12 months
6875 EUR/year
6875 EUR/year
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The one-year part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Gerontological Nursing at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland offers you the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to provide evidence-based, quality care to our older population, whether in the acute setting, residential care or rehabilitation.


Strand A is delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital. The first three modules are delivered in RCSI and the remaining three modules are delivered in Beaumont Hospital and affiliated sites. All modules of Strand B are delivered in RCSI.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Discuss the older person and living with chronic illness and disability. 
  • Discuss the importance of the social approach to care in the extended care setting. 
  • Evaluate emerging health and social policy in relation to older adults from a national and international perspective. 
  • Evaluate the available demographic information on older adults and its influence on policy formation. 
  • Discuss person-centred care for older persons in the acute care setting based on knowledge that reflects the unique characteristic, needs and responses for older people. 
  • Discuss and demonstrate an understanding of multiple co-morbidities and the older adult.

Programme Structure

Modules include: 
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Leadership - Clinical and Professional
  • Professional Critical Reflexivity and Competence
  • Contemporary Approaches in Gerontological Nursing
  • Specialist Gerontological Practice in the Acute Care Setting
  • Integrated Approaches to Care of the Older Person

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


100 ECTS



Academic requirements

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

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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