Hibernia College has developed a BSc (Hons) in General Nursing. The programme offers a new and innovative approach to undergraduate nursing education, designed using the established Hibernia College blended learning model. It was developed in partnership with our clinical partners.
Academic validation for the programme is awarded by QQI and will lead to an NFQ Level 8 Honours Degree in General Nursing. Professional accreditation will be awarded by the Irish Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) for entry onto the General Register of Nurses.
Hibernia College is committed to offering access and progression for all learners, therefore a significant proportion of places on this programme will be reserved for applicants holding relevant pre-nursing qualifications and mature applicants.
Full costings are currently being finalised for the programme, however, indicative fees will be in the region of €8,000 a year for the first three stages, with a reduced fee for the internship stage.
All applicants must satisfy the entry requirements of one of the three following application pathways:
Leaving Certificate Examination with a minimum grade of H5 in two papers and a minimum grade of O6/H7 in four papers in the following subjects:
Please note that the NMBI entry requirements do not permit foundation level Mathematics or foundation level Irish.
The following Level 5 Further Education and Training Certificates awarded by QQI (formerly FETAC) that provide links to Nursing and Midwifery Degree Programmes:
In all cases, applicants must have achieved distinctions in five components including Anatomy and Physiology (5N0749 / D20001), Nursing Theory and Practice (5N4325), Human Growth and Development (5N1279) or Biology (5N2746).
An applicant over 23 by 1st January of the application year is eligible to apply as a mature student.
Please note that this programme is designed to lead to professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). For more details on these requirements please, visit: https://www.nmbi.ie/Careers-in-Nursing-Midwifery
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