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Course Code:
DC218
Title:
Childrens and General Nursing (Integrated)
College:
DCU
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 the Childrens University Hospital, and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.



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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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2013 Points

485*

Change from 2012: 

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History: 2012 - 495
2011 - 480*
2010 - 460*
2009 - 465*
2008 - 430
2007 - 490
2006 - 430
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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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