Postgraduate Diploma Blended

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

12 months
6875 EUR/year
6875 EUR/year
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland will prepare you to exercise an advanced level of clinical judgment and practice – beyond what is required of a registered general nurse (RGN) – in your specialist area of neonatal intensive care.


The programme aims to assist you in taking a leading role in advancing and developing nursing and midwifery in this area, and effecting policy change in professional practice and health service provision.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing programme at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is delivered part-time over one-year; with an option to complete the programme over a period of up to three years if necessary.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate advanced new-born resuscitation techniques.
  • Compare and critically evaluate the management and nursing care (in relation to the pathophysiologies studied) provided for the ill term neonate, and underpin practice with relevant research.
  • Evaluate the immediate nursing care required and long-term management that neonates with specific congenital anomalies may require.
  • Relate the birth of an infant with a congenital anomaly to the impact on the infant’s family and explore ways in which a supportive environment can be created within a neonatal unit.
  • Critically assess, plan, implement and evaluate care of the sick preterm infant.
  • Explore how preterm birth affects an infant's adaptation from the intra-uterine to the extra-uterine environment.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical
  • Clinical Practicum - Advanced Reflection and Competence
  • Nursing care of the ill Term Infant
  • Nursing care of the Infant with a Congenital Anomaly and the Bereavement Process
  • Nursing Care of the Pre-Term Infant

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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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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