FAQ – Nursing

How much does the course cost?2022-12-14T12:17:39+00:00

The course fees are €300 (€250 if you have a medical card). There are additional costs for vaccinations, textbooks and kits which are approx. €250.

Are you eligible for the course with Leaving Cert Applied?2022-12-09T11:55:45+00:00

No, the criteria includes a minimum of O6 grades in the Leaving Cert.

Can one secure employment from this course?2022-04-11T21:06:36+01:00

Yes, you can secure employment in nursing homes, hospitals, the private homecare sector and work in intellectual disability environments, but students primarily use this course for progressions. Check out our Healthcare Assistant course if you are looking for employment within the healthcare sector..

Will I do work experience as part of the course?2022-12-14T12:18:21+00:00

Yes, you will complete a four week block of work placement (150 hours). You can source your own placement, or you can apply to the college for a placement in a variety of acute settings e.g. CUH, Mercy University Hospital, Mater Private Hospital etc.

Is there a timetable for the course?2022-04-11T21:09:17+01:00

Timetables are available from September.

Can you progress onto a nursing degree programme from this course?2022-04-11T21:11:37+01:00

Yes, you can progress onto all nursing degree programmes in Ireland and England, Wales, and Scotland. For further information please see https://morrisonsislandcampus.ie/progressions/ for specific entry criteria.

Do I require Garda vetting for this course?2022-12-14T12:18:52+00:00

Yes, Garda vetting is required as you will be working with vulnerable persons on your placement. The Garda vetting process will be completed in September with the assistance of the college Garda vetting unit.

How is the course assessed?2022-12-14T12:16:51+00:00

The course is assessed through a combination of coursework (projects, assignments, learner records and portfolios) which is done throughout the year and four written exams held at the end April/start May.

What hours are involved?2022-12-14T12:16:08+00:00

The course is full time and runs Monday to Thursday potentially from 9-5pm and on Fridays from 9-2pm. There are 21 hours of classes, so you may have a late morning or an early evening in the week and time off during the day for study/working on assignments.

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