Nursing Studies 5M4349
Links to third level from Nursing Studies 5M4349
The following Irish universities accept QQI students with full awards into nursing programmes. They state a minimum of 5 distinctions to include:
Anatomy & Physiology
Introduction to Nursing
Human Growth & Development or Biology
In reality 8 distinctions is the level at which they have taken students in the past as they only reserve 10% of places for QQI applicants.
- Athlone IT
- Trinity College
- Dundalk IT
- Galway/Mayo IT
- IT Tralee
- Letterkenny IT
- NUI Galway
- St Angela’s college
- University of Limerick
- Waterford IT
- Trinity College
Applications for these courses are made through the CAO (www.cao.ie) before February 1st 2017.
Mature students (23 years or older on 1/1/2017) can also apply for these courses by the same closing date. Aptitude tests will determine if you will be offered a place. You must also register on www.publicjobs.ie and apply for the aptitude test from 2/2/17 -22/2/17. Mature students do not need to give information requested in Special Category Section F, unless they have also applied for non-nursing courses.
As all nursing degrees are at level 8, it is a good idea for all students to apply for non nursing courses at level 6/7.
Non Nursing courses linked to your course include:
DT 571 Social Care Level 8 (Min 5 Distinctions)
DT 572 Early Childhood Education Level 8 (Min 5 Distinctions)
DT 425 Pharmacy Technician Level 6
BN 011 Applied Social Studies Level 7
BN 107 Applied Social Studies Level 8 Minimum 3 Distinctions
BN 025 Community & Youth Development Level 7
BN 115 Community & Youth Development Level 8 Minimum 3 Distinctions
BN 111 Sports Management & Coaching Level 8 Minimum 3 Distinctions
DC 209 Health & Society Level 8 Minimum 5 Distinctions
DC 235 Education & Training Level 8 Minimum 5 Distinctions to include 3 of the following: Communications, Work Experience, Anatomy & Physiology, Care Provision and Practice, Introduction to Nursing, Human Growth & Development and Safety & Health at Work.
MH 101 Arts Level 8 (Min 5 Distinctions)
MH 107 Social Science (Min 5 Distinctions)
MH 108 European Studies (Min 5 Distinctions)
MH 116 Community & Youth Work (Min 5 Distinctions) + Attend an interview
TA 025 Social Care Practice Level 8
Nurse Training in the UK:
You may also wish to consider applying for nursing in the UK. Look up www.ucas.co.uk, and enter nursing in a course search. Choose a branch of nursing and then a university. Information on fees is ever changing at the moment & students will need to contact each college to enquire about this. Apply through the ucas website before January 15th 2017. The application form is quite detailed so leave plenty of time to fill it in and obtain the required reference from your course tutor. Spend time writing your personal statement which along with your results will determine if you are offered a place.