Nursing Studies / Pre Nursing

Code: 5M4349 

Duration: 1 year


This course will be of interest to students who intend to pursue a career in Nursing. Students receive a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of nursing from essential nursing practices to specialised care. Development of practical skills and personal qualities is emphasised to equip students for further studies in nursing. Students will be given an opportunity to observe and participate in direct nursing care as part of the work Experience module. This course is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced Nurse Tutor. Emphasis is placed on specialist clinical modules.

Course content

A selection of modules is offered from the following

  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Communication
  • Work experience
  • Palliative Care Support
  • Nutrition
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Care Skills
  • Infection Prevention and Control

Entry requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied. These entry requirements may be waived in some instances, particularly to those with relevant experience. Applicants will be interviewed.


  • QQI Level 5 Nursing Studies

  • Occupational First Aid

  • Patient Moving and Handling

Course Fees

An administration charge of €150. Exam fees subject to exemption.


Students may progress to further study of General Nursing, Mental Health Nursing or Intellectual Disabilities Nursing in many Universities or Institutes of Technology. Refer to the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). Employment opportunities include work as a Healthcare Assistant in a variety of Healthcare facilities.

Ms. Claire O'Shea

Course Coordinator



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