Taught course

Nursing (Emergency Nursing)

University College Cork · School of Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

For the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Emergency Nursing) entrants must firstly be Registered General Nurses, they must have a minimum of two years' post registration experience (excluding courses) and at least six months' experience in the speciality pathway applied for.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme consists of 250 hours theory and thirty-five weeks clinical placement.
Students take core modules to the value of 30 credits as follows: NU5036 Nursing Science (5 credits); NU5037 Research Methods (5 credits); NU5038 Teaching and Learning for Practice (5 credits); NU5041 Critical Care - Fundamental Principles (10 credits); NU5044 Ethics for Specialist Practice (5 credits).
Students also take 30 credits in their chosen Pathway Emergency Nursing, as follows: NU5002 Emergency Nursing I (10 credits); NU5003 Emergency Nursing II (10 credits); NU6029 Clinical Practicum in Emergency Nursing (10 credits).
Applications are made online at: http;//www.pac.ie

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Mr. Patrick Cotter