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Certificate in Adult Respiratory Nursing Practice

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 9
Course Start Date
Friday 24th January 2020

One great reason to consider this course

  • This programme is approved by the NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland).

Course Summary

The aim of the programme is to enhance nurses’ evidenced- based knowledge, skills and competencies for the challenges of supporting individuals experiencing acute or chronic conditions of the respiratory system. Nurses undertaking this programme will critically examine the assessment and management of respiratory disorders within the context of their own practice so that they can provide timely, optimal, collaborative and compassionate care to enhance client outcomes and improve quality of life.

This programme offers registered nurses an opportunity to engage in evidence-based, patient centred, and responsive respiratory care. This care spans a continuum from health promotion, risk reduction and self -management to proactive assessment, monitoring and the management of the individual with critical needs.

This programme will focus on providing nurses with (1) an opportunity to explore contemporary thinking and practice in relation to respiratory health education and promotion and (2) critically examine the positive contribution that health policy can make not just to individual well-being but to society at large.

More information about the course outcomes, content and assessment

The content of the Certificate in Adult Respiratory Nursing Practice will include:

  • Examination of disorders of the respiratory system
  • Evidence-based care and management
  • Challenges of living with a respiratory illness/disorder

More information about the course outcomes, content and assessment

This course will be delivered over one semester (14 weeks) with face to face lectures and online/blended learning content. 

Students are required to attend for face to face classes, from 9 am to 5 pm, on the following days the remainder of the programme is delivered on-line

  • Friday 24th January 2020
  • Friday 7th February 2020
  • Friday 21th February 2020
  • Friday 6th March 2020
  • Friday 20th March 2020
  • Friday 3rd April 2020
  • Friday 24th April 2020
  • Friday 8th May 2020
  • Registered Nurse with NMBI or equivalent
  • Currently employed in health care provision
  • Applicants will normally hold a relevant level 8 qualification


Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification may apply for entry to the programme in accordance with the procedures outlined in the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

This Certificate in Adult Respiratory Nursing Practice will be of particular interest to nurses whose work may bring them into contact with individuals experiencing acute or chronic conditions of the respiratory system.

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Part time Section, School of Health and Science)
Phone: +353 42 9370200

Course ID DK_NNARN_9
Level 9
Duration 1 Semester
Credits 10
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €800
Starting Date Friday 24th January 2020
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How to Apply

All programmes are delivered subject to demand.

Interested applicants MUST first discuss the matter with their Clinical Manager and the Practice Development Co-ordinator within their area of employment.

Students should then apply online using the APPLY NOW button below. Please ensure to upload an up-to-date CV and a scan of your NMBI / Professional registration with your application.