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BSc in Nursing Studies is a 30 week part time level 8 course in Waterford Institute Technology.

There are two entry routes to achieve the BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies (Level 8) depending on your previous academic qualifications. Applicants can gain entry either directly or through the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) route. The RPL route set out below is for candidates who do not currently meet the requirements for direct entry.


RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) entry route to Level 8

This course is aimed at the nurse who qualified at certificate level and who wishes to develop their knowledge base to enhance practice development. It provides an opportunity for the individual to reflect and record the contribution they give to nursing, to record their development in a structured format demonstrating achievements and professionals goals, to develop writing skills and extend their knowledge base to prepare for entry to further academic courses. There are 4 modules at 15 credits each to complete.

Delivery Subject to agreed contact hours
Qualification Entry to Level 8
Cost On application
Closing Date Online application not available. Please see contact details below for further information.

An application pack is available from Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, WIT


Level 8:  BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies

The BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies is aimed at qualified nurses who seek a primary degree at honours level. The BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies is aimed at registered nurses who have a diploma or equivalent award. The course comprises six 10-credit modules, i.e. 60 credits (Level 8). Students must complete five mandatory modules and one elective.

Delivery  30 weeks
Qualification BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies (Level 8)
Cost €2,500. International Students Price on application
Closing Date Online application not available. Please see contact details below for further information.

An application pack is available from Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, WIT

Further information Breda Walsh, Administrator, Tel. 051 845567 or Email bawalsh@wit.ie or Dr. Patricia Chesser-Smyth, Course Leader, Tel 051 845560 or Email pchesser-smyth@wit.ie

RPL –  MODULES

• Developing your portfolio

• Study Skills

• Exploring Nursing Practice

• Professional role of the nurse

LEVEL 8 – MODULES

Mandatory Modules                                                           

  • Applying Evidenced Based Practice
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Communication in Practice
  • Professional Values and Caring
  • Leading in Clinical Practice

Electives (choose one)

  • Preceptorship
  • Health Promotion in Clinical Practice
  • Political and Legal Aspects of nursing
  • Telehealth nursing

RPL –  Entry Requirements 

  •  Basic IT skills.
  • Must be registered as a nurse on any part of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais
  • Students with previous experience can apply for exemptions for part of the course through our RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) policy. Please see more information on Entry Requirements in the Student Information section
  • Currently employed in health/social care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week

Level 8 – Entry Requirements

  • Registered as a nurse on any part of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais
  • Completion of Level 7 or Diploma of Higher Education in nursing or equivalent
  • Previous credits at Level 8 or equivalent can be considered through RPL
  • Currently employed in a health/social care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week

Progression/ Employment Opportunities

Graduates may apply for positions at staff nurse grade within the Irish healthcare sector. Universally Irish nurses are highly regarded in other countries thus enhancing workopportunities. Graduates who wish to pursue a career in specialist nursing can apply for Higher Diploma courses/MSc in areas such as gerontology, coronary care, peri-operative care, paediatric nursing, maternal and child health and accident and emergency nursing. Alternatively, graduates may choose to pursue advanced studies in nursing education or nursing management.

Course Leader(s)

Dr. Patricia Chesser-Smyth

Phone: +353 51 845560
Email: pchesser-smyth@wit.ie


Click the following link for more information:-

http://www.wit.ie/courses/school/health_sciences/department_of_nursing/bsc_hons_nursing_studies

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  • Course Length 30 weeks
  • Start date see above

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