Certificate in Gerontological Nursing

Certificate in Gerontological Nursing

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

The main aim of the programme is to equip the Registered Nurse with specialist knowledge and skills enabling them to function effectively as healthcare providers within the all areas that cater for the older person. The knowledge gained will be evidence-based and aimed at bridging the gap between theory and practice.

What will I experience?

Teaching and learning will be based on developing specific knowledge and skills, which will result in improved service delivery for clients in the gerontology nursing domain. This will be done through lectures, seminars, experiential and reflective learning.

What opportunities might it lead to?

It is expected that graduates from this programme will already be employed in services that caters for people at the end of their lives. It is envisaged that graduates who graduate from this course will possess 10 ECTS credits which should facilitate them to accumulate credits on a similar Level 8 programmes.

Assessment Information

Learners will be assessed by presenting a case presentation in relation to the student’s clinical environment as part of the team. The case presentation will consist of reviewing a client and the implementation of new knowledge and understanding that has been gleamed from the theoretical component of the module and its application in clinical practice. This will be presented by the student in class.

Course Details

Course Fees:
Course Commencement Date:

​Starts September and January each year dependent on viable cohort

Course Award:
Advanced Certificate
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Dept of Nursing & Healthcare
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Applicant must be on the active file as a Registered Nurse maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland with 2 years relevant experience.


Course Structure

Year 1

​Course taught over 6 weeks in one semester 1 day per week in college

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