12 months
6875 EUR/year
6875 EUR/year
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This Cancer Nursing degree is offered by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Specialist knowledge and skills are an essential component in the multidisciplinary management of oncology patients.


This fully accredited one-year part-time programme in Cancer Nursing at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital – is for nurses working in an oncology setting, to help develop their clinical knowledge, judgement and practice to an advanced level.

Learning outcomes

This Cancer Nursing programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically: 

  • Discuss and demonstrate advanced decision-making skills relating to leadership and management in the cancer setting. 
  • Evaluate and utilise advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills relating to the nursing management of the major cancer diseases and side effects. 
  • Discuss and demonstrate advanced clinical decision-making skills to manage patient caseload incorporating nursing interventions and psychosocial aspects. 
  • Discuss and evaluate the nurses role in education and dissemination of knowledge to patients/relatives/staff. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical
  • Clinical Practicum - Advanced Reflection and Competence
  • Fundamental Concepts of Cancer Nursing
  • Major Adult Cancers -or- Breast Disease -or- Colorectal Disease
  • Psycho Oncology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be an active RGN with the Opens in new windowNMBI.
  • Hold a NFQ level 8 qualification such as a BSc or equivalent.
  • Be currently working in the speciality area.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6875 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6875 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6875 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6875 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 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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