Pre-University Nursing with Midwifery

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Course Content

P r e - U n i v e r s i t y N u r s i n g S t u d i e s w i t h
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Maternity 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

The Pre-University Nursing Studies with Midwifery Option is a one-year course for students wishing to train as nurses both here in Ireland and in the UK. Students can use this QQI level 5 programme to gain entry to Nursing Degree courses in university.

It provides a solid foundation in Nursing theory and practice and allows students to accurately assess their suitability for a career in nursing. Students will go on work experience in a hospital or nursing home where they will practice their skills. Applications are also invited from mature students wishing to pursue a career in nursing.


5M4349 QQI Level 5 Nursing Studies

Career Opportunities

Graduates could progress to a higher education place in a level 8 nursing degree in Universities and Institutes of Technology around the country through the QQI entry system.

They can also progress to employment in various areas including a nursing home, healthcare agency, home help and hospitals as a qualified healthcare assistant after successfully completing this course.


The annual salary for nursing is €31k – €50k per annum

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Progression to degrees

Graduates can progress to a variety of degree programmes including:

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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All courses now have a low course registration fee of €30. Make sure to confirm your place on a course by paying your registration fee.

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I would highly recommend the Pre-University Nursing with Midwifery course to anyone leaving school or returning to education who thinks they might be interested in a career in nursing or midwifery. O’Fiaich is a very relaxed environment which really struck me from the moment I started there. All the teachers are so helpful, and the course content was delivered in an exceptional manner. All modules are so beneficial in relation to nursing and midwifery and the work placement gives students hands on experience of what it is like to work in the healthcare sector. The theory and practical elements of the course are invaluable to anyone who wants to go on and do their nursing degree. As a result of this course, I am now in DKIT studying level 8 Honours Nursing degree.

Sarah Farrell 2021-2022