A registered nurse/ midwife on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 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 The MSc Nursing/Midwifery 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
Months of entry
In year one students undertake a total of 8 modules listed below. There are 6 core modules and students are required to choose one elective from semesters 1 and one elective from Semester 2.
In year two all students will complete one additional research module and a dissertation.
Semester 1 - Health Research - Methodology, Principles of Primary and Community Care, Leading and Managing Caring Practice.
Elective Modules: Students will select one Module from the following in Semester 1:
- Healthcare Informatics: Concepts and Developments, Advanced Assessment in Nursing,Contemporary Issues in Midwifery Practice. All Elective Modules may not be offered in any year.
Semester 2 - Healthcare Policy and Reform, Transcultural Care, Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare.
Elective Modules: Students will select one Module from the following in Semester 2:
- Consultancy in Nursing/Midwifery, Complementary Therapies in Healthcare Practice, Therapeutic Interventions and Support in Nursing, Advancing Midwifery Practice. All Elective Modules may not be offered in any year.
Semester 3 - Health Research - Methods, Dissertation 1. Semester 4 - Dissertation 2.
Information for international students
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
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Maureen O'Connor