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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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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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410 *

2015 Points

410

* Not all on this points score were offered places

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-10

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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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GA880 - General Nursing (Castlebar)
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GA880 - General Nursing (Castlebar)
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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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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support

Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC/QQI 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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