Nursing offers exciting opportunities to develop valuable specialist knowledge and skills that are in demand both nationally and internationally.
Registered Psychiatric Nurses can develop career pathways in a number of ways, including:
Clinical practice: specialisation in a wide range of clinical practice areas, e.g. forensic psychiatry, community psychiatric nursing, counselling, etc;
Management: progression in nursing and health care management structures
Research: joining the fast developing field of nursing and health care research
Education: becoming lecturers in nursing in third level or health care institutions
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 placement is included.
Clinical placements include:
Students go on nursing placements in Tralee, Dingle, Killarney, Caherciveen, Rathmore and many other sites. International placements are also available.
The Institute'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.
Opportunities to collaborate with other students from health and social care are available through the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education.