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I would say to knuckle down and achieve the best results possible in the Leaving Certificate. Then I would suggest availing of any college courses on offer bearing in mind that there is ample time to make career choices. Carry out your own enquiries and see what exactly is on offer.

Do not join An Garda Síochána to become a Detective - this takes time and one must demonstrate a propensity for crime work before being appointed a Detective. There are other career opportunities within this organisation so it’s important to have an open mind.

Obtain or stay in employment while waiting to be called for medicals and other tests. All work provides life experience and opportunities. My first job equipped me in the areas of social skills and personnel management. Don't drift and take the easy option. Make a decision, set the bar high and go for it.

It is a very rewarding job that I particularly enjoy and derive great job satisfaction from. Confidence, social skills and the ability to network are important.
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Course Code:
TR092
Title:
General Nursing - Mature - Meath and St. James
College:
TCD
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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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 St. James Hospital. This is for mature students only; students who are aged 23 or over on the first of January on the year of application.

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2013 Points

560#

Change from 2012: 

333

History:

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2011 - #221*
2010 - #166*
2009 - #160
2008 - #158
2007 - 157
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Liam Dowling 1
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Liam is a qualified Nurse (CNM2) in the area of Intellectual Disability. He chose to change his career path from that of a qualified Butcher to Intellectual Disability Nursing in his early twenties, and completed a Degree programme. He now works in St Michael's house with people that have severe and  profound intellectual disabilities.
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