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Intellectual Disability Nursing - Mature

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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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2014 Points

143*

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-367

Points History:

2013 - 510#
2012 - #210
2011 - #202*
2010 - #150
2009 - #131
2008 - #130
2007 - 139
2006 - 139*#
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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.

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


 
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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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