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Certificate in Nursing: Contemporary Approaches to Care of the Older Person

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
January 2024 TBC

Course Summary

This programme aims to increase the knowledge, skills and competence of nurses caring for older people enabling them to recognise and respond to the deteriorating health and/or change in functional status of the person in a timely and proactive manner. (This programme is subject to final validation)

Important notice about this course

Next Intake Janaury 2024 - Applications will open from end-October

Graduates of this programme will demonstrate knowledge of the contemporary approaches to care of the older person.  This will include assessing, monitoring, and managing individuals with acute and chronic diseases and disorders in a variety of health care settings.

The programme will develop registered nurses ongoing competencies and will encourage an ethos of lifelong learning.

The programme is delviered with a combination of live on-line lectures and face to face workshops in DkIT 

Due to the blended learning delivery within this course, students should have access to PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course

Graduates of this programme will demonstrate knowledge of the contemporary approaches to care of the older person.

  • Applicants must be a registered Nurse with NMBI or equivalent 
  • Applicants must be currently employed in a health care setting  
  • All applicants will normally hold a relevant Level 8 qualification (or equivalent). 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

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor

Head of Section (Part-Time Courses), School of Health and Science

Phone: +353 42 9370200 Ext 2736 
Course ID DK_NNCOP_9
Course Type Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 9
Duration 1 Semester
Fees €800
Starting Date January 2024 TBC
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Credits 10
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method Blended