Nursing Studies is suitable for students who are considering a career in all aspects of nursing and caring.
The purpose of the Nursing Studies course is to provide students with a clear understanding of the academic requirements and personal qualities and characteristics necessary for a successful career in nursing. Students will acquire the knowledge in and/or skill or competence to work under supervision in a variety of health care settings and or to progress to further and or higher education training. The Nursing Studies course combines a wide range of modules designed to give students an overview of topics required for nursing, with a work placement element, which students arrange in a health care setting of their choice. Students are provided with a unique insight into the diversity of a career in nursing and caring. The course in Nursing Studies also prepares students for degree courses, interviews and career progression.
About This Course
Anatomy and Physiology
Infection Prevention and Control
Care Provision and Practice
Human Growth and Development
Nursing Theory and Practice
Understanding Mental Health
Research and Study Skills
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.
At Cavan Institute:
Graduates are eligible to progress to the level 6 Health Services Supervisory Management course.
A full QQI award in Nursing Studies is now recognised as an entry route into nurse training in Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland. Graduates of this course have been successful in gaining entry to nurse training in Ireland and the UK. In addition to the opportunities for training in Irish Universities, Cavan Institute has contact with UK-based universities and supports students with the UCAS application process.
Students will be eligible to apply for employment in a variety of health care settings including nursing homes, home/domiciliary care, hospitals, residential care settings and day care centres. Students may also progress to further and or higher education training in a variety of specialities, including but not restricted to nursing, social care, childcare and education. A large percentage of our students progress to degrees in Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland and also the UK Universities through the UCAS application system.
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies
PHECC Cardiac First Response Advanced Training with Basic Life Support (CFR-A)
Patient Moving and Manual Handling
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