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|Course Code(s):||5M4349 NS|
|QQI Award Code:||5M4349 Nursing Studies|
|Course Code||5M4349 NS|
|QQI Award Code||5M4349 Nursing Studies|
This course is a one-year introduction to the theory and practice of public and community health which serves as a foundation for those who wish to pursue a career in the nursing profession. Students undertaking this course can also apply for training positions in General, Psychiatric, Intellectual Disability and Children's Nursing.
Students can progress to other degree courses in IT colleges or universities through the Higher Education Links Scheme or enter direct employment in areas such as a carer in a nursing home or other assisted residential setting.
What will you Study?
Anatomy and Physiology
Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Care Skills 5N2270
Care Support 5N0758
Human Growth and Development 5N1297
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.
This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.
To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:
|CAO with Any QQI Major Award|
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To calculate Points based on your QQI award results, use the PLC Points Calculator.
College Website Course Page
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)Qualifax Course Page
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