This course in Nursing Studies - Maternity Care is suitable for students who are considering a career in midwifery and/or nursing.

Nursing Studies - Maternity Care

Course Fees


The purpose of the Nursing Studies -Maternity Care course is to provide students with a clear understanding of the academic requirements, personal qualities and charac­teristics necessary for a successful career in midwifery. Students will acquire knowl­edge between and/or skill and 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 - Maternity Care course com­bines a wide range of modules designed to give students an overview of topics required for midwifery and 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 caring career in either midwifery or nursing.

About This Course

Course Content

Anatomy and Physiology                                          


Human Growth and Development                     

Care Provision and Practice                                 

Research and Study Skills                                    

Infection Prevention and Control

Maternity Care Support


Nursing Theory and Practice

Work Experience  

Entry Requirements

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.

Further Study

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 and the UK. Gradu­ates of this course in Nursing Studies- Maternity Care have been successful in gaining entry to nurse and midwifery 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.

Career Opportunities

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.


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