Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Childrens Nursing

12 months
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The Childrens Nursing programme of Trinity College Dublin aims to develop and expand knowledge, skills and attitudes in nurses towards infants, children and their parents and family, as a unit in society.


Course Description

The Childrens Nursing programme of Trinity College Dublin is designed to equip nurses to deliver primary health care, acute, rehabilitative and palliative care as required and to foster the process of continuing education and research in paediatric nursing practice. Students must be registered, or be eligible to register, in one of the three disciplines in nursing- general, psychiatry, intellectual disability nursing and 6 months post registration experience since initial registration is required. Students must have a Diploma in Nursing, or a TCD access to Nursing programme or a Degree in Nursing.

Programme Structure

The purpose of the course is to enable students to develop essential nursing knowledge, skills and values necessary to care for and support children, young people and their families to the highest professional standards across the health care continuum in all healthcare settings.

Five theory modules are as follows:

  • Fundamental Concepts of Children’s and Young People’s Nursing
  • Evidence Based Nursing Care of Children, Young People and Families in Illness
  • Contemporary Evidence and Research for Children, Young People and their families
  • Evidence Based Approaches to Adolescent Health in Young People’s Nursing
  • Evidence Based Approaches to Health, Well-being and Care in Children’s Nursing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

Nurses applying for the programme must satisfy the following entry criteria:

  • Be on at least one of the following divisions of the register as held by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland: General Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing and Intellectual Disability Nursing.
  • Be on the active register as held by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
  • Have at least six months of full-time post-registration clinical nursing experience.
  • Have relevant academic qualifications which satisfy admission requirements for the programme.
  • Have Garda Clearance for working with children and adolescent.

Tuition Fee


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.


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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