BSc (Hons) in General Nursing – ETB Cork to MTU Kerry
The general nursing programme will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and aptitude to provide nursing care in a variety of general settings. It emphasises the importance of working with other professions and planning individualised nursing care in partnership with patients. Our focus is on caring, communication and understanding the patient’s experience of health and illness.
Over the years you will learn about 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.
Incorporating the Level 5 Nursing Studies with the BSc (Hons) General Nursing will give learners the opportunity to start their preparation for the General Nursing degree programmes in the FE sector leading to seamless transition to the third level college. Students will spend the first year of this programme in their local ETB in Cork and on successful completion will undertake their four-year Nursing programme at MTU Kerry.
Provider Locations and Structure
Year 1 – Cork Education and Training Board – Cork College of FET – Morrison Island Campus.
Years 2-5 Department of Nursing and Healthcare Sciences, Munster Technological University, Kerry Campus, Sólás Nursing Building, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Course Content – for all years
Year 1 – Level 5 Award – FE
Content – for all years
|Human Growth & Development
|Anatomy & Physiology
|Nursing Theory & Practice
|Infection Prevention & Control
|Care of the Older Person
Year 2 – MTU
|Learning at Third Level
|Professionalism in Nursing Practice
|Health and Wellbeing
|Skills For Safe Practice
|Developing Competency in General Nursing Practice 1
|Principles of General Nursing Care 1
|Caring in Context
|The Sociology and Psychology of Health and Illness
|Developing Competency in General Nursing Practice 2
Year 3 – MTU
|Introduction to Health Informatics
|Developing Competency in General Nursing Practice 3
|Principles of General Nursing Care 2
|Fundamentals of Nursing Knowledge and Research
|Compassion and Integrity in Caring
|Therapeutic Relationships and Interventions
|Developing Competency in General Nursing Practice 4
|Principles of General Nursing Care 3
|Inter-Professional Education and Collaborative Practice
Year 4 – MTU
|Developing Competency in General Nursing Practice 5
|Principles of General Nursing Care 4
|Law and Ethics for Practice
|Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions
|Enabling Positive Ageing
|Principles for Nursing Care 5: Applied Pharmacology for General Nursing
|Nursing Research Methodology
Year 5 – MTU
|Safety Quality Accountability
|Leadership and Management
|Principles of Nursing Care 6: Clinical Decision Making
|Research for Evidence Based Nursing
|Developing Competency in General Nursing Practice 6
|Applied Nursing Research
Accreditation and Embedded Awards
- QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies (5M4349).
- TL_NHSGN_C – Higher Certificate in Science in Health Studies (General), 120 credits (Stages 1 and 2 successfully completed)
- TL_NHSGN_D – Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (General), 180 credits (Stages 1, 2 and 3 successfully completed)
- MT926 BSc (Hons) General Nursing, 240 credits (Stages 1,2, 3 and 4 successfully completed)
Planned intake (number of places)
Entry requirements and eligibility
Leaving Certificate with five subjects at grade O6; LCVP including maths or a distinction in Leaving Certificate Applied
QQI Level 4 award with a minimum of a merit grade
Mature applicants – (aged 22 on or before 1st January of the course commencement year). These applicants do not have to meet the minimum entry requirements listed here and are considered on an individual basis (previous education, work experience, and demonstration of competence to undertake the programme)
An applicant who is a minimum of 17 years of age with at least 2 years post Junior Certificate relevant experience. All applicants must demonstrate that they would qualify for the special rate of maintenance grant under the Student Grant Scheme (SUSI) and/or are in receipt of a Department of Social Protection (DSP) long-term means-tested social welfare payment and/or be from one or more of the priority groups or from any priority group identified as part of the next National Access Plan (2022-2028). CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English.
- Self-declared medical statement signed by their GP
- Personal Statement
- Garda Vetting
This course requires students to be Garda vetted. Prospective students should also be aware that some aspects of this course are physically demanding and should satisfy themselves that they are physically fit enough to undertake it. All applicants will undergo a processing stage during which further information will be gathered in relation to their application.
Learner’s Desirable competencies and experience
Learners interested in undertaking this course should want to be part of an active and changing dynamic environment. They should, enjoy working with others and value caring for people. In addition, learners should have excellent communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
- MSc Nursing
- MSc Professional Nursing
- MSc Advanced Practice Nursing
Gobnait Burke/Kathy Bradley
FET-HE Programme Development Coordinators