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DC215
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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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435*

2014 Points

435*

Change from 2013: 

-10

Points History:

2013 - 445
2012 - 440
2011 - 435*
2010 - 415
2009 - 415*
2008 - 365
2007 - 400
2006 - 370
2005 - 390
2004 - 380
2003 - 350
2002 - 350*
2001 - 345

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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 Beaumont Hospital and James Connolly Memorial Hospital.


 
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DC215 - General Nursing
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DC215 - 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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Leads to Career in Nursing. One year paid clinical placement part of the new degree course.



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