Taught course

Nursing (Public Health Nursing)

National University of Ireland Galway · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Be a registered nurse on the general division of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais or be eligible for registration/hold an active registration. Unless the candidate's name is registered in the midwives division of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais, the candidate must complete an An Bord Altranais (2005) approved module of study on Child & Maternal Health. Have a minimum of two years post-registration general nursing experience, of which 12 months must be consecutive experience (exclusive of post-registration/educational courses). Hold an NQAI level 8 qualification (honours degree or HDip) or proof of equivalency.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is aimed at nurses who wish to work in the community setting as public health nurse. The Public Health Nurses have a unique role in recognising what impacts and determines community health and in facilitating maximum health potential. Nursing in the community involves the consideration and enablement of health care needs, demanding both a clinical and public health focus of care. In considering this multifaceted function and the fact that primary health care is integral to community nursing practice, this programme aims to prepare students to competently meet the complex health care needs of the community as client.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Marcella Kelly
+353 91495036