“I learned how to become a better leader for the rest of my team and I learned some key managerial skills that helped me manage my work on a day-to-day basis."
Lyndsey, from Monaghan Town decided to study this 14 week part-time course to advance her skills in her new role as Staff Nurse in a Community House with the Talbot Group.
I completed my Intellectual Disability Nursing degree with DkIT in 2017 and immediately started working within the Talbot Group. I wanted to feel more comfortable in my role as Staff Nurse and upskill.”
The course was recommended by a colleague who had recommended it as good course for career progression.
I learned how to become a better leader for the rest of my team and I learned some key managerial skills that helped me manage my work on a day-to-day basis. Most importantly the course really helped me to build confidence in my role.”
Having recently come from Higher Education, Lyndsey was familiar with the content;
I found the course content quite manageable. The challenge for me was really time-management, especially when having to juggle working full-time. I am one of those students that tends to leave everything until the last minute so that probably didn’t help!”
One of the hardest parts for me was the completion of the PowerPoint presentation at the end of the course. The lecturers were really supportive and they really helped me get through it. They were so approachable and really care about their students’ success.”
Lyndsey is still quite new in her position and has notambitions to change any time soon.
For now I am really quite content in my role as Staff Nurse within the Talbot Group but who knows what the future holds! It always good to keep upskilling and improving my knowledge and skills.”
Lyndsey’s advice to students considering studying part-time is to just go for it.
You will of course face challenges but if you’re patient with yourself, you stick with it and you take all the supports offered to you by the lecturers, you will get through it. The qualification at the end makes it all worthwhile. No one can take this away from you.”
Certificate in Leadership Management and Quality Initiatives in Intelectual Disability Services