Postgraduate Diploma Blended

Neuroscience Nursing

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

12 months
6695 EUR/year
6695 EUR/year
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Neuroscience Nursing at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland offers suitably qualified nurses the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills in the exciting and often fascinating area of neurosciences.


Delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital, this one-year part-time programme offers you the opportunity to apply theory to practice during clinical placements in the areas of neuroscience intensive care, neuromedicine and neurosurgery.

Through this mix of clinical and classroom learning experiences, students will develop as critical and reflective practitioners with the clinical judgement, problem-solving, communication and team skills necessary to care for patients with complex neuroscience conditions.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Discuss the advanced nursing management of the neuroscience patient with altered respiratory and cardiovascular status.
  • Review and reflect upon the ongoing management and nursing interventions of patients with regard to the following neurological conditions: Cerebrovascular disorders; neuroendocrine disorders; traumatic head injury and intracranial pressure monitoring; and central nervous system infections.  
  • Discuss the ongoing management and nursing interventions of patients with specific chronic neurological disorders (e.g. multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis).
  • Discuss the interdisciplinary management of patients in the post-acute phase of a neuroscience illness.  
  • Discuss the concept of clinical learning environment learning.
  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical
  • Clinical Practicum - Advanced Reflection and Competence
  • Fundamental concepts of neuroscience nursing
  • Care of patients with acute, complex neuroscience conditions
  • Consolidating practice within the neuroscience setting

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



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

    6695 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6695 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6695 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6695 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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