Postgraduate
PG Dip Emergency Care

NUI Galway

Course Overview


The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Emergency Care) is designed for registered nurses who wish to pursue a specialism in Emergency Nursing.

Students are required to undertake their clinical practice in an approved clinical practice setting within Ireland, normally within the students’ own work setting. Students may also be required to undertake additional placement(s) in order to meet the programme’s learning outcomes. The full-time programme is offered full-time over two calendar years via blended learning which is a combination of on-line learning and face-to-face workshops. On completion of Year 1 students have the option of being awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or (if they have achieved the minimum 60% average mark across these modules) may progress onto the second year to complete the MSc programme. A blended learning approach is adopted in the delivery of this programme. Students are required to attend face to face workshops for a total of 12 days across the programme. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours before completing this programme.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

2 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

10

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15,200

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The course has a clinical focus, offering opportunities to develop specialist skills.
  • Blended learning is an innovative and flexible approach to learning, making it possible to combine working full-time with studying.
  • The programme is offered through a blended learning format a combination of online and face-to-face learning and teaching.
  • This course has category 2 approval by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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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

Minimum entry requirements

All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
1. Be a registered nurse on the General Nurse division of the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI);
2. Have a minimum of six months’ post-registration experience (exclusive of post-registration courses);
3. Be currently working in the required specialist area, i.e., emergency, and have, as a minimum, six months’ clinical experience in this specialist area;
4. Have an honors bachelor’s degree at NFQ Level 8 in nursing or a comparable qualification. Applicants who do not hold an honors degree or Higher Diploma (Level 8) must demonstrate that they have successfully completed (in the previous two years) a module at Level 9.

English Requirements

Medicine (No less than 6.5 in any Component)
[This requirement applies to incoming first year students only]
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


Graduates have found employment in the health services, and in private hospitals and clinics.

Notes


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