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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing in General Nursing

Programme Purpose

The programme is for persons who wish to become a General Nurse. It is designed particularly with the more mature learner in mind and/or those who have pursued QQI awarded Level 5 qualifications in nursing. Potential learners will be persons with a caring disposition, who recognise that “Nursing [is a] demanding profession, both physically and emotionally. A successful applicant must be of good mental and physical health and have the ability to achieve the required competences of a nurse” (NMBI 2017). School leavers are welcome to apply and like all applicants will be required to demonstrate at interview and aptitude test the potential to able to make a commitment to an intense, focussed, blended learning nursing programme. Learners will attend face-to-face classes, classes in an online environment, clinical skills sessions and work placements and do so over 3.4 calendar years. The workload will be distributed over 4 stages. Clinical placements in hospitals and other associated healthcare providers will commence in the early stage of the programme and be across a range of public and private settings. Learners will be fully supported to either return to the educational environment or continue their studies, by being consciously led through academic modules which in the initial stages involve a higher level of student face to face contact time. As the learner grows in confidence and independence they will work more in the VLE and undertake greater amounts of independent study. On successful completion of the programme graduates will obtain a BSc (Honours) in Nursing in General Nursing and be eligible to register as a General Nurse with the NMBI.

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Dublin City

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Centres offering Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing in General Nursing




Hibernia College

Block B, The Merrion Centre, Merrion Road, Dublin 4, D04 H2R3