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Advanced Practice Nursing, Msc in Nursing

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #259 (QS) ,
The aims of the Master of Advanced Practice Nursing programme at National University of Ireland, Galway are to enable experienced registered nurses to develop an expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills, and clinical competencies for an expanded autonomous scope of practice the characteristics of which are shaped by the context in which the individual practices.

About

The Advanced Practice Nursing programme offered by National University of Ireland, Galway is designed to prepare the students as autonomous practitioners, who are clinically competent and skilled in the delivery of high quality direct care to a specific patient /client group. In particular, the Advanced Nurse Practitioner will be empowered to promote wellness, offer healthcare interventions and advocate healthy lifestyle choices for patients/clients, their families and carers in a wide variety of settings in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, according to agreed scope of practice guidelines.  

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this programme are eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board (NMBI) to register as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANPs).

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Decision Making, Nursing and Advanced Practice Professional Roles
  • Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance
  • Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals
  • Physical Assessment Skills

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    110 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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General Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of an honours primary degree in Nursing or equivalent, and hold a current active registration on the professional register maintained by NMBI.

Applicants must provide evidence of support from an employer and completed Site Declaration Forms, signed by the Director of Nursing/Public Health/Nurse Manager containing confirmation of a clinical supervisor who will provide supervision, support and learning opportunities, including opportunities to practice under supervision to gain the required competencies and clinical competence.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Galway

  • 800 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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