Taught course

Nursing (Orthopaedics)

National University of Ireland Galway · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Candidates must be a registered nurse on the General Nurse Division of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais; Hold an active nursing registration; Have a minimum of one years post-registration experience (exclusive of post-registration courses); Be currently working in an orthopaedic setting and have a minimum of six months clinical experience in orthopaedics; Satisfy the selection committee that they have the ability to complete the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

On successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded a PDip in Nursing (Orthopaedics). The programme is comprised of six theory/ practice modules. In all modules there is an emphasis on exploring the relevance of module content to practice, similarly practice placements (which occur in student's own settings) allow students to explore "new" knowledge in practice.
The underlying goal of this programme is to provide students with the necessary in-depth knowledge and skills, to enable them to provide expert care for patients and families with orthopaedic conditions.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Sinead Hahessy
+353 91 492012