BSc in Nursing for a global perspective

BSc in Nursing for a global perspective

The Department of Nursing & Midwifery of University of Limerick is offering BSc Nursing Studies for international students.

The BSc Nursing studies programme is structured as a level 8, one calendar year full time programme. The theory based programme draws upon students previous knowledge and experience. It is designed to build upon students existing knowledge and aims to offer a more global perspective on nursing.

The programme will be delivered in a manner that is flexible and proactive and is designed to meet the needs of national and international students who are registered nurses. The programme recognises that the curriculum responds to the needs, values, priorities and pressures of the students, disciplines, employers and communities we serve. In keeping with this approach,the Department of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to enhancing a learner-focused and connected curriculum.

This is operationalized through the development of a learning environment, whereby students develop communication skills, a capacity to think critically and acquire a broad set of graduate attributes as identified by the university. The values of critical thinking, questioning,reflection, self-development and self-care underpin the preparation of the student for a diverse world.

The programme will enhance student’s aptitudes in becoming confident, analytical and reflective practitioners. The abilities to respond responsibly, safely, creatively with sensitivity to the needs of individuals and families for local and international communities in an articulate, proactive, innovative and collaborative way will be fostered.

Course Structure
The three semesters include Contemporary Nursing Studies, Communication and therapeutic relationships, Developing Knowledge for scope of practice, Introduction to the Principles and nature of teaching and learning for nurses and midwives, Research for nurses and midwives, Health studies and Nursing research project 1 and 2.

Entry Requirements
For entry to the BSc Nursing Studies programme all candidates must:
n Be in possession of a Diploma in Nursing (at level 7 or equivalent) from a recognised institution
n Be a registered nurse and provide evidence of registration with an appropriate Nursing/Midwifery Registration Board.

English Language Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must present one of the following qualifications in the English language: Student must hold 65% or above in English in Standard X abd XII secondary examinations or IELTS of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any component or Internet Based TOEFL of 80 or above or Paper Based TOEFL of 550 or above

How to Apply: July 1st is the application deadline for September entry.
Scholarships: Scholarships may be offered to prospective students.These scholarships will be based on student Academic Merit.

Accommodation: on-campus for international students.There are 5 residential villages on campus offering 2,400 rooms. Each Village has a resident Village Manager.
For more information please contact  Kathleen Markey, Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Education & Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. E: kathleen.m­arkey@ul.ie www.nm.ul.ie

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