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Nursing

This General Nursing Course gives you the skills to provide nursing care in a wide variety of clinical settings. It emphasises the importance of working with other professions and planning individualised nursing care in partnership with patients. As with all nurse education programmes, our focus is on caring, communication and understanding the patient’s experience of health and illness.

Over the course of the four year programme, you develop a range of skills, including professional/ethical practice; holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge; interpersonal relationships; organisation and management of care; and personal and professional development. Nursing offers exciting opportunities to develop valuable specialist knowledge, and skills that are in demand both nationally and internationally.

This nursing course consists of 76 weeks of classroom-based theory and practical learning, interspersed with 81 weeks of clinical placements. Nursing students complete their programme with a 36 week continuous internship rostered placement. Clinical practice can take place locally including counties Kerry and West Cork, as well as internationally and encompasses a very broad range of clinical settings, including general medical and surgical nursing, accident and emergency, outpatients, operating theatre and nursing children - among others.

Our nursing programmes are taught in the purpose-built Sólás building at the North Campus. This state-of-the art facility has technology enhanced classrooms, lecture halls, practical skills laboratories and computer suites. Our partnership with the HSE and Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee offers students a wide range of exciting clinical placement facilities. Throughout this nursing course, you will get great support from the University and from clinical staff, both in the classroom and on placement.

Skills developed over the four year course include: Professional/ethical practice, holistic approaches to care and the integration of knowledge, interpersonal relationships, organisation of management of care, personal and professional development.

Nursing offers exciting opportunities to develop valuable specialist knowledge and skills that are in demand both nationally and internationally. Registered general nurses can develop career pathways in a number of ways, including:

  • Clinical practice: specialisation in a wide range of clinical practice areas, e.g. Cardiology, Intensive Care, Palliative Care, Public Health Nursing and many more
  • Management: progression in nursing and health care management structures
  • Research: joining the fast developing field of nursing and health care research
  • Education: opportunities to become a lecturer in a third level or health care institution

Former IT, Tralee nursing students have worked across Europe, and in America, Canada, Australia, Africa, Saudi Arabia and other middle-eastern countries.

This course is of 4 years duration and consists of 76 weeks of classroom-based theory and practical learning interspersed with 81 weeks of clinical placements. A thirty-six week continuous rostered clinical placement is included. Clinical placement includes:

  • Medical Nursing General/Specialist
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Surgical Nursing General/Specialist
  • Primary Care/Community
  • Accident and Emergency and Outpatients
  • Operating Theatre
  • Child Care and Paediatrics
  • Maternity Care
  • Mental Health Nursing

Students go on nursing placements in Tralee, Bantry, Killarney, Caherciveen, Rathmore and many other sites. International placements are also available.

The University's nursing courses are taught in the purpose-built Sólás building at the North Campus. This state-of-the-art facility has technology enhanced classrooms, lecture halls and practical skills laboratories, interpersonal skills and computer suites. Our partnership with the Health Service Executive and Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee offers students a wide range of exciting clinical placement facilities.

 

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Department of Nursing and Healthcare Sciences
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