This guide is for Spring 2024
BSc (Hons) in Nursing in General Nursing
Please ensure that you meet the entry requirements before starting your application. All applicants must satisfy the entry requirements of one of the three application pathways.
You must be 18 years of age or over on 1 January in the year of entry and must be resident in and eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland for the duration of the programme.
If you have further questions, please call our Enrolment Helpline at +353 (0)1 661 0168 (press 2) between 9 AM and 5 PM Monday to Friday.
Step 1: Review Entry Requirements and Online Application
Pathway 1: Further Education
Pathway 2: Mature Student
Pathway 3: Leaving Certificate
Step 2: Interview
Are you ready for the interview?
Eligible applicants will be invited to interview. The interview will assess your motivation and professionalism, communication and organisational skills, and will evaluate your relevant experience and your knowledge of the profession. It will also consider your suitability to work in the sector. You will be assessed on your knowledge of Hibernia College and the Nursing programme, including programme requirements and demands.
Step 3: Aptitude Test
Are you ready for the aptitude test?
Applicants who are successful in their interview will be invited to register with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to undertake the ACER STAT aptitude test, which focuses on logic and numerical reasoning. The test is held online and is proctored. Further test guidance and information will be provided by ACER. The test fee is payable directly to ACER.
Step 4: Final Documents
Are your documents in the correct format?
Hibernia College operates an online application process and does not accept hard copies of original documentation, with the exception of those required for Garda Vetting clearance, which is dealt with at offer stage. Hibernia College will not return any original documentation.
You must scan and upload all documents in a clear, legible PDF format (one PDF file per document). We cannot accept Word documents, pictures or other formats.
- If your file size is over 4 MB, you must use a file compressor. To find this tool, do an online search for ‘PDF file compressor’.
- If you need to merge multiple pages into one document, you must use a file merger. To find this tool, do an online search for ‘PDF file merger’.
Note: Only documents submitted in the correct PDF format will be reviewed.