12 months
6875 EUR/year
6875 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Renal Nursing at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is designed to equip students with the theory and skills necessary to provide evidenced-based, quality care to patients with renal/urological disorders in today’s challenging healthcare environment.


Delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital, this one-year part-time programme allows you to explore a range of clinical and theoretical issues, whilst also fostering the skills necessary to function as team leaders and clinical resources to peers.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Explore the aetiology and pathophysiology of renal disorders and their physiological effects on other body systems. 
  • Evaluate the holistic assessment of the patient presenting with a diagnosis of renal disease. 
  • Demonstrate awareness of the holistic nursing care and management of the renal patient receiving renal replacement therapies. 
  • Explore the complications associated with renal replacement therapies including their management and prevention. 
  • Appraise the effects and side-effects of immunosuppressive therapy and their relationship to the long term management of the renal transplant recipient. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Leadership – Professional & Clinical
  • Clinical Practicum - Advanced Refection and Competence
  • Care of the Nephrology Patient
  • Care of the Renal Transplant Patient
  • Care of the Patient receiving Renal Replacement Therapy – or – Care of the Urology Patient

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines





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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