Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Children and General Nursing

University College Dublin

Course Overview


Are you drawn towards helping adults and children, and making a difference to their lives while they’re ill? Are you empathetic, resilient, reliable and a good communicator? Do you have an analytical, problem-solving mind?

If so, this is the ideal career choice for you. The role of the children’s and general nurse is to foster the health and well-being of individuals across the lifespan, taking into account their physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual needs. On successful completion of this degree, you can practice as either a children’s nurse or as a general nurse. The role of the nurse extends beyond clinical practice to encompass education, research and management.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

4.5 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

You may have the opportunity to study in a choice of European locations for a semester between stages 2 and 4.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

33

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 25,600 p.a.

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Completing this degree qualifies you as both a Registered General Nurse and a Registered Children’s Nurse.
  • There are also excellent work and travel opportunities in Ireland and throughout Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Your future professional role can extend beyond clinical practice to encompass education, research and management.
  • Your continuing professional education may also include studies at higher diploma, graduate diploma, Master’s and PhD level.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses•Leaving Certificate: Minimum grade of second-class honours, grade 1 (2.1) in first Honours Bachelor’s degree (NFQ Level 8). The degree can be in any discipline.

Minimum entry requirements

YEAR 1 ENTRY

  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.

FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY

  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.

Special Entry Requirements

The majority of clinical learning takes place in our affiliated partner hospitals, all of which are national specialist centers of clinical excellence: Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, and in numerous other clinical sites within the Ireland East Hospital Group.

Career Prospects


Completing this degree qualifies you as both a Registered General Nurse and a Registered Children’s Nurse. Your future professional role can extend beyond clinical practice to encompass education, research and management. There are also excellent work and travel opportunities in Ireland and throughout Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Your continuing professional education may also include studies at higher diploma, graduate diploma, Master’s and PhD level.

Notes


Professional Work Experience: The majority of clinical learning takes place in our affiliated partner hospitals, all of which are national specialist centers of clinical excellence: Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, and in numerous other clinical sites within the Ireland East Hospital Group.

• Curriculum may be subject to change in line with NMBI Nurse Registration Programmes Standards and Requirements.
• Applicants who have previously failed to meet programme requirements in any Nursing or Midwifery programme or have any issues which would affect their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland will not normally be eligible.