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I would advise them to give it a go, it doesnít mean you have to work there long term. You must know how to speak a language other than your mother tongue reasonably well as a good proficiency is essential. Itís also important to know and understand the cultural diversity that makes up the European Union. Our internships are a great chance to come for a short period to determine where your interests lie and taste the experiences. Starting out your career path with the EU gives you a really good foundation of insider knowledge of how the EU works and is so useful professionally even if you donít plan on working there forever. It is also important for young Irish people to consider moving to countries that are not English speaking and working for the EU would be very useful to your long term career.
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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.

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DC217
Intellectual Disability 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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395*

2014 Points

395*

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Points History:

2013 - 395*
2012 - 395
2011 - 370*
2010 - 370*
2009 - 360
2008 - 300
2007 - 310
2006 - 310
2005 - 295
2004 - 285
2003 - 200
2002 - 280
2001 - 230

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Intellectual disability nurses work closely with people with an intellectual disability and their families throughout their lives, as assistants, practitioners, educators and facilitators. As members of an interdisciplinary team of therapists, clinicians, teachers and medical personnel, ID nurses work in a person-centred way to empower clients to achieve their life goals.

Students are trained in either St. Josephs Hospital, Clonsilla, Dublin 15, or St Josephs Learning Disability Services, Portrane.


 
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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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B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing course provides the pre-registration education you  needed to qualify as a general, psychiatric or intellectual disability nurse. When you graduate you will be awarded a 

B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing (General), 
B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing (Psychiatric) or
B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing (Intellectual Disability)
B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing (Children's & General)

You will then be eligible for professional registration with An Bord Altranais (Irish Nursing Board). Graduates in Nursing are eligible for entry to the professional register, meaning you are qualified for immediate employment in a wide variety of health care sectors. Career opportunities include: the community, schools, general practice and occupational health, as well as traditional hospitals and care facilities. In addition, career pathways have been established in clinical practice, management, education and research.

The Irish Nursing Qualification is recognised internationally, so you will also have the opportunity to travel and work abroad.



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