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DC218
Childrens and General Nursing (Integrated)

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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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4 Years
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475*

2014 Points

475*

Change from 2013: 

-10

Points History:

2013 - 485*
2012 - 495
2011 - 480*
2010 - 460*
2009 - 465*
2008 - 430
2007 - 490
2006 - 430
2005 -
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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 the Childrens University Hospital, and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.


 
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

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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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The B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing course provides you with the pre-registration education you will need to qualify as a general, children's and general, psychiatric or intellectual disability nurse.



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