Masters / Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing (Renal Nursing Strand).

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin

In partnership with Tallaght Hospital.

The MSc/PG Dip course takes place once a year and starts in September with clinical placements in haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, nephrology and transplantation.   Clinical placements are mandatory.  Transplant placement takes place at the national transplant centre in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.  Students can take their peritoneal dialysis, nephrology and haemodialysis placements in their own hospital if such clinical placement are available; once the site has passed a clinical learning audit by TCD.  Alternatively students may undertake these clinical placements in Tallaght Hospital, but this needs to be negotiated with nursing personnel in Tallaght Hospital.  

The programme consists of

Year 1 Modules

Specialist

NU7521: Haemodialysis and Allied Therapies Nursing

NU7522: Nephrology Nursing

NU7523: Transplant and Peritoneal Dialysis Nursing

NU7524 Supervised Practice Placement (Renal)

Shared

NU7013: Theory & Practice of Research Methods for Healthcare

NU7011: Leadership & Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Year 2 Module

NU8007 Dissertation

Upon successful completion of Year One, students may choose to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing: Renal  or  continue into Year Two which has a research dissertation module and exit with a MSc.    

 

Post Graduate Certificate in Reanl Nursing (1 year programme) 

Students can also undertake a Post Graduate Certificate in Renal Nursing by successfully completing the three renal theory modules only, which is awarded 30 ECTs.  The certificate pathway is available over an academic year. 

Post Graduate Certificate Modules Theory Only are as follows:

NU7521: Haemodialysis and Allied Therapies Nursing

NU7522: Nephrology Nursing

NU7523: Transplant and Peritoneal Dialysis Nursing

 

Stand Alone Modules in Nursing Specialist: Renal

Students can also undertake a ‘stand alone' module in Specialist Nursing: Renal. Each Module is awarded 10 ECTs.  The pathway allows for flexibility for those who wish to build towards a valued academic qualification in renal nursing.

NU7521: Haemodialysis and Allied Therapies Nursing

NU7522: Nephrology Nursing

NU7523: Transplant and Peritoneal Dialysis Nursing


For Further Details Contact

Ms. Margaret McCann, Lecturer and Renal Educational Facilitator, TCD

Telephone: 01 896 8542 . Email: mccannm1@tcd.ie

Ms. Glenda Taylor, Renal Clinical Facilitator, AMNCH

Telephone: 01 414 2587. Email: glenda.taylor@amnch.ie

Further information on the course is available at: http://www.tcd.ie/Nursing_Midwifery/courses/postgrad_pdsn_renal.php

 
 
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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
In partnership with Beaumont Hospital


Award
Postgraduate Diploma in Renal Nursing

Entry Requirements
Current registration on the appropriate nursing division of an Bord Altranais active Register
The candidate must fulfil the NUI entry requirements or be eligible for matriculation.
Twelve months post registration clinical experience since first registration
Twelve months experience (within the last two years) in the speciality at the time of application or otherwise satisfy the selection committee that they have the relevant clinical experience for the course
Candidates are required to hold a primary degree or the equivalent.
A pathway programme to Postgraduate Diploma is available for non-graduate students
Students having attained the award of Post graduate Diploma and who meet the eligibility criteria may apply to continue onto the second year of the MSc in Renal Nursing. 

Duration of Programme
One calendar year (52 weeks)

Modules 
3 Core Modules:
 Advanced Research Methods I
 Leadership- Professional And Clinical
 Practice Based Module

3 Specialist Modules:
 Understanding and Management of Renal Disorders
 Renal Replacement Therapies - Haemodialysis & Peritoneal Dialysis
 Renal Transplantation

Clinical Placements
Clinical placements are in the following areas - Nephrology, CAPD, Haemodialysis and Renal Transplantation (acute & long-term care).
External candidates based in renal units which do not provide nephrology, CAPD or Renal Transplantation facilities can be facilitated, but will need to be seconded to Beaumont Hospital for the relevant clinical placements
 Nephrology – minimum 8 weeks
Haemodialysis – minimum 12 weeks
Peritoneal Dialysis – minimum 8 weeks
Renal Transplantation – minimum 4 weeks (acute care)
        - minimum 4 weeks (long-term care) 


For Further Details Contact:

Ms Ciara White, Renal Course Co-ordinator, Beaumont Hospital
Telephone: 01-8092513 or 01-8093000, bleep 022.
Email: ciarawhite@beaumont.ie 

Ms. Catherine Clune Mulvanney, Lecturer, RCSI
Telephone: 01-4022436
Email: ccmulvanney@rcsi.ie

RCSI web site for course prospectus:
http://www.rcsi.ie/files//schoonursing/docs/20080219101504_NURSING%20PG%20Dip%20MSC%2008.pdf

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
In partnership with Beaumont Hospital


Award
Masters of Science in Renal Nursing

Entry Requirements
Students having attained the award of Post graduate Diploma and who meet the eligibility criteria may apply to continue onto the second year of the MSc in Nursing. 

Duration of Programme
One calendar year (52 weeks)

Modules 
Advanced  Research Methods II:
This module which builds on Advanced Research Methods I and will provide the student with the necessary advanced research skills to undertake a research study.

Dissertation:
The dissertation will enable students to extend their knowledge base in a specific area of nursing. Students will be expected to apply research knowledge, skills and understanding towards enhancing the body of knowledge and practice in their own specific area of practice. Individual supervision will facilitate the personal and professional development of the student as he/she undertakes the research project.

For Further Details Contact:

Ms Ciara White, Renal Course Co-ordinator, Beaumont Hospital
Telephone: 01-8092513 or 01-8093000, bleep 022.
Email: ciarawhite@beaumont.ie 

Ms. Catherine Clune Mulvanney, Lecturer, RCSI
Telephone: 01-4022436
Email: ccmulvanney@rcsi.ie

RCSI web site for course prospectus:
http://www.rcsi.ie/files//schoonursing/docs/20080219101504_NURSING%20PG%20Dip%20MSC%2008.pdf

 

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