Nursing Studies

Course Description


This programme will enable the student to develop the knowledge and skills required to pursue higher education studies in nursing and related areas. Successful graduates also have the opportunity to gain employment in the nursing home sector.  


Course Content

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Biology
  • Nutrition
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Communications
  • Work Experience 

Please note that the combination of components outlined above may be subject to revision.

First Aid and Manual Handling Training is provided.



QQI Nursing Studies Award: 5M4349

Progression / Employment

Students will be eligible for employment in a wide range of care settings.  Students may be eligible to apply for programmes, including Nursing to Third Level Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.  Click here Nursing Studies 5M4349 to see the range of progression options available to Nursing Studies graduates.

Entry Requirements

Ordinary Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied. All applicants must have two written references and are subject to interview. Applications are welcome from mature students with relevant experience.

Applicants will be asked for copy EU Passport or GNIB card or Irish Residence Permit or Labour Market Permission letter

For applicants whose first language is not English, evidence of English language proficiency may be required.  If appropriate, Whitehall College of Further Education will conduct an English language assessment.

Garda Vetting Application Form will be completed at registration in September.

Parent/Guardian consent form (for students who are under 18) will be completed at registration in September.