Postgraduate Diploma Blended

Perioperative Children's Nursing

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

12 months
6875 EUR/year
6875 EUR/year
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The degree in Perioperative Children's 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 peri-operative children’s nursing.


The Perioperative Children's Nursing programme at 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 at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland will provide you with the skills and knowledge to: 

  • Critically discuss the principles of peri-operative nursing and the care and management of the Paediatric patient and family in theatre during the peri-operative period. 
  • Identify the specific needs of children and their family undergoing surgery. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the preparation for a paediatric patient undergoing anaesthesia. Examine the nursing management of the child and family in the peri-operative environment. 
  • Appraise proficiency in the nursing management of the patient in the department encompassing the range of patient profiles, surgical management and age spectrum. 
  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the human body relating to anaesthetics and surgical intervention. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Leadership - Professional & Clinical
  • Clinical Practicum - Advanced Refection and Competence
  • Foundations of Children’s Peri-operative Nursing
  • Anaesthetic/Recovery Room Children’s Nursing
  • Children’s Surgical Modalities (optional module)
  • Advanced Anaesthetic/Recovery Room Children’s Nursing (optional module)

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 a registered nurse or midwife on the active register with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland, or the relevant regulatory body in your country of practice before commencing the programme.
  • Hold a level 8 degree* or international equivalent, demonstrated through a defined recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.
  • Meet the English Language Requirements

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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