12 months
6875 EUR/year
6875 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Coronary Care Nursing programme at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is designed to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to provide evidenced-based, quality care in today's challenging healthcare environment.  


This fully accredited one-year part-time programme – delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital – is designed to allow students explore a range of clinical and theoretical issues, aiming to produce knowledgeable skilled and reflective nurses with the ability to function as team leaders and act as a clinical resource to peers.

Learning outcomes

This Coronary Care Nursing programme at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically: 

  • Discuss the epidemiology/pathophysiology of chronic heart failure and the development of the clinical nurse specialist role. 
  • Evaluate and demonstrate the holistic assessment of the patient, presenting with heart failure. 
  • Explore the physiologic adaptive responses of patients to critical illness. 
  • Evaluate the relationship between cardiac disease and other body systems. 
  • Discuss the cardiac anatomy and physiology and explore the aetiology and pathophysiology of CVD, epidemiology and associated risk factors of CVD. 
  • Evaluate and demonstrate the holistic assessment of the patient, presenting with CVD. 

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical
  • Clinical Practicum - Advanced Reflection and Competence
  • Fundamental Concepts of Coronary Care Nursing
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiology Interventions
  • Holistic Management of the Heart Failure Patient and Family

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

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  • 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
    Tuition Fee
    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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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