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Certificate in Science in Professional Nursing

Course Points
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Level
Level 9
Course Places
10 Places
Course Start Date
17th September 2024

One great reason to consider this course

  • Flexible part time delivery, with on-line and face to face delivery

Course Summary

The aim of the Certificate in Science in professional nursing blended learning programme is to provide an accessible, innovative, flexible and practice-orientated sustainable programme to nurses.

Important notice about this course


Closing date for applications: Thursday 5th September OR until all places are taken whichever comes first.

On completion of the Certificate in Science in Professional Practice, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Generate an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and attributes for delivering evidence based expanded professional practice.
  2. Develop autonomy, leadership and negotiation skills in order to advance clinical, risk and ethical decisions at advanced professional practice level.
  3. Critically evaluate knowledge and nursing science that will actively contribute to the professional body of knowledge.
  4. Critically utilise e-technology and e-health platforms to inform all aspects of personal and professional development.

This programme will be delivered predominantly online with live online lectures on Tuesdays from 09.00hrs to 13.300hrs.

Students will be also given directed study, which students can undertake at a time suitable to them.

Students are required to attend the DkIT campus, from 09.00hrs to 12.00hrs for 3 days in each semester

Please note this timetable is subject to change

Those graduating from the Certificate in Professional Nursing will have opportunities to advance a career in clinical or management posts.

Students may progress to the PG Diploma in Professional Nursing  (60 ECTS),-midwifery-and-early-years/post-graduate-diploma-in-science-in-professional-nursing.html

and the MSc in Science in Professional Nursing  (90 ECTS),-midwifery-and-early-years/msc-in-professional-nursing/

Total course fee: €3,600

Instalment 1 = €1800 is payable by 31st October.

Instalment 2 = €1800 is payable by 28th February.

To be eligible for this programme applicants must:

  • Be a registered Nurse with NMBI
  • Be currently employed in health care provision
  • Hold a 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.  Applicants may be interviewed

Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to a 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.

Basic IT skills are essential to complete this programme.

Ms. Patricia Suresh (Programme Co-Ordinator )

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor (Head of Part time Section, School of Health and Science)

Course ID DK_NNCSP_9
Course Type Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 9
Duration 2 Semesters
Fees €3,600
Starting Date 17th September 2024
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years
Credits 30
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method Blended

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).