Postgraduate
PG Dip Nursing – Trauma and Emergency Nursing

University College Cork

Course Overview


The Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma and Emergency Nursing course will help Emergency nurses to improve their career prospects by enhancing their professional and personal development.

It is a one-year course offered in partnership with health service providers. The course consists of 46 weeks of clinical placements in a variety of Emergency Departments as well as your own. . Within the four block weeks and seven separate days of theory in UCC, specialists from clinical practice, as well as UCC staff, will facilitate you to become a more knowledgeable and skilled practitioner within the emergency care environment. The course helps you to improve your assessment and to become proficient in implementing research-based practice in the emergency care environment. You will also have access to our state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Simulation Resource Centre (CSSRC).
The Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma and Emergency Nursing course incorporates two orientation days and eight course modules (three core and three specialist theoretical modules) which include 46 weeks of clinical placements(two clinical practice modules). You will complete a range of core and specialist modules that are designed to meet the overall course learning outcomes, support core transferable skills and achieve specialist knowledge, know-how and competence. This course is awarded 60 credits at Level 9 major award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months Full-time (1 Year)


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15,000

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The course now offers you the opportunity to experience placements in unfamiliar emergency units.
  • On successful completion of this MSc /Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing – Trauma and Emergency Nursing Pathway, you will have the necessary academic qualification (PG Diploma Nursing) required for Clinical Nurse Specialist posts within emergency nursing.

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

There are 7 clinical pathways to the degree of Masters in Nursing, all of which have an exit route available for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing. The pathways to degree of Masters including Postgraduate Diploma exit route are all available to view in the College Calendar.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS PATHWAY 1: TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY NURSING
Applicants for this MSc in Nursing, including Postgraduate Diploma exit route, should normally:

  1. Hold active registration on a division of the professional register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or be eligible for such registration as required for individual pathways. For the Trauma and Emergency Nursing Pathway, applicants must be Registered General Nurses;
  2. Have clinical practice experience (and support structures, if applicable) as required for individual pathways. For the Trauma and Emergency Nursing Pathway, applicants must have a minimum of six months of post-registration experience (excluding courses) and at least six months experience in the speciality pathway applied for;
  3. Applicants must be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS);
  4. Applicants must provide written evidence of support from their Director of Nursing/equivalent authorised Nurse Manager stating:
    (a) The applicant will be working in the relevant specialist area for the duration of the programme for a minimum of 19.5 hours a week
    (b) They will be released from practice to attend the programme requirements
    (c) A Clinical Preceptor and/or Clinical Facilitator can support learning in the specialist area of practice for the duration of the programme.

English Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET):
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): DET 110-115 + Skills Check.DET 120 or more eligible for full offer
IELTS Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): 6.5 Minimum individual sections 6.5
TOEFL Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): TOEFL 90; Listening – 23; Reading – 21; Speaking – 22; Writing 23
CPE Cambridge Proficiency Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): 176 overall with not less than 176 in each element of the test
CAE Cambridge Advanced Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): 176 overall with not less than 176 in each element of the test
Pearson PTE Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): 63 Minimum individual sections 63
Trinity ISE:
Trinity ISE III with at least merit in each skill category

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects


This course facilitates the enhancement of your assessment and the management of emergency situations.
On successful completion of this MSc /Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing – Trauma and Emergency Nursing Pathway, you will have the necessary academic qualification (PG Diploma Nursing) required for Clinical Nurse Specialist posts within emergency nursing.

Notes


1. All students will be registered full time for a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing in the first year. If a student wishes to progress to the masters they will be registered for the 2nd year part time. Part-time 2 years by day. Contact hours for both years are part-time and are detailed in the Course Details section.
2. In exceptional circumstances applicants who do not fulfil the entry requirements may be recommended for entry to the programme following a review of their individual qualifications and experience by the programme committee. Such applicants may be invited for interview to satisfy the selection committee of their suitability for the programme. Admission of such applicants will be subject to the approval of the School of Nursing and Midwifery.