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Proposed commencement date of next programme will be September, 2022, subject to sufficient number of applicants & available resources.  Application form will be available in March 2022 at this webpage.



The aim of the 90 credit blended learning Master of Science in Professional Nursing programme is to provide an accessible, innovative, flexible sustainable programme that will attract and retain nurses who will continue to work as nurses within an integrated health service. The programme will enhance professional practice, patient safety, and the education, administration and research capacity of the learner.

The graduates of the programme will develop an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and innovation to practice at a higher level of capability as independent, autonomous and expert nurses across the health care continuum.



Entry Requirements

  • Registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent NFQ Level 8 qualification in nursing or cognate discipline with a minimum 2.2 award classification

The programme will be delivered using a blended learning approach that combines online synchronous and asynchronous delivery and activities, with a number of modules that include face to face sessions. This means that the student can link into online classes remotely. It is anticipated that student will be required to attend classes for face to face session every four weeks. Live sessions can be recorded.

The Nursing Department at MTU offers two purpose built bright, open-plan Clinical Skills Laboratories, providing versatile spaces that can adapt to various skill/simulation scenario set-ups (link to Clinical Skills lab). The clinical skills teaching will consist of the inter-disciplinary team consisting of a network of clinical experts established through the development of undergraduate and practice based previous programmes.

Successful graduates should be capable of providing expert knowledge in shaping current and future changes in nursing and health care services and leaders in their designated fields.

Attainment of an MSc in Professional Nursing in today’s health care environment provides national and international recognition and eligibility to apply for higher level clinical, educational, leadership/management roles within healthcare organisations which are increasingly identifying job specifications with essential or desirable characteristics for the applicant to have attained a Master’s degree.


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Department of Nursing and Health Care Studies,
Solas Building,
North Campus,
Institute of Technology, Tralee.

Telephone No. 066 7191695 E-mail: email

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