12 months
6875 EUR/year
6875 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital – offers you the opportunity to work and learn in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.  


As a student on this fully accredited one-year part-time programme, you will gain experience of caring for patients with a variety of complex needs and have the opportunity to work alongside our ANPs in services such as Rapid Access Treatment Service (RATS), Minor Assessment Treatment (MATU) and chest pain. 

In addition, as Beaumont Hospital is a national referral centre, you will also gain knowledge and experience in caring for patients with specialist needs such as neurosurgery, neurology (interventional radiology), ENT, renal, vascular and urology, and have ample opportunity to learn from experts in these fields. 

Learning outcomes

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

  • Evaluate the holistic assessment of the patient and family who present to the emergency department (ED) in emergency and non-emergency situations. 
  • Explore the nursing management of patients with acute psychiatric disorders and alcohol related illness in the ED. 
  • Discuss the ongoing management and nursing interventions of patients with specific acute surgical illness. 
  • Evaluate the role of the nurse and the MDT in the provision of advanced trauma life support.  
  • Evaluate the nursing management of patients with medical and cardiac illness. 
  • Evaluate the role of the nurse in the management of patients who require advanced airway management and advanced cardiac life support. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical
  • Professional Critical Reflexivity and Competence
  • Core Concepts in Emergency Nursing
  • Acute Medical, Surgical and Trauma Emergency Nursing
  • Consolidating and Advancing Practice in Emergency Nursing

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
    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.


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