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Nursing - Perioperative, M/PDip in HealthSc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #259 (QS) ,
This Nursing - Perioperative programme at National University of Ireland, Galway is designed for registered  nurses who wish to pursue a specialism in Perioperative Nursing. This programme is offered full-time over two calendar years. 

About

Career Opportunities

Taught components of the programme are delivered in a blended learning format. Blended learning is an innovative teaching strategy which involves a combination of face-to-face and on-line learning. This means that most learning/teaching will be delivered on-line through Blackboard, an interactive learning system which connects directly to the University from your own home computer. Students are required to attend face to face workshops for a total of 12 days across the programme. The programme is comprised of six theory /practice modules. In all modules there is an emphasis on exploring the relevance of module content to practice, similarly, practice placements allow students to explore “new” knowledge in practice, enabling them an opportunity to integrate theory and practice. 

Nursing - Perioperative students at National University of Ireland, Galway are required to undertake their clinical practice in an approved clinical practice setting within Ireland normally within the students own work setting. Where the environment does not provide sufficient opportunities to meet the learning outcomes of the programme additional placements will be required by t he student in sites which will provide the experience needed. A minimum  of 1,000 clinical hours need to be completed in the specialist area while undertaking the programme.

Graduates have found employment and promotion opportunities nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Prevention of anaesthetic complications
  • Service Improvement
  • Clinical Governance  Supporting Safe Practice
  • Clinical Competence 
  • Physiological effects of surgery
  • Prevention of surgical complications
  • Advanced Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    90 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Be a registered nurse on the General division of the Register maintained by An Bord Altranais agus Cnaimhseachais na hEireann.
  •  Have an honours degree or equivalent (Level 8). 

Work Experience

  • Have a minimum of six months post-registration experience (exclusive of post-registration courses);
  • Be currently working in the required specialist area, i.e., Theatre (Perioperative setting) and have as a minimum six months clinical experience in this specialist area.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14750 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 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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