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GA880
General Nursing (Castlebar)

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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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4 Years
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410 *

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410

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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 Galway University Hospital.


 
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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 QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of 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 are entitled to entry to the professional register of General Nurses maintained by An Bord Altranais and Chnáimhseachais na hÉireann. You will be able to apply for positions at staff nurse grade in the Irish healthcare sector.

As a registered general nurse you will also be able to travel abroad and work as a general nurse anywhere in the world. Check out the information booklet “Nursing, a career for you” available from ncc@nursingboard.ie



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