The Pre Nursing course is designed as programme of preparatory study to enter a degree programme in Nursing Studies. Students undertaking this course can also apply for training positions in General Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Intellectual Disability Nursing and Childrens Nursing.
The Pre Nursing course introduces students to the caring role of the nurse and emphasises the importance of interpersonal communication. It equips them with the skills and knowledge to care for patients in a safe and hygienic environment.
Students will learn the basic principles of infection control and are taught to apply standard precautions in relation to infection control. They will learn the structure and function of the human body and gain an understanding of the interrelationship between the systems of the body. They study the levels of personal development to understand the concepts of mental age and chronological age in order to be able to relate to people at a level appropriate to their needs.
- QQI Level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies - 5M4349
Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Acceptance to Full Time courses is interview based, there are no specific points requirements.
We are committed to ensuring you gain the most, academically and personally, during your study time with Portobello. To facilitate this, we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 14 students on part-time programmes. With these uniquely small classes, we create the environment for you get to know everyone in your group, you can then feel comfortable and confident to ask questions and our tutors have the time to attend to the needs of each and every student. Many of our students tell us of the lifelong friendships they have made during their study time with Portobello.
We understand the challenge of completing assignments at third level, the new skills and the change in thinking sometimes needed to put on paper, all that you have learned. We offer our students the opportunity to submit a draft assignment for informal feedback before submitting the final version. We care about your success, we want you to achieve the best you can and we offer you the individual support to acquire the skills you need to communicate what you have learned whilst studying with Portobello Institute.
This is a full time course delivered over 4 days a week or 2 days a week for 4 modules (Jan - Apr) and a further 4 modules (Oct - Jan)
Course Content Modules
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Care Support
- Human Growth and Development
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Work Experience
- Care Skills
- Introduction to Nursing
- Safety and Health
- Occupational First Aid (additional fee)
Back to Education Allowance
If you are currently unemployed and in receipt of a social welfare payment you may be eligible to the Back to Education Allowance which allows you to return to education and still retain your welfare payment You must be aged 21 or over and be accepted onto an accredited full time course to meet the criteria. Please speak with your local welfare office to discuss your eligibility as there may be an alternative route.
Name: Pre Nursing Certificate Full time
Cost: 4153 Euro
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- QQI exam fee: included