M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip. On Campus

Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing

12 months
20718 EUR/year
10346 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing programme of Trinity College Dublin is to provide a solid academic base to the understanding and development of nursing practice in the area of child health and illness.


Course Description

The Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing programme of Trinity College Dublin will strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes of the participants, thus enabling them to fulfill their highest potential in the personal, professional and practice arena of children's health. 

The course will provide advanced study in research methods, the theoretical and practical aspects of management, clinical practice and leadership and child health perspectives as well as contemporary issues in child health and wellbeing. It is anticipated that graduates of this course, in applying their learning, will be enabled to promote and develop excellence in children's illness, child health and wellbeing in primary, secondary and tertiary health care services. 

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and critically analyse alternative philosophies, perspectives and approaches that inform best practice in children's health and wellbeing
  • Discuss the national and international context of child health and wellbeing
  • Identify and discuss the contemporary challenges in health and wellbeing for children within an Irish context
  • Critically discuss the development and delivery of high quality effective services to promote the physical, social, financial and emotional needs of children and their families
  • Utilise their professional expertise care provision for children and their families through the application of enhanced knowledge, reflective skills and research-based evidence
  • Differentiate the distinct contribution of team members in an interprofessional models of care including ambulatory and community care delivery to children and their families
  • Critically appraise research evidence underpinning child health and wellbeing practices and theoretical frameworks
  • Identify, plan, design and undertake a research study relevant to your area of practice
  • Identify, lead, conduct, disseminate and evaluate research which advances excellence in children's health care practice in local, national/international contexts
  • Contribute to local, national and international policy development and its translation into practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Child Health and Wellbeing
  • Child Health Provision in the Community
  • Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance
  • Advancing the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Health Care
  • Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, or in the case of international applicants for theory only strands, be registered as a professional nurse who is entitled to practice as a qualified or registered nurse in their own country.
  • Contact details of 2 academic  referees
  • Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses
  • Copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses
  • All applicants to the School of Nursing and Midwifery whose first language is not English or who have not been educated through the medium of English must present qualifications in the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20718 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20718 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10346 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10346 EUR per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • EU/EEA: 5,614 EUR
  • Non-EU/EEA: 11,227 EUR

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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