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Masters in Science in Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in Emergency Nursing


Key Facts

Course Code: DPTNM-ANED-1P09

Duration:1 year FT or 2 years PT

Next Intake: September annually

Closing date for applications: 30th June

Location: 24 D'Olier Street

Fees: EU Non-EU
Year One €7,500 €15,000
Year Two €5,041 €10,078

Overview

This course prepares suitably qualified, experienced nurses to develop their knowledge, skills and expertise in advanced nursing practise to deliver direct healthcare of the highest professional standards to patients and clients while pursuing a career in clinical nursing practice. Upon successful completion of this course the graduate will be eligible to apply to the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland for registration as a registered Nurse Prescriber (RN).

Structure & Delivery

Year One

Commences with a full week in September and thereafter one day per week for the remainder of the academic year.

Year Two

Attendance at workshops and classes throughout the academic year

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments. Students undertaking the M.Sc. in Nursing (Advanced Nursing Practice in Emergency Nursing) are required to work in an Emergency Department for a minimum of 1,000 hours (approx 40 weeks) during Year One. This clinical placement takes place in the student’s area of employment under supervision of an experienced senior clinician.

Course Content

Year One

Students who already hold an M.Sc. in Nursing or an allied health sciences subject may be eligible to exit at the end of Year One with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Advanced Nursing Practice - Emergancy Nursing)

Year Two

Clinical Placement

Students undertaking the MSc in Nursing (Advanced Nursing Practice in Emergency Nursing) are required to work in an Emergency Department; for a minimum of 1,000 hours (approx 40 weeks). This clinical placement takes place during the first year of the course and occurs in the students own area of employment under supervision of an experienced senior clinician.

The most significant factor in establishing a climate conducive to teaching/learning is the formation of the relationship between clinical teacher and student. The clinical teacher is multifaceted and involves the individual to act as role model, teacher, facilitator, supervisor, guide and evaluator and in the true sense of the word assumes the guardianship of individual students. The mentors will make a considerable contribution in the clinical learning environment by utilising motivational principles, critical thinking strategies and collaborative decision making to allow for student control over his/her learning. Creating opportunities for role modelling, demonstration of expertise in practice and devoting time to critical incident analysis also form part of the mentor role. In addition their role includes guiding the student's clinical learning experience while simultaneously acting as role model and clinical resource. While on clinical placement the student will enjoy a one-to-one arrangement with a named mentor.

Clinical Allocations

Clinical Skills Centre

Entry Requirement

The criteria for admission are that the candidate must

  • Current registration on the General Nursing division of the live register held by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • A minimum of five years clinical experience in relevant nursing speciality during the last 8 years
  • Written commitment from host organisation to support the student for the clinical practicum (to include prescribing of medicinal products and ionising radiation)
  • Satisfactory clinical audit of host hospital as a suitable learning environment for the relevant speciality
  • Hold an honours degree in nursing or equivalent professional and academic qualification or otherwise satisfy the course committee that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course

Documentation required to complete application

  • A copy of your current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland registration card.
  • 2 Academic references.
  • Copies of academic transcripts from completed educational courses.
  • Copies of official awards (parchments) from completed educational courses.
  • Written commitment from your Director of Nursing to support the student during the clinical practicum and to nominate a suitably qualified practitioner to act as a clinical supervisor/mentor during the student's clinical learning experience.
  • A downloadable site declaration form signed by the Director of Nursing must be submitted with the student’s application. This must also be signed by the Medical Practitioner.

Flexibility in Progression from P.Grad.Cert. and P.Grad.Dip. to M.Sc.

Upon successful completion of year one modules, totalling 60 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) or may progress further on the Master (M.Sc.) programme.
Students who have passed all modules without compensation are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may progress to undertake a M.Sc. within five years of first entering the programme.

Upon successful completion of six modules, each of 10 ECTS credits, totalling 60 ECTS credits, students may opt to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma (P.Grad.Dip.) or may progress further on the Master (M.Sc.) programme.

Students who are eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma may progress to undertake a M.Sc. within fiver years of first entering the programme.

Language

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language:

Examination

Minimum Level Required

IELTS Grade 6.5
TOEFL 230 computer-based 570 paper-based 88 internet-based
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C
Pearson Test of English PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

Please note that test scores are only valid for two years.

For further details on these English Language Proficiency Tests, please contact the appropriate organisation directly.