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Possibly useful qualities/interests:

A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.

An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.

A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.

Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.

Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.

Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.

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Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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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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420

2014 Points

420

Change from 2013: 

15

Points History:

2013 - 405*
2012 - 405
2011 - 400*
2010 - 400*
2009 - 390*
2008 - 350
2007 - 350
2006 - 365
2005 - 370
2004 - 400
2003 - 355
2002 - 330
2001 - 355

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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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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 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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