Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nursing in General Nursing

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Nursing in General Nursing

Course Overview

  • 4

    Years

  • 8

    Level

  • 425*

    Points

  • AL830

    CAO Course Code

Why take this course?

This course involves the study of theoretical and practicebased modules. It involves classroom teaching and taught placements in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. This honours degree programme takes advantage of the various areas of expertise available at the three regional hospitals in the Health Service Executive Midlands area in Tullamore, Portlaoise and Mullingar.

What will I experience?

You will undergo a total of 2925 hours’ clinical study and 1740 hours’ theoretical study.

Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nursing in General Nursing from AIT and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) allows you to work as a general nurse nationally and internationally.

What opportunities might it lead to?

If you wish to pursue a career in specialist nursing practice upon graduating, you can apply for higher diploma courses in areas such as gerontology, coronary care, intensive care, perioperative care, and accident and emergency nursing at AIT or other third-level institutions. Alternatively you may choose to pursue advanced studies in nursing education or nursing management.

You may apply for positions at staff nurse grade within the Irish healthcare sector and you are also eligible to apply for registration as nurses throughout the EU and further afield

Additional Information

93% of the Class of 2014 were in employment six months after finishing their degree.

AIT uses the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) to assess the suitability of applicants to this programme. This is due to the considerable amount of placements undertaken with children and vulnerable groups in society. Therefore, offers to this programme are conditional and could subsequently be withdrawn if applicants do not meet the Garda vetting requirements.

Professional Recognition:

Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in General Nursing from AIT and registration with An Bord Altranais. The award of An Bord Altranais, Registered General Nurse (RGN), is nationally and internationally recognised.

Course Details

Course Duration:
4 Years
CAO Course Code:
AL830
Cut Off CAO Points:
425*
Median CAO Points:
450
Course Award:
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Department:
Dept of Nursing & Healthcare
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Grade H5 in two higher-level subjects, plus four subjects at Grade O6 in ordinary level. These subjects must include Mathematics, a laboratory science subject and a language (English or Irish). (*Not all on this points score were offered places)

Mature applicants are not required to meet these minimum entry requirements. However, they will be required to undertake a written assessment. Further information may be obtained online at www.nursingboard.ie.

QQI (FETAC)

3 places reserved for QQI students QQI applicants to this programme must hold one of the following awards: Nursing Studies (5M4349),Community Health Services (5M4468), Health Care Support (5M4339) included in their award. They must possess distinctions in 5 modules which must include: 5N0749, 5N4325, 5N1279 or 5N2746.

Course Structure

Year 1

Anatomy, Physiology & Microbiology, Preparation for Practice (General Nursing), Principles & Practice of General Nursing Care, Clinical Placement (General Nursing), Learning and Development in Higher Education, Psychology and Communication, Care of the Surgical Patient, Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology, Primary Health, Maternity, Child and Community, Nursing Sociology and Health, Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues in General Nursing.

Year 2

Introduction to Mental Health and Illness (General Nursing), Holistic Care for Patients with Cardiac and Respiratory Health Studies Clinical Placement (General), Chronic Illness, Holistic care for Patients with Nutritional and Gastrointestinal Disorders. Sexual Health in Nursing, Emergency and Critical Care Nursing.

Year 3

Renal Endocrine and Biliary Disorders, Research Appreciation, Oncology and Haematology Clinical Placement (General Nursing), Applied Sociology and Applied Psychology General Neurological, Special Senses and Musculoskeletal Disorders, (General Nursing) Care of the Older Person (General Nursing), Law and Ethics.

Year 4

Health Studies, Implementing Evidence in General Nursing Practice, Preparation for Internship (General Nursing), Professional Issues in General Nursing, Clinical Placement (General Nursing), Clinical Placement Internship (General Nursing).

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

You may apply for positions at staff nurse grade within the Irish healthcare sector and you are also eligible to apply for registration as nurses throughout the EU and further afield

Work Placement

You will undergo a total of 2925 hours’ clinical study and 1740 hours’ theoretical study.

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