BSc (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing

Course Points
330
Course Duration
4 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

Course Summary

Over the duration of this four-year Honours Degree course, students will develop the professional knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to meet the specific needs of persons with intellectual disabilities. Student’s theoretical knowledge and practical skills will be developed through, the use of innovative and traditional teaching and learning approaches in modern teaching spaces and simulated learning environments.

Intellectual Disability Nursing is ideally placed to facilitate the needs of people with an intellectual disability in a variety of settings in partnership with the person and their family/ carers. They may require support of their well-being by improving or maintaining their physical and mental health.

In addition, Intellectual Disability Nurses can promote social inclusion by reducing barriers and supporting the person to live their lives as fully and independently as possible while respecting their rights and dignity. Over the course of this four-year course, students will develop the professional knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to meet the specific needs of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Student’s theoretical knowledge and practical skills will be developed through, the use of innovative and traditional teaching and learning approaches in modern teaching spaces and simulated learning environments.

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  • Apply to practice as a Registered Intellectual Disability Nurse in Ireland and throughout the UK and EU.
  • Graduates can apply for positions at Staff Nurse grade in the Irish healthcare sector

Students are supernumerary to the nursing service needs during three years out of the four and during this time do not receive any financial assistance other than that pertaining to other third-level students. There is a 36-week, rostered clinical placement during which time students are paid a salary from the health services.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

INCLUDING At least two H5 Grades

AND Laboratory Science subject Grade O6 or H6

AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7

AND English Grade O6 or H7

OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

PLUS Minimum Points Score of 300.

PLEASE NOTE: Offers of places on this course are subject to applicants successfull passing Garda Clearance and Health Status Clearance from the Health Service Executive (North East) Occupational Health Unit.

Mature Applicants Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum of 23 years of age on January 1st of year of application.
  • An assessment test is carried out by the PAS on behalf of NMBI
  • For further information please click here or visit NursingCareers.ie 

Northern Ireland Applicants: Please find more information here

Dr Myles Hackett (Head of Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies)
Phone: +353 429370263 Ext 2715
Email: myles.hackett@dkit.ie

Joe Treacy (Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies)
Phone: +353 429370200
Email: Joe.Treacy@dkit.ie

Course ID DK872
Level 8
Duration 4 Years
Points 330
Places 20
School School of Health & Science
Department Nursing, Midwifery and Health Studies
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 2018
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