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AS110
General Nursing

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
Duration of course
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410

2014 Points

410

Change from 2013: 

5

Points History:

2013 - 405*
2012 - 415*
2011 - 400
2010 - 395*
2009 - 385*
2008 - 355*
2007 - 350
2006 - 360
2005 - 360*
2004 - 360*
2003 - 345*
2002 - 340*
2001 - 370

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Nursing involves providing professional care for people who are ill or unable to look after themselves.

This course is based in Sligo General Hospital.


 
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AS110 - General Nursing
St. Angelas College Sligo

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AS110 - General Nursing
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include:

  • D20001 or 5N0749
  • D20012 or 5N4325
  • D20032 or 5N1279 or C20006 or 5N2746


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Graduates will be able to register as General Nurse with An Bord Altranais. One year paid clinical placement part of course.



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