Entry requirements

1. Registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or in the case of international applicants, be registered as a professional nurse who is entitled to practice as a qualified or registered nurse in their own country. 2. An honours degree in nursing or a related discipline or equivalent professional and academic qualification. 3. Or otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/ postgraduate/az. Documentation required to complete application includes: contact details of 2 academic referees; copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses and copies of official awards (parchment) from completed educational courses

Months of entry


Course content

The programme seeks to enable registered nurses to acquire
the sophisticated knowledge, skills and decision-making
abilities necessary to practice in dynamic healthcare
environments. It is intended that graduates of this programme
will be equipped to become leaders in their respective
disciplines and to enhance nursing practice through their
advanced research and critical thinking skills. On completion
of this course participants will be able to:
1. Strengthen and develop their expertise in their area
of practice through the use of enhanced knowledge,
reflective skills and research-based practice.
2. Devise, implement, and evaluate methods for improving
the quality of nursing care and /or nurse education
provided in Ireland.
3. Exercise administrative and intellectual leadership in their
profession and the disciplines contained within.
4. Extend their skills in the critical evaluation of research
reports and plan, conduct and evaluate research studies.
Course Duration and Structure: The programme takes place
over two years on a part-time basis or one year on a full-time
basis. A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery
of theoretical content, including lectures, group discussion,
Blackboard and self-directed learning. The assessment
process used is a combination of written and online

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Brian Keogh
+353-1-896 3109 / 3892