What qualifications do I need to be a nurse in Ireland?

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  • Leaving Certificate with a minimum grade of H5 in at least two higher-level papers.
  • At least four ordinary or higher-level papers with a minimum grade of O6/H7.
  • The equivalent minimum educational requirements to numbers 1 and 2 above subject to the conditions set by the HEI.

How long does it take to become a nurse in Ireland?

All programmes last for four years, with the exception of the Children’s and General qualification. This takes four and a half years to complete. The four year and four and a half years of work are to be done on a full-time basis. You may also complete further specialist programmes in the form of postgraduate degrees.

What are the requirements to study nursing at?

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (4 years): Student must acquire at least a matric education standard and have passed Mathematics, English, a First/Home Language, Life Orientation and Life Science.

How much does it cost to do nursing in Ireland?

International students seeking to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing should be ready to pay around 13,000 – 17,000 euros per academic year. For example, check the Tuition Fee pages of the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Dublin City University.

Is there an upper age limit for nurse training?

There is no upper age limit to start nurse training but you should discuss any concerns that you might have about your suitability for training with the universities offering courses.

Can I work and study nursing?

It is possible to do a part time job while you’re a student nurse, and some people do choose to work in care homes or on the NHS bank as a healthcare assistant, but as you progress from your first year to your second and then third year as a student nurse, the demands on your time increase and trying to hold down a …

How do you know if nursing is for you?

Nurses are the ones who care for patients directly, often giving them more attention and treatment than doctors. If you want to make a difference in your community, and you have the patience required to work with people, then this might be the tell-tale sign that you are meant to become a nurse.

Is 50 too old to become a nurse?

Even if you have the disposition and drive to enter a new career in the nursing field, you might be asking yourself, “Am I too old to become a nurse?” The answer to this question is no. Nurses come from all walks of life and all age groups.

Is it too late to become a nurse at 30?

Beginning your nursing career at age 30 can be a rewarding decision. People who become nurses a little later in life may benefit from previous professional experience, greater certainty in their new career path and the flexibility in nursing career options.

Why study nursing at University College Cork?

The School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, has been ranked within the top 50 nursing schools in the world, according to the QS global subject rankings. The school provides a world-class environment for cutting-edge research to prepare tomorrow’s nurses to shape and advance health care practices through research and education.

Is there a nursing quota in Cork College of Commerce?

There is a quota of places for Nursing degree programmes in all participating Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) including Institutes of Technology. Cork College of Commerce graduates of QQI level 5 Nursing Studies (5M4349) satisfy the entry requirements for nursing degree programmes in Ireland.

What is a BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies?

Our BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies programme is a post-registration degree for registered nurses, set at Level 8 of the National Framework of Qualifications (National Qualifications Authority of Ireland, 2003).