Taught course

Nursing - Child Health and Well-Being

Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Current registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, or in the case of international applicants for theory only strands, be registered as a professional nurse who is entitled to practice as a qualified or registered nurse in their own country; hold at least an honours degree in nursing 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 and the following documentation is required to complete an application: 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 aim of the M.Sc. in Nursing – Child Health and Wellbeing
is to provide a solid academic base to the understanding and
development of nursing practice in the area of child health
and illness. On completion of this course, participants will be
able to:
1. Identify and critically analyse alternative philosophies,
perspectives and approaches that inform best practice in
children’s health and wellbeing
2. Discuss the national and international context of child
health and wellbeing
3. Identify and discuss the contemporary challenges in health
and wellbeing for children within an Irish context
4. Critically discuss the development and delivery of high
quality effective services to promote the physical, social,
financial and emotional needs of children and their
5. Utilise their professional expertise care provision for
children and their families through the application of
enhanced knowledge, reflective skills and research-based
6. Differentiate the distinct contribution of team members in
an interprofessional models of care including ambulatory
and community care delivery to children and their families
7. Critically appraise research evidence underpinning child
health and wellbeing practices and theoretical frameworks
8. Identify, plan, design and undertake a research study
relevant to your area of practice
9. Identify, lead, conduct, disseminate and evaluate research
which advances excellence in children’s health care
practice in local, national/international contexts
10. Contribute to local, national and international policy
development and its translation into practice.

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