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(Hons) Nursing (General), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #193 (QS) ,
University College Dublin offers a (Hons) Nursing (General) programme.The role of the general nurse is to foster the health and wellbeing of persons experiencing a transition in their health status or a change in life processes, taking into account their physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual needs.

About

Are you empathetic and reliable, a team player with good communication skills and an analytical, problem-solving mind? If so, Nursing in UCD is the ideal career choice for you. The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nursing (General) degree programme at University College Dublin is taught by experienced lecturers in a friendly and supportive environment, with state-of-the art facilities. It prepares you to become a professional nurse who can successfully manage the complex healthcare needs of the adult population.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Completing this degree qualifies you as a Registered General Nurse. You can work in acute and chronic care in a variety of medical and surgical settings. There are also career prospects for nurses to work in education, research or management, as well as excellent opportunities to build on your experience through work abroad.

In addition, you can pursue further studies at higher diploma, graduate diploma, master's and doctorate level.

International Study Opportunities

Second year offers the chance to study in Europe for a semester.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You’ll study the theory and practice of nursing in a fully integrated way, establishing a strong foundation for your future career. Your lectures, workshops and tutorials are delivered on our Belfield campus, while practice placements will enhance your learning and develop your nursing skills. Modules include:

First Year

  • Transition to University
  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Biosciences
  • Psychology
  • Practice experience in a hospital setting for approximately 10 weeks

Second & Third Year

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing Care
  • Pharmacology
  • Biopsychosocial Approaches to Health
  • Ethical and legal context for practice
  • Specialty clinical placements, such as intensive care and maternity care

Fourth Year

  • Promoting Health
  • Management and Quality Improvement
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare
  • Sociology
  • Clinical placement/internship

Assessment is through a combination of end-of-semester exams and continuous assessment, including assessment of performance on clinical placements.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

The following documentation must be submitted within 10 days of applying to CAO

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results. 
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
  • In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    23800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23800 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7360 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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