Taught course

Nursing (Palliative Care)

National University of Ireland Galway · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Must be a registered nurse on the General Nurse Division of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais; Hold an active nurse registration; Have a minimum of two years post registration experience (exclusive of post registration courses); Be currently working in an approved palliative care setting and have a minimum of six months clinical experience in palliative care; 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 (Palliative Care). The programme is comprised of six theory/ practice modules. In all modules there is an emphasis on exploring the relevance of the module content to practice, similarly practice placements 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 palliative care for patients and families in a variety of clinical settings.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Laura Dempsey
+353 091 495353