Nursing Studies

If you would like to be a nurse, then our Nursing Studies course will provide a foundation to support your progression to a Nursing Degree course, both in Ireland and the UK.

Nursing Studies is designed to equip you with detailed knowledge and practical skills to pursue further study in the nursing roles. You can learn about this vital career area and build on your potential to progress.

This course can support progression to higher education courses in a variety of nursing disciplines.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Pre-higher education qualification
  • High-level practical skills training
  • Detailed technical knowledge
  • Expert qualified nursing teaching team
  • Includes essential additional qualifications
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Care Skills
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Nursing Theory and Practice
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

Graduates are eligible to apply for academic progression routes in Nursing in Ireland and the UK. Graduates are also qualified to work as Health Care Assistants in a variety of health and community settings.

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Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Nursing Studies 5M4349
  • Pre-hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Responder
  • Patient Lifting & Manual Handling


  • Standard registration and L5 exam costs
    (see costs, fees and finance)
  • PHECC First Aid Responder €200
  • Patient Lifting and Manual Handling €82
  • Breakaway Training €50

Additional Costs

  • Students on this programme require a uniform, average cost is – €40

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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PLSS Code: 331901
Coordinator: Maria Beagan

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.