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Advanced Practice (Nursing)

24 months
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3600 EUR/year
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About

This 1-year Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Advanced Practice (Nursing) full time programme at Munster Technological University will be offered to nurses working in practice placement, who already hold a Master’s degree qualification in Nursing.

Overview

On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Advanced Practice (Nursing) full time programme at Munster Technological University , the nurse will be eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland for registration as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) and as a Registered Nurse Prescriber.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Advanced Practice (Nursing) programme is offered to nurses working in practice placement, who already hold a Master’s degree qualification in Nursing. The programme uses a blended learning approach that combines online synchronous and asynchronous delivery and activities, with a number of modules that include face to face sessions. This means that the student can link into online classes remotely. It is anticipated that student will be required to attend classes for face to face session every four weeks. Live sessions will be recorded.

In advance of the commencement of the programme, there will be face-to-face induction and orientation sessions. This will provide an opportunity for the learners to be facilitated with training and education in the use of asynchronous and synchronous learning platforms.

This programme provides students with an opportunity to avail of an optional module in Prescription of Ionising Radiation. On successful completion of the programme, the nurse will be eligible to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland for registration as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) and as a Registered Nurse Prescriber.

What are my career opportunities

Attainment of an MSc Advanced Practice (Nursing) in today’s health care environment provides national and international recognition and eligibility to apply for higher level clinical, educational, leadership/management roles within healthcare organisations which are increasingly identifying job specifications with essential or desirable characteristics for the applicant to have attained a Master’s degree.

Upon graduation, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner can provide a full episode of care for a patient; assessing, caring out an intervention, prescribing medication and discharging.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners are also delivering services to older people in the community, resulting in a better patient experience and removing the need to present at an emergency department.

The following practice placements are an example of the type of sites available for Advanced Nurse Practitioners:

  • Primary Care
  • Public Health and Community Nurses
  • Palliative Care
  • GP Practices
  • Community Hospitals
  • Acute Hospital Sites: Emergency Department
  • Mental Health Nursing sites: Acute/Specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Comprehensive Health Assessment
  • Clinical Practice for Nurse and Midwife Prescribing
  • Fundamentals of Pharmacology and Prescribing for Nurses
  • Leadership and Clinical Decision Making for Advanced Practice
  • Advanced Practice Placement

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must hold a minimum Level 8 (Honours) Degree or a recognized equivalent qualification within the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
  • Required to work in the specialist area of advanced practice.
  • Required to have a letter of support from Director of Nursing or equivalent

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7200 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7200 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 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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Advanced Practice (Nursing)
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