Sligo
University College Cork
University College Dublin
University of Limerick
University of Dublin Trinity College
Waterford Institute of Technology
Courses with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Approval: Based on Individual Division of the
Register
Post Registration Courses Major Awards Approved (Category 11 Approved Courses), per Subject
Accident/Emergency
Advanced Leadership
Advanced Practice
Behavioural Therapy/Challenging Behaviour
Coronary/Critical/Intensive Care
Dementia
Diabetes
Ear, Nose &Throat
Gastrointestinal
Gerontological/Older Person
Haematology
Health Science
Heart Failure
Infection Control
Intellectual Disability
Leadership
Management
Management of Chronic Diseases/Chronic Illness
Management of Chronic Illness
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Mental Health
Midwifery
Neonatal
Neuroscience
Nursing
Oncology/Cancer
Operating Department/ Peri operative
Ophthalmic
Orthopaedics
Pain Management
Palliative Care
Physical Disability/Rehabilitation
Practice Nursing/ Community Nursing
Psychotherapy
Renal
Respiratory Care
Rheumatology
Safety & Health
Sexual Assault
Spinal Injury
Stroke and Brain Injury
Wound Management/ & Tissue Viability
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Post Registration Courses (Minor, Special and Supplemental Awards), per subject
Advanced Practice
Behavioural Therapy/Challenging behaviour
Cardiovascular Nursing
Childrens Nursing
Complementary Therapies
Dementia Care
Diabetes Nursing
Heart Failure
Health Protection
Haematology
Infection Control
Informatics
Ionising Radiation
Management of Chronic Illness
Mental Health
Midwifery
Nursing
Nursing Leadership
Oncology / Cancer
Physical Disability/Rehabilitation
Prescribing
Respiratory Nursing
Wound Care Management
Return to Practice Courses
Further Information
References

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NOTES ON THIS PUBLICATION


Nursing and Midwifery Board Approval
The dates in brackets beside each course indicates the start and finish dates on which approval was granted by the
Nursing and Midwifery Board.
For details of Nursing and Midwifery Board approval mechanism, contact the Education Department in the Nursing and
Midwifery Board.
Further Information on Courses
The FURTHER INFORMATION section gives the contact details of organisations that have courses with current Nursing
and Midwifery Board approval as referred to throughout this publication. If you would like further details on a course
including entry requirements, structure, number of hours over the designated period, current availability, etc., contact the
Course Director in the organisation concerned.
Information on Funding
Before a course can be considered for financial support it must have current Nursing and Midwifery Board approval. For
details and conditions of available funding, contact your employer.
Accuracy
The NCC has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this publication is correct at the time of going
to print. However, it is essential to check with the HEI/healthcare agency/organisation concerned, for any changes to the
information contained in this publication
Number of Issues
It is expected that the paper version of this publication will be updated a number of times per year, as courses are
added or deleted and as information changes
This issue, Issue Thirty nine, October 2014 supersedes all previous issues
Updates under Further Education on the Nursing and Midwifery Board website www.nursingcareers.ie.
Abbreviations

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AIT-Athlone Institute of Technology
CNE/CME- Centre for Nurse Education/Centre for Midwifery Education
DCU-Dublin City University
DKIT-Dundalk Institute of Technology
HEI-Higher Education Institution
HSE-Health Services Executive
IT S-Institute of Technology Sligo
IT T-Institute of Technology Tralee
LMU- Leeds Metropolitan University
LyIT-Letterkenny Institute of Technology
NCC-Nursing Careers Centre
NUIG-National University of Ireland, Galway
NMPDU-Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit
RCN-Registered Childrens Nurse (previously RSCN)
RCSI-Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
RGN-Registered General Nurse
RM-Registered Midwife
RNID-Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability (previously RMHN)
RNP-Registered Nurse Prescriber
STACS-St Angelas College

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RPHN-Registered Public Health Nurse


RPN-Registered Psychiatric Nurse
RNT-Registered Nurse Tutor
TCD-University of Dublin Trinity College
UCC-University College Cork
UCD-University College Dublin
UL-University of Limerick
WIT-Waterford Institute of Technology

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Introduction
Continuing education is a lifelong learning process which takes place after the completion of the basic nursing education
programme. It consists of planned learning experiences which are designed to augment the knowledge, skills and
attitudes of registered nurses for the enhancement of nursing practice, education, administration and research.
A registered nurse or midwife might wish to pursue further education. Many such opportunities are available and the
Nursing and Midwifery Board has approved a number of specialist programmes as well as programmes leading to an
additional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board. The Nursing and Midwifery Board has developed this
publication Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post Registration Courses, outlining the various post-registration
education opportunities for Registered Nurses and Midwives.
The categories of post registration programmes that the Nursing and Midwifery Board approves include:
Post Registration Course Leading to an Additional Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board
These are courses where upon successful completion the nurse/midwife is entitled to register on an additional
division of the register. Currently there are five post registration programmes leading to additional registration
with the Nursing and Midwifery Board.
Post Registration Course Major Awards (Category 11 Approved Courses)
Category 2 programmes include a broad range of Major Award Courses excluding those leading to Registration
with the Board. Specialist programmes are post-registration programmes designed, developed and conducted
with reference to a specific body of knowledge and experience in an area of nursing and midwifery. Such
courses must satisfy the criteria of An Bord Altranais (1989) in relation to specialist education courses.
Post Registration Courses (Minor, Special and Supplemental Awards)
The Nursing and Midwifery Board approves courses that are not major awards comprising minor awards,
supplemental awards and special purpose awards. From the 1st September these courses must satisfy the
criteria set out in the Requirements and Standards for Post-Registration Nursing and Midwifery Education
Programmes - Incorporating the National Framework of Qualifications (An Bord Altranais, 2010).
Structure of this Publication
The section on Courses per HEI gives a list of courses with the Nursing and Midwifery Board approval in each
of the Higher Education Institutions mentioned.
The section on Post Registration Courses with Major Awards Approved (Category 11 Approved Courses), per
Subject takes each of the courses with Major awards from the previous section and further breaks down each of
these courses as per subject.
The section on Post Registration Courses (Minor, Special and Supplemental Awards), per subject takes each of
the courses not with Major awards from the first section Courses per HEI and further breaks down each of
these courses as per subject.
Therefore, the same course may appear more than once, for example, neonatal intensive care would appear in
both the section on neonatology and in the section dealing with intensive care.
There is a quick reference page to determine which courses you can apply for if you are on a specific part of the
register- Courses with Nursing and Midwifery Board Approval: Based on Individual Division of the Register.

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COURSES LEADING to ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION with the Nursing and Midwifery Board
Registered Children's Nurse (RCN)
A nurse who is registered as a nurse (RNID/RPN/RGN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board may apply for the twelve
months course in childrens nursing, commencing in the autumn each year, as follows:
HEI
Healthcare Institution
Places Approval
DCU
Children's University Hospital
35
June 2011 to June 2016
TCD
The National Children's Hospital
15
Sept 2011 until next Site
UCD

Our Lady's Childrens Hospital

35

Visit/development of
Requirements and Standards.

Sept 2012 until the next Site


Visit.
Successful completion of the course entitles the student to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board
(RCN) and the award of a Higher Diploma from the HEI. Further information from the Schools of Nursing in the HEIs.
Registered Midwife (RM)
A nurse who is registered as a general nurse (RGN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board may apply for the eighteenmonth post-registration programme in midwifery that commenced in autumn 2007. It is proposed that the
programme will be provided on a back-to-back basis. 159 places are allocated as follows:
HEI
Healthcare Institution
Places Approval
DKIT
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
15
Sept 2013 to Sept 2018
NUIG University College Hospital Galway
17
July 2012 to July 2017
TCD
Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital 25
Sept 2012 to Sept 2017
TCD
Rotunda Hospital
25
Sept 2012 to Sept 2017
UCC
Cork University Maternity Hospital
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July 2012 to July 2017
UCD
National Maternity Hospital
25
Sept 2012 to Sept 2017
UL
HSE Mid Western Region Maternity Hospital
20
Sept 2012 to Sept 2017
Successful completion of the course entitles the student to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board
(RM) and the award of a Higher Diploma from the HEI. Further information from the Director of Midwifery office in the
Maternity Hospitals or from the School of Nursing and Midwifery in the HEIs.
Registered Nurse Prescriber (RNP)
A nurse who is registered as a nurse (RNID/RPN/RGN/RCN/RM) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board may apply for a
certificate course in nurse/midwife prescribing in DCU, NUIG, RCSI, TCD, UL and UCC, UCD and a professional
diploma in UCD or for a MSc Nursing (Advanced Practice) at NUIG, RCSI or UCD or the MSc Nursing (Advanced
Practice in Emergency Nursing Strand and Gastroenterology strand) leading to Registration as a Nurse Prescriber at
TCD.
Provided that the student is currently employed as a nurse/midwife, successful completion of the course entitles him/her
to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board (RNP) and the award of a Certificate or MSc from the
HEI.
Further information from the Schools of Nursing in the HEIs.

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COURSES LEADING to REGISTRATION with the Nursing and Midwifery Board (Continued)
Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN)
A nurse who is registered as a general nurse (RGN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board may apply for a Post
Graduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing. A Nurse (RGN) who is not registered as a midwife (RM) with the Nursing
and Midwifery Board must also complete a Child & Maternal Health module.
Successful completion entitles the student to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board (RPHN) and
the award of Graduate/Post Graduate Diploma. Further details from the HEIs. The HEIs offering the course are:
NUIG (July 2012 to July 2017)
UCC (July 2012 to July 2017)
UCD (September 2012 to September 2017)
St Angelas College (March 2011 to March 2016)
Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT)
A nurse/midwife who is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board may apply to undertake a specific masters
course. Successful completion of the masters course, with the appropriate strand, entitles the student to apply for
registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board as a nurse tutor (RNT). There is not a separate register for midwife
tutors. Further details from the HEIs. The masters courses are:
MSc Nurse Education/Graduate Certificate Healthcare Education at UCD (September 2014 to September 2015)
Master of Health Sciences (Nursing/Midwifery Education) at NUIG (July 2012 to July 2017)
Post Graduate Diploma (Nursing/Midwifery Education) at NUIG (September 2012-September 2017)
Master of Science in Midwifery (Clinical Health Science Education)/Post Graduate Diploma in Professional
Midwifery Studies at TCD (September 2011 to September 2016)
Master of Science in Nursing (Clinical Health Science Education)(February 2014 to February 2019) /Post
Graduate Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies at TCD (September 2011 to September 2016)
A nurse/midwife who already holds a masters degree in nursing/midwifery or in an allied health science subject, may,
subject to the degree being deemed suitable by the Nursing and Midwifery Board, undertake a further post-graduate
qualification in education, and subsequently may apply for registration as a tutor with the Nursing and Midwifery Board,
as follows:

Graduate Certificate in Nurse Education at UCD (June 2009 to June 2014)


Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Health Sciences Education at TCD (September 2011 to September 2016)

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COURSES with the NURSING AND MIDWIFERY BOARD APPROVAL, per HEI
(This Section excludes Courses Leading to Registration unless stated otherwise.
This section includes courses with and without the Nursing and Midwifery Board Category 11 Approval)
Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)
Post-Graduate Diploma/ Master of Science:
Intellectual Disability Nursing (August 2012 August 2017)
Centre for Nurse and Midwifery Education (Blanchardstown)
Certificate
Cardiovascular Nursing (March 2012 to March 2017)
Diabetes Nursing (March 2012 to March 2017)
Respiratory Nursing (March 2012 to March 2017)
Centre for Nurse and Midwifery Education (Blanchardstown and Tullamore)
Certificate
Prescribing Ionising Radiation (October 2010 to October 2015)
Diabetes Nursing (March 2012 to March 2017)
Centre for Nurse Education (Tullamore)
Certificate
Respiratory Nursing (October 2011- October 2016)
Dublin City University (DCU)
Bachelor:
Nursing Studies (October 2010 to October 2015)
Master of Science:
Nursing Practice/Health Care Practice (May 2014-May 2019)
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT)
Certificate
Assessment and Management of the Acutely ill adult (November 2013 to November 2014)
Higher Diploma
Midwifery (July 2012-July 2017)

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Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (Ly IT)


Higher Diploma in Science:
General Nursing (Care of the Older Person) (July 2010 to July 2015)
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
Higher Diploma
Midwifery (July 2012 to July 2017)
Post Graduate Certificate
Nursing (Specialist Practice) (May 2011 to May 2016)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Nursing:
Applied Science (Occupational Health and Safety and Hygiene) (January 2011 - January 2016)
Emergency Care Nursing (June 2011 to June 2016)
Child & Adolescent Mental Health (September 2014 to September 2019)
Health Sciences (Clinical Primary Care) (August 2012 to August 2017)
Health Sciences Specialist Nursing (June 2012 June 2017)
Mental Health Nursing and In-Patient Care (September 2014 to September 2019)
Nursing (June 2012 to June 2017)
Nursing (Acute Medicine) ( September 2014 to September 2019)
Oncology Nursing Studies (June 2011 to June 2016)
Palliative Care Nursing Studies (September 2014 to September 2019)
Peri-operative Nursing (June 2011 to June 2016)
Master of Health Sciences:
Chronic Illness Management (August 2012 to August 2017)
Nursing (September 2014 to September 2019)
Occupational Health and Safety and Ergonomics (January 2011 to January 2016)
Nursing/Midwifery Education (July 2012 to July 2017)
Specialist Nursing (September 2014 to September 2019)
Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT)
Certificate
Wound Care Management (January 2012 to January 2017)
Diploma
Nursing Leadership (May 2011 to May 2016)
Master of Science
Nursing (May 2011 to May 2016)
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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)


Stand Alone Modules
Breast Cancer Nursing (October 2011- October 2016)
Haemodialysis (October 2011- October 2016)
Heart Failure (October 2011- October 2016)
Post Graduate Certificate
Nursing (Clinical Research) (January 2011- January 2016)
Nursing/Midwifery (Applied Professional and Clinical Development) (March 2014-March 2019)
Diploma
Nursing Older Person in Residential/nursing Home Setting (September 2011- September 2016)
Bachelor of Science:
Nursing (June 2012 to June 2017)
Nursing Management (June 2012 to June 2017)
Post-Graduate Diploma/ Master of Science:
Ear, Nose and Throat Nursing (September 2009 to December 2015) RCSI in partnership with the Royal Victoria
Eye and Ear Hospital
Emergency Nursing (September 2009 to December 2015) RCSI in partnership with Beaumont Hospital
Coronary Care Nursing (September 2009 to December 2015) RCSI in partnership with Beaumont Hospital
Gerontological Nursing (September 2009 to December 2015) RCSI in partnership with Beaumont Hospital
Gerontological Nursing (September 2009 to December 2015) RCSI in partnership with Connolly Hospital,
Blanchardstown
Infection Prevention/Control Nursing (October 2010 to December 2015)
Intensive Care Nursing (September 2009 to December 2015) RCSI in partnership with Beaumont Hospital
Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (September 2009 to December 2015) RCSI in partnership with the National
Maternity Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, The Rotunda Hospital and The Coombe Women
and Infants University Hospital
Neuroscience Nursing (September 2009 to September 2014) RCSI in partnership with Beaumont Hospital
Nursing Renal Care (January 2014 to January 2019)
Nursing Cancer Care (January 2014 to January 2019)
Operating Department Nursing (September 2009 to December 2015) RCSI in partnership with Beaumont
Hospital
Ophthalmic Nursing (September 2009 to December 2015) RCSI in partnership with the Royal Victoria Eye and
Ear Hospital
Orthopaedic Nursing (September 2009 to December 2015) RCSI in partnership with Cappagh National
Orthopaedic Hospital
Pain Management in Nursing (October 2010-October 2015)
Peri-operative Childrens Nursing (October 2008 to December 2015) RCSI in partnership with Our Ladys
Childrens Hospital Crumlin
Practice Nursing (October 2010- December 2015)
Wound Management and Tissue Viability (January 2009 to December 2015)
Respiratory Care in Nursing Practice (October 2010- December 2015)
Master of Science:
Advanced Leadership (March 2009 to December 2015)
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Advanced Practice (Epilepsy Strand) (September 2011 to September 2016)


Advanced Practice (leading to Registration as a Nurse Prescriber) (October 2010-October 2015)
Advanced Practice (Neonatology Strand) (September 2011 to September 2016)
Nursing (January 2014-January 2015)
Nursing/Midwifery (Applied Professional and Clinical Development) (March 2014-March 2015)
Strand in Epilepsy (September 2011- September 2016)
St Angela's College (STACS)

Post-Graduate Diploma:
Community Mental Health Nursing (September 2011-September 2016)
Health Sciences Nursing Professional Studies (August 2013 to August 2018)
Master:
Health Science (Multidisclipinary) (September 2011-September 2016)
Specialist Nursing (September 2011-September 2016)
University College Cork (UCC)
Minor Award
Continuing Professional Development Modules (March 2012 to March 2017)
Higher Diploma
Midwifery (July 2012-July 2017)
Post-Graduate Certificate
Health Protection (For one cohort commencing in Jan 2012 to Jan 2017)
Post-Graduate Diploma:
Acute and Enduring Mental Health Problems (October 2010- October 2015)
Cardiac and Intensive Care Nursing (October 2010- October 2015)
Emergency Nursing (October 2010- October 2015)
Gerontological Nursing (October 2010- October 2015)
Neonatology and Multiple and Complex Disabilities (Intellectual Disability) (October 2010- October 2015)
Older Person Rehabilitation (May 2014-May 2015)
Palliative Care Nursing (January 2014 to January 2015)
Perioperative Nursing (October 2010- October 2015)
Master of Science:
Nursing Studies (May 2010- May 2015)
Older Person Rehabilitation (May 2014-May 2015)

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University College Dublin (UCD)


Certificate
Heart Failure (March 2011- March 2016)
Graduate Diploma:
Cancer Nursing (four pathways Adult, Childrens, Breast Care or Colorectal) (June 2012 to June 2017)
Critical Care Nursing: Intensive Care (June 2012 to June 2017)
Critical Care Nursing: Cardiovascular (June 2012 to June 2017)
Diabetes Nursing (June 2012 to June 2017)
Emergency Nursing (August 2012 August 2017)
Emergency Nursing (Children ) (August 2012 to August 2017)
Heart Failure (March 2011- March 2016)
Nursing (Endoscopy) August 2013 to August 2018)
Nursing (Radiology) (August 2013 to August 2018)
Nursing (Rheumatology) (June 2012 to June 2017)
Nursing Studies (August 2012 August 2017)
Paediatric Critical Care Nursing (June 2012 to June 2017)
Palliative Care Nursing (May 2010 to May 2015)
Peri-operative Nursing (June 2012 to June 2017)
Person Centred Care (Older Person) (January 2014 to January 2019)
Master of Science:
Midwifery Led Care (November 2013 to November 2016)
Nursing: (Critical Care) (March 2014-March 2015)
Nursing: Acute Medical Nursing (Pain Management) January 2014 to January 2015
Advanced Pain Management (March 2012 to March 2017)
Advanced Pain Management (Leading to registration as RNP) (March 2012 to March 2017)
Graduate Diploma/Master of Science:
Palliative Care (May 2010 to May 2015)
Care of the Older Person (May 2010 to May 2015)
Clinical Leadership (Approved until Sept 2016)
University of Limerick (UL)
Graduate Diploma/Master of Science:
Midwifery Studies (January 2010 to January 2015)
Nursing: Adult (January 2010 to January 2015)
Nursing: Adult Respiratory Care (January 2010 to January 2015)
Nursing: Dementia Care (January 2014 to January 2015)
Nursing: Intellectual Disability Studies (January 2010 to January 2015)
Nursing: Palliative Care (January 2010 to January 2015)
Nursing: Peri-Operative Care (January 2010 to January 2015)
Nursing: Psychosocial Interventions (January 2010 to January 2015)
Nursing: Rehabilitation of the Older Person (January 2010 to January 2015)

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University of Dublin Trinity College (TCD)


Minor Award
Childrens Palliative Care Modules
Philosophy, principles and practice of childrens palliative care (January 2012-January 2017)
Pain and symptom management in childrens palliative care (January 2012-January 2017)
Psychosocial and spiritual issues in childrens palliative care (January 2012-January 2017)
Access and Bachelor:
Bachelor of Midwifery Studies (add on) (October 2010- October 2015)
Post-Graduate Diploma:
Nursing (Advanced Practice in Emergency Nursing Strand and Gastroenterology strand) (September 2011 to
September 2016)
Specialist Nursing- Emergency Department Nursing (May 2010 to May 2015)
Specialist Nursing-Intensive Care (May 2010 to May 2015)
Specialist Nursing-Orthopaedics (May 2010 to May 2015)
Specialist Nursing-Renal (May 2010 to May 2015)
Specialist Nursing-Peri operative Nursing (May 2010 to May 2015)
Specialist Nursing-Cardiovascular Care Nursing (May 2010 to May 2015)
Post-Graduate Diploma/Master of Science:
Dementia (May 2010 to May 2015)
Gerontological Nursing (September 2011-September 2016)
Professional Midwifery Studies (September 2011-September 2016)
Professional Nursing Studies (September 2011-September 2016)
Professional Nursing Studies (Child Health and Well Being) September 2011-September 2016
Master of Science
Advanced Nurse Practice (September 2011 to September 2016)
MSc Nursing (Advanced Practice in Emergency Nursing Strand and Gastroenterology strand) (leading to
Registration as a Nurse Prescriber) September 2011 to September 2016)

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)

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Courses with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Approval: Based on Individual Division of the Register
Refer to section on Courses per Subject for further information
Subject
Accident/Emergency
Advanced Leadership
Advanced Practice
Behavioural Therapy/Challenging Behaviour
Coronary/Critical/Intensive Care
Dementia
Diabetes
Ear, Nose & Throat
Gastrointestinal
Gerontological/Older Person
Haematology
Health Science
Heart Failure
Infection Control
Intellectual Disability
Leadership
Management
Management of Chronic Diseases
Management of Chronic Illness
Mental Health
Midwifery
Neonatal
Neuroscience
Nursing
Oncology/Cancer Care
Operating Department/Peri operative
Ophthalmic
Orthopaedics
Pain Management
Palliative Care
Physical Disability/Rehabilitation
Practice Nursing/ Community Nursing
Prescribing Ionising Radiation
Psychotherapy
Renal
Respiratory Care
Rheumatology
Safety Health & Welfare at Work
Sexual Assault-Forensic Examination
Spinal Injury
Stroke and Brain Injury
Wound Management/Tissue Viability
Specialist Nursing

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RGN

RNID RPN

RCN

RM

Check with HEI

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Post Registration Courses Major Awards Approved (Category 11 Approved Courses), per SUBJECT
(This Section excludes Courses Leading to Registration unless stated otherwise)
Accident/Emergency
HEI
Course Title
Ly IT
Accident & Emergency
Nursing
NUIG
Emergency Care Nursing

Award
Higher Diploma in
Science
Post-Graduate Diploma

Reg needed
RGN

Post-Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Active Registration

UCC

Emergency Nursing
(RCSI in partnership with
Beaumont Hospital)
Emergency Nursing

Post-Graduate Diploma

RGN

UCD

Emergency Nursing

Graduate Diploma

RGN

UCD

Emergency Nursing
(Children)
Paediatric Emergency
Nursing
Advanced Nurse
Practitioner in Emergency
Nursing

Graduate Diploma

RGC/RCN

Graduate Diploma

RCN

Master of Science

RGN

RCSI

UCD
TCD

RGN

Start & length


September
1 year
Autumn
2 years PT
1 year FT
Autumn
1 and 2 Years
September
1 year
September
1 year
September
1 year
September
1 year
2 years PT
1 year FT

Advanced Leadership
HEI
Course Title
RCSI
Advanced Leadership

Award
Master of Science

Reg needed
Open to all
divisions

Start & length


September
2 years PT

Advanced Practice
HEI
Course Title
NUIG
Advanced Practice:
Nursing/Midwifery

Award
Master of Health
Sciences

Reg needed
Active Registration with
the Nursing and
Midwifery Board
Active Registration with
the Nursing &
Midwifery Board

Start & length


September
2 years

RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID
RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID
RGN

September
1 year
1 year

Active Registration with


the Nursing and
Midwifery Board
Active Registration with
the Nursing and

September 2
years

NUIG

Advanced Practice

Master of Health
Sciences
Post-Graduate
Diploma
Master of Science

TCD

Advanced Nurse Practice

RCSI

Advance Practice Colorectal Master of Science


Screening & Disease
Management
Advanced Practice leading
Master of Science
to Registration as a Nurse
Prescriber
Advanced Practice
Master of Science
(Epilepsy Strand)

RCSI
RCSI
Issue 39

Page 15 of 36

September
2 years

Contact RCSI

September 2
years
NCC Oct 2014

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

RCSI

Neonatology

Master of Science

UCD

Nursing: Advanced
Leadership Practice
Nursing (Advanced
Practice) Prescribing
Pathway (leading to
Registration as a Nurse
Prescriber)

Master of Science

UCD

Master of Science

Behavioural Therapy/Challenging Behaviour


HEI
Course Title
Award
AIT
Intellectual Disability
Higher Diploma
Nursing-Challenging
Behaviour
TCD
Cognitive Psychotherapy
Post-Graduate Diploma

Coronary/Critical/Intensive Care
HEI
Course Title
NUIG
Intensive Care Nursing

Midwifery Board
Active Registration with
the Nursing and
Midwifery Board
RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID
Active Registration
With the Nursing and
Midwifery Board

1 Year
September
2 years
September

Reg needed
RNID

Start & length


September
1 year

Active
Registration
With the Nursing
and Midwifery
Board

September
1 year

Award
Post-Graduate Diploma

Reg needed
RGN
Active
Registration with
the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
Active
Registration with
the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
RGN/RM

Start & length


2 years PT
1 year FT
Autumn
1 and 2
Years

RCSI

Coronary Care Nursing


(RCSI in partnership with
Beaumont Hospital)

Post-Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

RCSI

Intensive Care Nursing


(RCSI in partnership with
Beaumont Hospital)

Post-Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

RCSI

Neonatal Intensive Care


Nursing
Specialist NursingIntensive Care

Post Graduate Diploma


Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma

RGN

UCC

Cardiac and Intensive Care

Post-Graduate Diploma

RGN

September
1 year
September
MSc 1 Year /
2 years PT
PG Dip 1 Year PT
September

UCD
UCD

Nursing (Critical Care)


Critical Care Nursing:
Intensive Care/
Cardiovascular
Paediatric Critical Care
Nursing

Master of Science
Graduate Diploma

RGN
RGN

1 year FT
Contact UCD

Graduate Diploma

RCN/RGN

September
1-2 years

TCD

UCD

Issue 39

Page 16 of 36

Autumn
1 and 2
Years

NCC Oct 2014

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

Dementia
HEI
Course Title
TCD
Dementia

UL

Nursing Dementia Care

Diabetes
HEI
Course Title
UCD
Diabetes Nursing

Award
Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma
Master of Science

Award
Graduate Diploma

Gerontological/Older Person
HEI
Course Title
Dk IT
Intellectual Disability
Nursing-Older Person
LKIT
General Nursing (Care of
the Older Person)
NUIG
Gerontology
RCSI

Start & length


Sept 1-2 years

Reg needed
Active
Registration
with the Nursing
& Midwifery
Board

Start & length


Autumn 1 and 2
Years

Award
Graduate Diploma

Reg needed
RGN

Start & length


September 1 year

Award
Higher Diploma in Science

Reg needed
RNID

Higher Diploma in Science

RGN

Start & length


September
1 year
September

Post-Graduate Diploma

RGN/RPN/
RNID/RPHN

Post-Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Active
Registration
with the Nursing
& Midwifery
Board
RGN/RPN/
RNID
RGN/RPN/
RNID
RGN,RMN,
RNID,RM
RGN,RMN,
RNID,RM
RGN/RPN/

TCD

Gerontological Nursing
(RCSI in partnership with
Beaumont Hospital or
Connolly Hospital
Blanchardstown)
Gerontological Nursing

UCC

Gerontological Nursing

Master of Science / PostGraduate Diploma


Post-Graduate Diploma

UCC

Older Person Rehabilitation

Post Graduate Diploma

UCC

Older Person Rehabilitation

Master of Science

UCD

Care of the Older Person

Graduate Diploma/

Issue 39

Start & length


September
MSc 1 Year or
2 years PT
PG Dip 1 Year PT
Autumn 2 years

Reg needed
RGN

Ear/Nose/Throat
HEI
Course Title
Award
RCSI
Ear, Nose and Throat
Post-Graduate Diploma/
Nursing (RCSI in partnership Master of Science
with the Royal Victoria Eye and
Ear Hospital)
Gastrointestinal
HEI
Course Title
UCD
Gastrointestinal Nursing

Reg needed
Active
Registration with
the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
Active
Registration with
the Nursing &
Midwifery Board

Page 17 of 36

Autumn 1 year
or 2 year part
time
Autumn 1 and 2
Years

September
2 Years PT
September
1 year
September
Contact UCC
September
Contact UCC
September

NCC Oct 2014

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

UCD

Person Centered Care


(Older Person)

UL

Nursing: Rehabilitation
of the Older Person

Master of Science
Post-Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

RNID
Active
Registration with
the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
RGN/RPN/
RNID

2 years PT
Autumn 1 year

September
1-2 years

Haematology
HEI
Course Title
TCD
Nursing (Specialist)
Haematology

Award
Master of Science / PostGraduate Diploma

Reg needed
RGN

Start & length


September
MSc 2 Years PT
PG Dip 1 Year PT

Health Science
HEI
Course Title
NUIG
Health Science

Award
Postgraduate Diploma

Reg needed
Any

Start & length


September 1 year

STACS Health Science

Master

2 years PT

STACS Health Sciences Nursing

Post-Graduate Diploma

RGN/RPN/
RNID
RGN/RPN/
RNID

Studies/Professional Studies

Heart Failure
HEI
Course Title
UCD
Heart Failure
Infection Control
HEI
Course Title
RCSI
Infection Prevention/Control

UCC

Health Protection (Infection


Control)

Intellectual Disability
HEI
Course Title
AIT
Behaviours that Challenge

Award
Graduate Diploma

Reg needed
RGN

Start & length


September
1 Year

Award
Post Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Reg needed
Active
registration with
the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
RGN

Start & length


September
1 Year

Reg needed
Active
registration
with the
Nursing &
Midwifery
Board
RNID

Start & length


Autumn 1 year

Post-Graduate Diploma

Award
Higher Diploma

AIT

Intellectual Disability

Master of Health Sciences

UL

Nursing: Intellectual
Disability Studies

Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Issue 39

September
Up to 5 years

Page 18 of 36

RNID

September
1 Year

September
2 years
September
1 or 2 years

NCC Oct 2014

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

Leadership
HEI
Course Title
LMU
Executive Leadership

Reg needed
Registration
with the
Nursing &
Midwifery
Board
RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID
RGN,RNID,
RPN

Start & length


4 months or 8
months PT

Award
Bachelor of Science

Reg needed
RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID

Start & length


Sept
1 year

Management of Chronic Diseases


HEI
Course Title
NUIG
Management of Chronic
Diseases

Award
Post Graduate Diploma

Reg needed
RGN/RSCN/
RPN/RNID/
RM

Start & length


Autumn 1 year

Management of Chronic Illness


HEI
Course Title
NUIG
Chronic
Illness Management

Award
Master of Science

Reg needed
RGN

Start & length


Autumn 2 years

Award
Higher Diploma in
Science
Higher Diploma in
Science
Post Graduate Diploma

Reg needed
RPN

Higher Diploma in
Science
Post Graduate Diploma

RPN

Post Graduate Diploma

RPN

Post Graduate Diploma

RPN

Start & length


September
1 year
September
1 year
September
1 year
September
1 year
September
1 year
Autumn
1 year
1 year

UCD

Clinical Leadership

RCSI

Nursing/Midwifery (Applied
Professional & Clinical
Development)

Management
HEI
Course Title
RCSI
Nursing Management

Mental Health
HEI
Course Title
A IT
Mental Health Adult Nursing
Ly IT

Nursing: Mental Health


Nursing- Adult
STACS Nursing: Mental Health
Community & Inpatient care
Ly IT
Nursing: Mental Health
Nursing- Adult
NUIG
Nursing Mental Health and
Inpatient Care
NUIG
Nursing Child & Adult
Mental Health
STACS Community Mental Health

Award
PG Certificate

Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science
Certificate

RPN
RPN

RPN

TCD

Mental Health

Master of Science /
Postgrad Diploma

RGN

TCD

Mental Health (Child,


Adolescent and Family

Master of Science /
Postgrad Diploma

RGN

Issue 39

Page 19 of 36

September
1 year
Part time 2 years

MSc 2 years PT
or 1 year FT
PG Dip 1 year PT
MSc 2 years PT
PG Dip 1 year PT
NCC Oct 2014

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

UCC

Mental Health)
Acute and Enduring Mental
Health Problems

Midwifery
HEI
Course Title
DKIT
Midwifery Praxis
NUIG
Advanced Practice:
Midwifery
NUIG
Midwifery

Post Graduate Diploma

Contact UCC

Reg needed
RM
RM

TCD

Midwifery

Award
Post Graduate Diploma
Master of Health
Sciences
Master of Health
Sciences
Master of Science

TCD

Midwifery Studies (add on)

Bachelor

RM

UL

Midwifery Studies

RM

UCD

Midwifery Led Care

Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science
Master of Science

Neonatal
HEI
Course Title
RCSI
Neonatal Intensive Care
Nursing

UCC

Neonatology and Multiple


and Complex Disabilities

Neuroscience
HEI
Course Title
RCSI
Neuroscience Nursing
Nursing
HEI
Course Title
DCU
Nursing Studies

RM

RM

September
1 or 2 years
September 2

(Refer to page 6 for additional post registration midwifery courses)

Award
Post-Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Reg needed
Active
Registration
with the
Nursing &
Midwifery
Board
RNID/RG/RC

Start & length


Autumn 1 and 2
Years

Award
Post Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Reg needed
RGN

Start & length


September
1 year

Award
Bachelor

Reg needed
RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID
Active
Registration
With Nursing
& Midwifery
Board
Active
Registration
With Nursing
& Midwifery

Start & length


September
1 year
September
2 years

Post Graduate Diploma

DCU

Nursing Practice/Health
Care Practice

Master of Science

GMIT

Nursing

Bachelor of Science Hons

Issue 39

RM

Start & length


1 year
September
2 years
September
2 years
September 2
years PT or
1 year FT
September 1 year

Page 20 of 36

September

September
1 year

NCC Oct 2014

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

Board
Ly IT

Nursing

Bachelor of Science

NUIG

Nursing: Acute
Medicine
Nursing:
Advanced Practice

Post Graduate Diploma

NUIG

Health Sciences
Specialist Nursing

Post Graduate Diploma

NUIG

Nursing

Master of Health
Sciences

RCSI

Nursing

Bachelor of Science

RCSI

Nursing

Master of Science

NUIG

Master of Health
Sciences

RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID
RGN, RM,
RNID, RMN
RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID
Active
Registration
with Nursing
& Midwifery
Board
RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID

STACS Health Sciences Nursing


Professional Studies

Post Graduate Diploma

TCD

Nursing Studies (add on)

Bachelor

TCD

Nursing

Master of Science / Post


Graduate Diploma

RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID
RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID
Active
Registration
with the
Nursing &
Midwifery
Board
Active
Registration
with the
Nursing &
Midwifery
Board
RGN/RPN/
RNID

TCD

Nursing (Child, Health &


Wellbeing)

Master of Science / Post


Graduate Diploma

RGN/RPN/
RNID

TCD

Professional Nursing

TCD

RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID
RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID

UCC

Professional Nursing
Studies (Child Health and
Well Being)
Nursing Studies

Graduate Diploma/Master of
Science
Graduate Diploma/Master of
Science
Master of Science

UCD

Nursing: Advanced

Active
Registration
with the
Nursing &
Midwifery
Board
RGN/RCN/

Issue 39

Master of Science
Page 21 of 36

September
1 year
Autumn
1 year
September
2 years FT
3 years PT
Autumn 2 years

September
2 years FT
3 years PT
September
1 year
September
2 years
September
1 year

September
1 year PT

September
2 years PT
1 year FT
September
2 years PT
1 year FT
September
1 Year
September
1 Year
September

September
NCC Oct 2014

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

UCD
UCD

Practice
Nursing (Clinical Practice)

Master of Science

RPN/RNID
All Registered
Nurses
All Registered
Nurses

2 years
Autumn 2 years

Autumn
2 years

Nursing (Nursing Major or


Applied Healthcare
Management Major)
Nursing (Advanced
Practice)

Master of Science

UCD

Nursing (Endoscopy)

Graduate Diploma

All Registered
Nurses &
Midwives
RGN

UCD

Nursing Studies

Post Graduate Diploma

RGN

UCD

Nursing (Radiology)

Graduate Diploma

RGN

September
1 year

UL

Nursing: Adult

RGN

UL

September
1 or 2 years

IT T

Nursing: Psychosocial
Interventions
Nursing

Graduate Diploma/Master of
Science
Graduate Diploma
Master of Science

WIT

Nursing

Active
Registration
with the
Nursing &
Midwifery
Board
Active
Registration
with the
Nursing &
Midwifery
Board

UCD

Oncology/Cancer
HEI
Course Title
NUIG
Oncology Nursing Studies
RCSI

Oncology Nursing

RCSI

Nursing Cancer Care

TCD

Nursing Cancer Care

UCD

Cancer Nursing

Master of Science

Master of Science
Post Graduate Diploma

Award
Post-Graduate Diploma

Reg needed
RGN

Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma
Master of Science / PostGraduate Diploma
Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma

RGN

Graduate Diploma

RGN

Operating Department/ Peri-operative


HEI
Course Title
Award
NUIG
Peri operative Nursing
Post-Graduate Diploma
Issue 39

Contact UL

Page 22 of 36

RGN
RGN

Reg needed
RGN

Autumn 2 years

September
1 year
1 year

September
1 Year

Contact WIT

Start & length


Autumn 2 years
PT/1 year FT
September
1 -2 years
Autumn 1 or 2
Years
September
MSc 2 Years PT
PG Dip 1 Year PT
September
1-2 years
Start & length
Autumn
1 year FT /
NCC Oct 2014

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

RCSI

Operating Department
Nursing
(RCSI in partnership
with Beaumont Hospital)

Post Graduate Diploma/


Master of Science

RCSI

Post-Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science
Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma/

UCC

Peri-operative Childrens
Nursing
Nursing (Specialist)
Peri operative (options
available)
Perioperative Nursing

Post Graduate Diploma

RGN

UCD

Peri-operative Nursing

Post Graduate Diploma

RGN

UL

Peri operative Care

Graduate Diploma/Master of RGN


Science

September
1 -2 years
September
MSc 2 Years PT
PG Dip 1 Year PT
September
1 Year
September
1 year
September
1 or 2 years

Award
Post-Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Reg needed
Active
Registration
with the
Nursing &
Midwifery
Board

Start & length


Autumn 1 and 2
Years

Award
Post-Graduate Diploma

Reg needed
RGN
Active
Registration
with the
Nursing &
Midwifery
Board
RGN

TCD

Ophthalmic
HEI
Course Title
RCSI
Ophthalmic Nursing
(RCSI in partnership with
the Royal Victoria Eye and
Ear Hospital)

Orthopaedics
HEI
Course Title
NUIG
Orthopaedic Nursing
Studies
RCSI

Orthopaedic Nursing
(in partnership with
Cappagh National
Orthopaedic Hospital)

Post-Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

TCD

Specialist NursingOrthopaedics

Post-Graduate
Diploma

Pain Management
HEI
Course Title
RCSI
Pain Management

UCD
Issue 39

Pain Management
(Advanced)

Award
Post-Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Master of Science
Page 23 of 36

Active
Registration
with the Nursing
& Midwifery
Board
RGN/RCN

2 years PT
Autumn
1 and 2 Years

RGN

Reg needed
Active
Registration
with the Nursing
& Midwifery
Board
RGN

Start & length


September
1 year FT or 2
years PT
Autumn 1 and 2
Years

September
MSc 2 Years PT
PG Dip 1 Year PT
Start & length
September

2 years
NCC Oct 2014

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

UCD

Acute Medical Nursing


(Pain Management)

Palliative Care
HEI
Course Title
NUIG
Palliative Care Nursing
Studies

Master of Science

RGN

Autumn 2 years

Award
Post-Graduate Diploma

Reg needed
RGN

Start & length


September
1 year PT
2 years FT
September
MSc 2 Years PT
PG Dip 1 Year PT
Autumn
1 year
September
1-2 years
September
1 or 2 years

TCD

Palliative Care

Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma

RGN

UCC

Palliative Care Nursing

Post-Graduate Diploma

RGN

UCD

Palliative Care Nursing

RGN/RPN/RNID

UL

Palliative Care

Graduate Diploma/ Master of


Science
Graduate Diploma/Master of
Science

Physical Disability/Rehabilitation
HEI
Course Title
TCD
Specialist NursingPromoting Enablement
in Persons with a
Physical Disability
UL
Nursing: Rehabilitation of
the Older Person

Award
Post-Graduate
Diploma
Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Practice Nursing/Community Nursing


HEI
Course Title
Award
DCU
Nursing Studies in
Bachelor
Community Health
NUIG Practice Nursing/
Post-Graduate Diploma
Community Nursing
RCSI

Practice Nursing

Psychotherapy
HEI
Course Title
STACS Cognitive
Behavioural Psychotherapy
TCD
Cognitive Psychotherapy

Renal
HEI
RCSI
Issue 39

Course Title
Renal Nursing

RGN

Reg needed
Active
Registration with
the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
RGN/RPN/
RNID

Start & length


Autumn
1 year

Reg needed
RGN/RCN/
RPN/RNID
RGN/RNID/RPN

Start & length


September
1 year
September FT
1 year
or 2 years PT
September

Post-Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Active Registration
with the Nursing
& Midwifery Board

Award
Post-Graduate Diploma

Reg needed
RPN

Post-Graduate Diploma

Active Registration
with the Nursing &
Midwifery Board

Award
Post-Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Reg needed
RGN

Page 24 of 36

September
1 -2 years

Start & length


January
18 months
Autumn 1 Year

Start & length


September
1 -2 years
NCC Oct 2014

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

RCSI

Nursing Renal Care

RGN

Autumn 1-2 years

Specialist Nursing Renal

Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma
Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma

TCD

RGN

Renal Nursing

Graduate Diploma

RGN

September
MSc 2 Years PT
PG Dip 1 Year PT
September
1 year

UCD

Award
Post-Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Reg needed
Active Registration
with the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
RGN

Start & length


September

Award
Graduate Diploma

Reg needed
RGN

Start & length


September 1 year

Award
Higher Diploma

Reg needed
Active
Registration
With the Nursing
& Midwifery
Board
Active
Registration
with the Nursing
& Midwifery
Board

Start & length


September
1 Year

Sexual Assault Forensic Examination


HEI
Course Title
Award
RCSI
Nursing: Sexual AssaultHigher Diploma
Forensic Examination

Reg needed
RGN/RM

Start & length


September
1 year

Stroke and Brain Injury


HEI
Course Title
UCD
Stroke & Brain Injury
Nursing

Reg needed
RGN/RPN/RNID

Start & length


September
1 year

Reg needed
RGN

Start & length


September
PG Diploma 1
Year
MSc 2 Years

Respiratory Care
HEI
Course Title
RCSI
Respiratory Care in Nursing
UL

Nursing: Adult Respiratory


Care

Rheumatology
HEI
Course Title
UCD
Rheumatology Nursing
Safety & Health
HEI
Course Title
NUIG
Applied Science
(Occupational Safety &
Health and Safety
Ergonomics)
NUIG

Occupational Safety &


Health and Safety
Ergonomics

Graduate Diploma/
Master of Science

Master of Science

Award
Graduate Diploma

Wound Management & Tissue Viability


HEI
Course Title
Award
RCSI
Wound Management &
Post Graduate Diploma/
Tissue Viability
Master of Science

Issue 39

Page 25 of 36

September
1 or 2 years

September
1 Year

NCC Oct 2014

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

Specialist Nursing
HEI
Course Title
NUIG Specialist Nursing

Award
Master of Health Sciences

STAC

Specialist Nursing

Master of Health Sciences

TCD

Nursing (Specialist)
Emergency Department

Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma

TCD

Nursing (Specialist)
Haematology

Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma

TCD

Nursing (Specialist)
Intensive Care

Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma

TCD

Nursing (Specialist)
Orthopaedics

Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma

TCD

Promoting
Enablement in Persons
with a Physical Disability
Nursing (Specialist)
Renal

Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma

TCD

Nursing (Specialist)
Peri operative

Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma

TCD

Nursing (Specialist)
Cardiovascular Care

Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma

TCD

Issue 39

Master of Science /
Post-Graduate Diploma

Page 26 of 36

Reg needed
Start & length
RGN/RNID/RPN/RCN September
2 years
Active Registration
1 year FT or 2
With the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
RGN
September
PG Dip 1 Year
PT
RGN
September
PG Dip 1 Year
PT
RGN
September
PG Dip 1 Year
PT
RGN
September
PG Dip 1 Year
PT
Active Registration
Autumn 1 year
With the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
RGN
September
PG Dip 1 Year
PT
RGN
September
PG Dip 1 Year
PT
RGN
September
PG Dip 1 Year
PT

NCC Oct 2014

Nursing/Midwifery: Career Development. Post-Registration Courses

Post Registration Courses (Minor, Special and Supplemental Awards), per subject
(This Section excludes Courses Leading to Registration and Category 11 courses unless stated otherwise)
Advanced Practice
HEI
Course Title
RCSI
Gastroenterology Care:
Colorectal Screening and
Disease Management

Award
Stand Alone Strand

Behavioural Therapy/Challenging behaviour


HEI
Course Title
Award
Connolly Psychosocial interventions
Certificate
Hospital for nurses
Cardiovascular Nursing
HEI
Course Title
CNE*
Cardiovascular Nursing
UCC

Medical and Surgical


Nursing of Individuals with
Cardiovascular Problems

Childrens Nursing
HEI
Course Title
AIT
Child Protection and
Welfare

Award
Certificate
Minor Award

Reg needed
Active registration with
the Nursing &
Midwifery Board

Start & length


Contact RCSI

Reg needed
RGN, RNID, R

Start & length


September (PT)

Reg needed
Active registration with
the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
RNID, RGN, RM

Start & length


5 weeks (PT)
September
1 year (PT)

*CNE in Blanchardstown

Award
Reg needed
Special Purpose Award RGN/RNID/RM

Start & length


September
1 year (PT)

Minor Award

RGN/RCN/RPN

September

Stand alone module

RGN; RNID; RCN

200 hours

Stand alone module

RGN; RNID; RCN

200 hours

Stand alone module

RGN; RNID; RCN

200 hours

Complementary Therapies
HEI
Course Title
UCC
Complementary Therapies
In Healthcare

Award
Minor

Reg needed
RNID, RGN, RM

Start & length


September
1 year (PT)

Dementia Care
HEI
Course Title
DCU
Developing Person
Centred Dementia Care

Award
Minor

Reg needed
Active registration with
the Nursing &

Start & length


Contact DCU

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TCD
TCD
TCD
TCD

Childrens Palliative Care


Modules
Philosophy, principles and
practice of childrens
palliative care
Pain and symptom
management in childrens
palliative care
Psychosocial and spiritual
issues in childrens
palliative care

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(soon to be Champions)
Diabetes Nursing
HEI
Course Title
CNE*
Diabetes Nursing

Midwifery Board
Award
Certificate

Reg needed
Active registration with
the Nursing &
Midwifery Board

Start & length


6 Weeks

*Tullamore

CNE**

Diabetes Nursing

Certificate

Active registration with


the Nursing &
Midwifery Board

Contact Conolly
Hospital,
Blanchardstown

UCC

Diabetes Management

Minor Award

RNID, RGN, RM

September
1 year (PT)

Award
Certificate
(Minor Award)
Stand alone module

Reg needed
RGN

Start & length


September
6 Months
4 months (PT)

**
Connolly
Hospital

Heart Failure
HEI
Course Title
UCD
Heart Failure
RCSI

Heart Failure

Health Protection
HEI
Course Title
Award
UCC
Health Protection (Infection, Post Graduate Certificate
Prevention and Control)
UCC
Practice and Principles of
Minor Award
Health Promotion
Health Sciences

HEI
NUIG

Course Title
Health Sciences (Clinical
Primary Care)

Active registration with


the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
Reg needed
RGN/RSCN

Start & length


1 Year

RNID, RGN, RM

September
1 year (PT)

Award
Post Graduate Certificate
(Minor Award)

Reg needed
Start & length
Active registration Contact NUIG
with the Nursing &
Midwifery Board

Award
Stand alone module

Reg needed
Active registration
with the Nursing &
Midwifery Board

Start & length


Contact RCSI

Infection Control
HEI
Course Title
UCC
Prevention and Control of
Infection in Healthcare

Award
Minor Award

Reg needed
RNID, RGN, RM

Start & length


September
1 year (PT)

Informatics
HEI
Course Title
UCC
Informatics for Healthcare
Professionals

Award
Minor Award

Reg needed
RNID, RGN, RM

Start & length


September
1 year (PT)

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Haematology
HEI
Course Title
RCSI
Haemodialysis

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Ionising Radiation
HEI
Course Title
CNE*
Ionising Radiation
CNE*

Award
Certificate
(Special Purpose Award)
Nurse Authority to Prescribe Certificate
Ionising Radiation (X-Ray)
For children

Reg needed
RGN

Start & length


16 Weeks

RNID, RGN, RM

September
1 year (PT)

(*Regional CNEs in Blanchardstown and Tullamore)

Management of Chronic Illness


HEI
Course Title
UCC
Obesity Management and
Prevention Training for
Healthcare Professionals
Mental Health
HEI
Course Title
CNE** Certificate in Application of
Mental Health
Legislation to Practice
Midwifery
HEI
Course Title
DKIT
Assessment and
Management of Acutely ill
Woman within Maternity
Services
UCC
Preparation for Birth and
Parenthood

Award
Minor

Reg needed
RNID, RGN, RM

Start & length


September
1 year (PT)

Award
Special Purpose Award

Reg needed
RGN/RCN/RPN/
RNID/

Start & length


Contact CNME

(** CNME Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore)

Award
Certificate (Minor Award)

Reg needed
RM

Start & length


September
1 year

Minor Award

RNID, RGN, RM

September
1 year (PT)

Reg needed
RGN

Start & length


Check with DKIT

RGN

September
1 Year
1 Year

Nursing
HEI
Course Title
Award
DKIT
Assessment and
Certificate
Management of the Acutely
ill adult
NUIG
Nursing (Specialist)
Post Graduate Certificate
NUIG

Nursing

Post Graduate Diploma

NUIG

Nursing (suite of 39
Modules)

Minor Award

RCSI

Nursing (Clinical Research)

RCSI

Nursing/Midwifery (Applied
Professional & Clinical
Development)
Nursing CPD (17)

Post Graduate Certificate


(Minor Award)
Post Graduate Certificate

UCC
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RGN/RCN/ RPN /
RNID
Active registration
with the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
RGN

Active registration
With the Nursing

Contact NUIG
6 Months

Check UCC
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UCC

Physical Assessment for


Nursing Practice

Minor

& Midwifery Board


RNID, RGN, RM

September
1 year (PT)

Nursing Leadership
HEI
Course Title
IT T
Nursing Leadership

Award
Diploma

Reg needed
Active registration
with the Nursing &
Midwifery Board

Start & length


September
1 Year

Oncology/Cancer
HEI
Course Title
RCSI
Breast Cancer Nursing

Award
Stand alone module

Start & length


4 months PT

Minor Award

Reg needed
Active registration
with the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
RNID, RGN, RM

Minor Award

RGN

UCC
HSE/
CNME/
NCCP/
ONMS
D/
NUIG

Symptom Management in
Cancer
Community Oncology
Nursing Programme

Physical Disability /Rehabilitation


UCC
Person Centred Healthcare
for People with Multiple and
Complex Disabilities
UCC
Communication, Intensive
Interaction and People with
Multiple and Complex
disabilities
Prescribing
HEI
Course Title
RCSI
Nurse/Midwife Prescribing

September
1 year (PT)
1 year PT
Approved March
2014-March 2019)

Minor

RNID, RGN, RM

September
1 year (PT)

Minor

RNID, RGN, RM

September
1 year (PT)

Award
Certificate (Minor Award)
(Leading to Registration
as an RNP)

Reg needed
Active registration
with the Nursing &
Midwifery Board

Start & length


2 intakes per yr
Contact College
Faculty.

Award
Minor Award

Reg needed
RNID, RGN, RM

Start & length


September
1 year (PT)

Respiratory Nursing
HEI
Course Title
CNME* Respiratory Nursing

Award
Certificate

Start & length


4 months (PT)

CNME* Respiratory Nursing

Certificate

Reg needed
Active registration
with the Nursing &
Midwifery Board
Active registration

Renal Nursing
HEI
Course Title
UCC
Medical and Surgical
Nursing of Individuals with
Renal Problems

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5 weeks (PT)
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UCC

Medical and Surgical


Nursing of Individuals with
Respiratory Problems

Wound Care Management


HEI
Course Title
IT T
Wound Care Management
IT T
Developing Safe
Environments in Health and
Social Care
UCC
Acute & Chronic Wound
Care for Healthcare
Professionals
UCC
Wound Care for Healthcare
Professionals

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Minor Award

with the Nursing &


Midwifery Board
RNID, RGN, RM

September
1 year (PT)

(*Regional CNE in Tullamore; **Regional CNE in Blanchardstown)

Award
Diploma
Diploma

Reg needed
Active registration
with the Nursing &
Midwifery Board

Start & length


1 year (PT)

Minor Award

RNID, RGN, RM

September
1 year (PT)

Minor Award

RNID, RGN, RM

September
1 year (PT)

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RETURN TO PRACTICE COURSES


Introduction
The Return to Practice courses are provided to enable nurses/midwives returning to practice to update both their
theoretical knowledge and their clinical skills and to facilitate the attainment of competence and confidence in the
provision of nursing/midwifery care. The courses include both theoretical instruction and supervised clinical practice.
The Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework (An Bord Altranais, April 2000-a) and The Code of
Professional Conduct for Each Nurse and Midwife (An Bord Altranais, April 2000-b) emphasise the need for
nurses/midwives to be competent and accountable for their practice. The prospective employer may require the
nurse/midwife to undertake such a course.
The duration of the courses is a minimum of six weeks full-time (or twelve weeks part-time if available).
Individual participants may require a longer period of supervised clinical practice.
Further Information: Centres for Nurse/Midwife Education. Refer p28 of this publication.
The following Return to Practice Courses have current Nursing and Midwifery Board approval:
County
Cork

Centre for Nurse/Midwife Education


Cork University Hospital

Discipline
General

Approval To
February 2015

Cork

Cork University Maternity Hospital

Midwifery

March 2015

Dublin

St Vincents University Hospital, Elm Park,


Dublin 4

General

November 2015

Kerry

Kerry General Hospital

General

June 2015

Mayo

St Mary's Campus

General

March 2015

Galway

Galway University Hospital

General

July 2015

Suggested Reading:
An Bord Altranais (2005) Return to Midwifery Practice Course. Refer www.nursingcareers.ie Publications.
An Bord Altranais (2005) Return to Nursing Practice Courses. Refer www.nursingcareers.ie Publications.
HSE (2005) Return to Practice: A Handbook for Nurses and Midwives. Refer NMPDU in your area.

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FURTHER INFORMATION
NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
NAME
Department of Health

Address
Hawkins House, Poolbeg Street
Dublin 2

Tel
(01) 635 4000

NURSING AND MIDWIFERY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT UNITS (NMPDUs)


Address
NMPDU HSE
Dublin Mid Leinster
Block 4, Central Business Park, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co Offaly
Dublin North East
St Brigids Complex, Kells Rd, Ardee, County Louth
Eastern Region
Mill Lane, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
Mid West
Head Office, 31-33 Catherine Street, Limerick
South (Cork & Kerry)
Administration Building, St. Marys Health Campus, Gurranbraher,
Cork
South
Office Complex, Kilcreene Hospital Grounds, Kilkenny
West
HR Department, Merlin Park University Hospital, Galway
West
Iona House, Main Street, Ballyshannon, County Donegal
Refer www.hse.ie
CENTRES for NURSE/MIDWIFE EDUCATION
County
Address
Cork
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Cork
Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork
Cork
The Mercy University Hospital, Cork
Cork
Cork University Maternity Hospital
Donegal
Letterkenny Hospital & St Conals Hospital, Letterkenny, County Donegal
Dublin
Adelaide & Meath inc the National Childrens Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Dublin
Academic Building, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Dublin
Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital
Dublin
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Nelson Street, Dublin 7
Dublin
St Itas Hospital, Portrane, County Dublin
Dublin
St Vincents University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4
Louth
Mellifont Unit, St. Bridgets Complex, Ardee
Galway
University College Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway
Satellite Site: Portiuncula General Hospital, Ballinasloe, Galway
Kerry
Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, County Kerry
Limerick
Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick
Mayo
St Marys Campus, Westport Road, Castlebar, County Mayo
Sligo
Cregg, Rosses Point, Sligo
Waterford
Waterford Regional Hospital, Dunmore Road, Waterford
Refer www.hse.ie

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Website
www.dohc.ie

Tel
(057) 9357866
(041) 685 3206
(01) 620 1772
(061) 483 521
(021) 492 1203
(056) 778 5629
(091) 775 841
(071) 982 2106

Tel
(021) 454 2807
(021) 492 2143
(021) 493 5184
(021) 492 0724
(074) 9123644
(01) 414 2857
(01) 646 5455
(01) 408 5261
(01) 803 2391
(01) 883 6025
(01) 221 4873
(01) 685 0687
(091) 542 399
(090) 964 8311
(066) 718 4440
(061) 482336
(094) 904 2054
(071) 9177090
(051) 848 534

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FURTHER INFORMATION
HEALTH CARE AGENCIES
Name
Adelaide and Meath incorporating
the National Children's Hospital
Children's University Hospital

Address
Tallaght,
Dublin 24
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Coombe Women and Infants Dolphins Barn
Dublin 8
University Hospital
Cork University Maternity Hospital
Wilton,
Cork
HSE North East
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital,
Drogheda County Louth
Holles Street, Dublin 2
National Maternity Hospital
Our Lady's Childrens Hospital
Crumlin,
Dublin 12
Rotunda Hospital
Parnell Square West, Dublin 1
St Munchins Regional Maternity
Hospital
University College Hospital

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Tel
(01) 414 2000
(01) 878 4200
(01) 408 5200

Website
www.amnch.ie
www.cuh.ie
www.coombe.ie

(021) 492 0500

www.hse.ie

(041) 983 7601

www.hse.ie

637 3100
409 6100

www.nmh.ie
www.olhsc.ie

873 0700

www.rotunda.ie

Ennis Road, Limerick

(061) 327 455

www.hse.ie

Newcastle Road, Galway

(091) 580 580

www.hse.ie

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FURTHER INFORMATION
HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
Name
Address
Athlone Institute of Technology Dept of Nursing Studies, Dublin Road,
Athlone, County Westmeath
(AIT)
School of Nursing
Dublin City University (DCU)
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Dept of Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Dundalk Institute of
Sciences, Dublin Road, Dundalk,
Technology (DKIT)
County Louth
GMIT Castlebar Campus
Galway Mayo Institute of
Westport Road, Castlebar, Co Mayo
Technology (GMIT)
Institute of Technology Tralee Lifelong Learning Office, North
Campus,
(ITT)
Tralee, County Kerry
Letterkenny Institute of
Dept of Nursing & Health Studies
Technology (LYIT)
Port Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Leeds Metropolitan \
Business and Management, City
University (LMU)
Campus Leeds, United Kingdom, LS1
3HE
National University of Ireland, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Galway (NUIG)
ras Moyola, Newcastle Road, Galway
Faculty of Nursing
Royal College of Surgeons in
St Stephens Green, Dublin 2
Ireland (RCSI)
Ash Lane, Sligo
Institute of Technology Sligo
(IT S)
St Angela's College

University College Cork


(UCC)
University College Dublin
(UCD)
University College Dublin
(UCD)
University of Dublin Trinity
College (TCD)
University of Limerick
(UL)
Waterford Institute of
Technology (WIT)

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Tel
(090) 642
4400
(01)
700 5000
(042)
937 0200

Website
www.ait.ie

(094)
902 5700
(066)
7145600

www.gmit.ie

(074)
918 6000

www.lyit.ie

(091)
493 940
(01)
402 2100
(071)
9155222

www.nuigalway.ie/nursing/

Dept of Nursing Studies


Lough Gill, Sligo
Catherine McAuley School of Nursing
and Midwifery
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Belfield, Dublin 4

(071)
914 7285
(021)
490 2159

www.stacs.edu.ie

(01)
716 6407

www.ucd.ie/nursing

Dept of Public Health & Population


Science, Belfield, Dublin 4

(01)
716 6407

www.ucd.ie

School of Nursing & Midwifery


24 DOlier Street, Dublin 2
Dept of Nursing & Midwifery Studies,
Dromroe Village, Limerick

(01)
896 2692
(061)
202 700

www.tcd.ie/nursing_midwifery

Dept of Nursing & Health Sciences


College Street Campus, Waterford

(051)
302 000

www.wit.ie/sos/cns.html

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www.dcu.ie/nursing
www.dkit.ie

www.Ittralee.ie

www.rcsi.ie
www.itsligo.ie

www.ucc.ie/acad/nursing

www.ul.ie

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REFERENCES
(The details of where the publications can be accessed are in brackets)
An Bord Altranais (1989) Approval of Courses
(Refer www.nursingboard.ie )
An Bord Altranais (April 2000-a) The Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework
(Refer www.nursingcareers.ie Publications)
An Bord Altranais (April 2000-b) The Code of Professional Conduct for Each Nurse and Midwife
(Refer www.nursingcareers.ie Publications)
An Bord Altranais (2005) Return to Nursing Practice Courses
(Refer www.nursingcareers.ie Publications)
An Bord Altranais (2005) Return to Midwifery Practice Course
(Refer www.nursingcareers.ie Publications)
An Bord Altranais (2010) Post-Registration Nursing and Midwifery Education Programmes - Incorporating the National
Framework of Qualifications
(Refer www.nursingcareers.ie Publications)
HSE (2005) Return to Practice: A Handbook for Nurses and Midwives
(Refer NMPDU in your area. See page 25 of this publication)
Government of Ireland (1998) Report of The Commission on Nursing: A Blueprint for the Future
(Refer www.nursingboard.ie )

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