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M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Specialist Nursing - Cardiovascular

Key Facts

Course Code: DPTNM-SNUR-1SNU

Duration: 2 years part-time

Next Intake: September annually

Closing date for applications: 30th June

Location: 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2


The M. Sc. / P.Grad. Dip. in Specialist Nursing (Cardiovascular Care) is designed to provide the student with the appropriate level of knowledge, clinical expertise and technical skills necessary to function as a competent, effective and caring practitioner. There is a strong commitment to research-based practice, and a focus on the development and integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical experience.

Course Content

Year 1 Modules



Year 2 Module

Clinical Placements and Student Support
Each student will receive a planned clinical placement timetable for the duration of the course. During the course educational and clinical facilitators will offer personal and professional support to each student.

Clinical Allocations

Clinical Skills Centre

Course Assessments
Each module will be assessed by the successful completion of an academic assignment. The assessment of clinical competence will focus on the acquisition of specialist competencies and the clinical assessments will be carried out throughout the clinical placements.


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:

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.

Contact Us

Sharon O’Donnell, T: 01 8963896
Lecturer and Educational Facilitator
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Trinity College Dublin
D'Olier Street, Dublin 2

Avril Lowry. T: (01) 416 2201
Educational Facilitator - Cardiovascular Care St. James's Hospital
Centre for Learning and Development
St James's Hospital , Dublin 8

Louise Eakins, T: (01) 416 2201
Clinical Facilitator - Cardiovascular Care Nursing
St James's Hospital , Dublin 8

Dr. Fintan Sheerin, Course Co-ordinator, T: +353 1 896 4072

Mr Gavin Dann, E:, T: +353 1 8963005