GradDip Primary Care Nursing Practice

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

Curricular information is subject to change

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This programme is aimed to equip Primary Care Nurses with the ethos founded on the principles of primary health care. The Programme is open to Primary Care Nurses working either as Practice Nurses working in General Practice or Community Nurses working in Public Health Nursing services. We value the student's broad concrete experience. We, therefore, encourage them to be active, motivated, autonomous learners who have a critical and reflective approach to Primary Health Care. The Programme will emphasize the knowledge development and critical capacities for evidence-informed practice and a range of competencies to meet the demands of the nursing role in Primary Care and to enable role expansion within the scope of nursing practice.

We aim to provide a learning environment that encourages students to challenge the nurse’s role in Primary care constructively, either individually or as a team, to develop their own and others’ leadership and advocacy skills. Webinars, self-directed clinical practice, and autonomous and self-directed learning are key elements in the programme’s design. In this approach to learning, the programme uses teaching, learning, and assessment approaches such as a quality improvement project, literature review, reflective practice, advanced health assessment, group work, case reports and using technology platforms for effective learning

  • appraise current health and social policy as it applies to Primary health nursing
  • have proficient skills in person-centred approaches, seeking to strengthen the position of patients and their participation in care.
  • integrate core professional values and ethics in Primary Health care
  • respond to the changing needs of primary care and develop an understanding of wider determinants of health, deprivation and inequalities in health, and the strategies and health policy required to improve community and populations health at a national and international level
  • identify and integrate best evidence into practice
  • have knowledge and understanding of best practices in common issues in a primary care setting. Exhibit the comprehensive knowledge and skills required to competently perform as a Primary Care nurse appropriate to the scope of practice.
  • work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, voluntary/ lay workers and the community to promote health and wellbeing

GradDip Primary Care Nursing Practice (X940) Full Time
EU/NONEU    fee per year - € 8330

***Fees are subject to change

The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip Primary Care Nursing Practice FT (X940)
1 Years
Full Time