12 months
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6875 EUR/year
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About

The Postgraduate Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing at 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 ophthalmology.

Overview

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

Once you have successfully completed this postgraduate diploma you may decide to progress to Year 2 of the Masters in Science (MSc) Nursing, in your chosen specialist area.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of standard and specialised ophthalmic skills (where applicable) in relation to nursing practice/management of patients suffering from anterior ocular segment conditions. 
  • Discuss and demonstrate an understanding of clinically applied anatomy and physiology of the cornea, aqueous system, uveal tract and lens. 
  • Evaluate, recognise and explain the common symptomatology of the pathology of the aforementioned ocular structures. 
  • Discuss and identify and explain the diagnostic investigations relevant to disorders affecting the aforementioned ocular structures. 
  • Discuss, identify and explain the diagnostic investigations relevant to disorders affecting the aforementioned ocular structures. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical
  • Clinical Practicum - Advanced Refection and Competence
  • Nursing Practice/Management of Patients suffering from Anterior Ocular Segment Conditions
  • Nursing Practice/Management of Patients suffering from Posterior Ocular Segment Conditions
  • Nursing Practice/Management of Patients suffering from External Ocular Conditions

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

Blended

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.

Funding

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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