The BSc (Hons) in 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:
Former MTU Kerry Campus nursing students have worked across Europe, and in America, Canada, Australia, Africa, Saudi Arabia and other middle-eastern countries.
"Why did you choose this course?
My career to date has predominately involved dealing with people through customer service. However I always felt that I wanted to do more, to help people at higher level. Having researched my options I felt that nursing would fulfil this need within me.
What attracted you to IT, Tralee?
I had been living in Laois but as part of a “grand plan” I decided to change careers and go back to college. We had family ties in Kerry and the reputation of the Nursing Department in IT, Tralee had a big bearing on our decision to relocate here."
Department of Nursing and Healthcare Sciences
Tel: + 353 (0)66 7191694
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