Taught course

Nursing (Perioperative)

National University of Ireland Galway · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

They 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 two years post-registration experience (exclusive of post-registration courses); Be currently working in the required specialist area, i.e., Perioperative, and have as a minimum six months clinical experience in this specialist area; Satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete the programme; Hold an honours degree or equivalent. Those who do not hold an honours degree or equivalent, need to demonstrate the capacity to perform at this level.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Perioperative) is designed for registered nurses who wish to pursue a specialism in Perioperative nursing. This programme aims to enable students to combine academic and clinical learning appropriate to their speciality, to enhance the standard of service.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Bernard McCarthy
+353 91 493817