Nursing (Perioperative Care) MSc
The overall aim of the program is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to enhance previously acquired professional education and develop critical inquiry, knowledge and skills, attributes and competencies in preparation for developing roles within nursing. Successful completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma) will provide students with the academic qualifications necessary to be considered for Clinical Nurse Specialist posts. Successful completion of year 2 (MSc) will provide students with the academic qualifications to be considered for Advanced Nursing Practice posts. The program provides opportunities to explore research as evidence for enhancing and changing practice. The program also provides opportunities for nurses to develop critical thinking and reflective skills at specialist and advanced practice levels. The program will develop professional qualities and a high level of competence in the promotion of excellence and current best practice in the delivery and appraisal of advancing practice.
- A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
- Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year
- Students would normally possess a primary degree (Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of recognized prior learning (RPL) as outlined in the (RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery
- Students are required to be working in a perioperative setting for the duration of the program
- The MSc in Nursing (Perioperative Care) will be offered as a full-time program but taken on a part-time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Health Research – Methods and Methodology (12 Credits)
- Theoretical Principles of Perioperative Nursing ((9 Credits)
- Clinical Practicum 1 ( 9 Credits)
- Promoting Quality and Safety in Health Care (12 Credits)
- Managing and Co-ordinating Perioperative Nursing (9 Credits)
- Clinical Practicum 2 (9 Credits)
- Dissertation 1
- Dissertation 2
- EU: €4,750
- Non-EU: €11,733
- EU: €4,614
- Non-EU: €11,394
Scholarships & funding
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
On completion of the program the student will:
- Critically examine best practice in meeting the perioperative care needs of the surgical patient.
- Critically evaluate philosophical concepts and evidence underpinning perioperative care.
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of contemporary nursing skills in the assessment and management of patients in a perioperative environment.
- Apply critical thinking skills and ethical decision making required for advancing practice.
- Demonstrate proficiency in written, verbal, and digital communication skills, at individual and collaborative levels.
- Critically examine the value of multidisciplinary collaboration in the provision of safe and quality evidenced based perioperative care.
- Critically review current innovations and developments in leading and managing change in perioperative practice.
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the research process.
- Demonstrate commitment to life-long learning while fostering self-development and self-evaluation.
- Demonstrate responsibility for personal and professional development in advancing perioperative care.
- Apply critical thinking and reflective skills in promoting and advancing perioperative practice.
- Appreciate the contribution of research in informing and advancing practice within a perioperative setting.
Successful completion of year one of the Masters in Nursing (Perioperative Care) program (Graduate Diploma award) will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for clinical nurse specialist posts. The MSc award on successful completion of year 2 will provide students with the academic qualifications required to be considered eligible for advanced practice posts
About this institute
University of Limerick
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