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Certificate in Adult Respiratory Nursing Practice

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 9
Course Start Date
September 2019

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.

Important notice about this course

Places for this course are offered on a first come, first served basis so we recommend getting your application in as early as possible. Applications are normally reviewed within a week of submission.

The final closing date for applications is Friday 30th August 2019 or until places are full.

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.


<p><a href="">More information about the course outcomes, content and assessment</a></p>

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 college on the following days, the remainder of the programme will be delivered on-line:

  • Friday 20th September
  • Friday 4th October
  • Friday 11th October
  • Friday 25th October
  • Friday 8th Nov
  • Friday 22nd Nov
  • Friday 6th December
  • Friday 13th December
  • Friday 20th December
  • 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 September 2019
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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.


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