Taught course

Nursing (Perioperative Care) MSc

Institution
University of Limerick · Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  1. A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  2. Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year
  3. Students would normally possess a primary degree (Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of recognized prior learning (RPL) as outlined in the (RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery
  4. Students are required to be working in a perioperative setting for the duration of the programme
  5. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick
  6. The MSc in Nursing (Perioperative Care) will be offered as a full time programme but taken on a part time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one.

Standard Degree Applicants/ Include with your application

  • Full degree transcript and certificates/awards (including English translation if applicable
  • English language qualifications (Taken in the last 2 years, if English is not your first language)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland current registration certificate
  • Clinical Practice Environment Self-Assessment Audit Declaration
  • Copy of birth certificate (Long Document)
  • An application fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bankdraft/Cheque.


Recognized Prior Learning Applicants/ who do not meet standard entry requirements / Include with your application

  • Copy of birth certificate( Long Document)/Passport
  • Copy of current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration certificate
  • 1000 word typed Recognized Prior Learning Statement
  • Copies of all certificates or diploma’s as part of prior learning to date
  • An application fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bankdraft/Cheque.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The overall aim of the programme is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to enhance previously acquired professional education and develop critical inquiry, knowledge and skills, attributes and competencies in preparation for developing roles within nursing. Successful completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma) will provide students with the academic qualifications necessary to be considered for Clinical Nurse Specialist posts. Successful completion of year 2 (MSc) will provide students with the academic qualifications to be considered for Advanced Nursing Practice posts. The programme provides opportunities to explore research as evidence for enhancing and changing practice. The programme also provides opportunities for nurses to develop critical thinking and reflective skills at specialist and advanced practice levels. The programme will develop professional qualities and a high level of competence in the promotion of excellence and current best practice in the delivery and appraisal of advancing practice.

On completion of the programme the student will:

  • Critically examine best practice in meeting the perioperative care needs of the surgical patient.
  • Critically evaluate philosophical concepts and evidence underpinning perioperative care.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of contemporary nursing skills in the assessment and management of patients in a perioperative environment.
  • Apply critical thinking skills and ethical decision making required for advancing practice.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written, verbal, and digital communication skills, at individual and collaborative levels.
  • Critically examine the value of multidisciplinary collaboration in the provision of safe and quality evidenced based perioperative care.
  • Critically review current innovations and developments in leading and managing change in perioperative practice.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the research process.
  • Demonstrate commitment to life-long learning while fostering self-development and self-evaluation.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for personal and professional development in advancing perioperative care.
  • Apply critical thinking and reflective skills in promoting and advancing perioperative practice.
  • Appreciate the contribution of research in informing and advancing practice within a perioperative setting.

Contact Details

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Owen Doody
Email
owen.doody@ul.ie
Phone
00 353 61 213367, Mobile: 00 353 86 8379781