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DN451
Childrens and General Nursing (Integrated)

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Nursing involves providing professional care for people who are ill or unable to look after themselves. This may be the degree for you if you are drawn towards helping adults and chuildren and making a difference to their lives while they are ill. If you are empathetic, resilient, reliable, a good communicator, with an ability to solve problems you are an ideal candidate for this career.

You will study the theory and practice of nursing with academic lectures, workshops and tutorials taking place in Belfield and professional clinical placements primarily in Our Lady's Children's Hospital, St Vincent's Healthcare Group and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital.

Completing the degree qualifies you both as a Registered Children's Nurse and a Registered General Nurse.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support

Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification which must include: 
D20001 or 5N0749
D20012 or 5N4325
D20032 or 5N1279 or C20006 or 5N2746

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There is an opportunity for students to study abroad for a semester in a choice of European locations.

Completing the degree qualifies you both as a Registered Children's Nurse and a Registered General Nurse.

Besides clinical pratice graduates also work in professional roles in education, research and mangement.

A graduate of nursing or midwifery from UCD has the ability to travel throughout Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.



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