Nursing Studies

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Course Content

N u r s i n g S t u d i e s
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Care Support
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Infection Prevention and Control

Additional Certification:

  • First Aid Responder
  • Patient Moving and Handling
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Course Description

Is Nursing for you? The Nursing Studies course is a one-year programme that includes a range of modules which provides the student with a clear understanding of the academic requirements and personal qualities necessary for a successful career in nursing. Modules included, such as Anatomy and Physiology, Nursing Theory and Practice and Work Experience, are designed to give students an overview of topics required for nursing. This course allows students to assess their suitability for a career in nursing.


5M4349 QQI Level 5 Nursing Studies

Career Opportunities

Successful candidates of this course may gain employment as a Health Care Assistant in a variety of health care settings or to progress to third-level education both here in Ireland or in the UK.

They can also progress to employment in various areas including: :

Health Care Support | Home Care | Elderly Care | Disability Services | Day Care Services


68% of graduates of graduates progressed to employment or a Level 8 nursing degree

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Progression to degrees

Successful candidates of this course are eligable to apply to a BSc Degree in Nursing either in Ireland or the UK:

DkIT | General Nursing | Level 8
DkIT | Midwifery | Level 8
DkIT | Intellectual Disability Nursing | Level 8
DkIT | Mental Health Nursing | Level 8
ATU Letterkenny| General Nursing | Level 8
AIT | General Nursing | Level 8
DCU | General Nursing | Level 8
DCU | Children’s and General Nursing (Integrated) | Level 8
UCD | General Nursing | Level 8
UCAS | Nursing Degree throughout the UK | Level 8

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The aspects of the nursing course that I enjoyed most were learning about the human body, healthcare issues and diseases as well as making good friends with common interests and goals. The work placement in a hospital allowed me to experience all aspects of nursing and to experience what it is like to be a nurse and how to assist people. The teachers were very supportive and made the college experience interesting and accessible for me.

Simona Butkute Nursing Studies Graduate, 2020

I chose healthcare support as I’ve always had a passion for caring for people. I knew I wanted to work in healthcare and this course was perfect for me. My work placement was the most enjoyable part of the year, going into the field of healthcare while learning is such an experience. I hope to do a level 8 in midwifery in DKIT next year! This PLC course has helped me understand how college assignments and exams need to be done. This course has also given me an insight to what working in healthcare will involve.

Katie Rooney Health Care Support Graduate, 2021