Who should complete this course?
Learners who successfully complete this course will:
This distance learning, FETAC/QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration. The course documentation for this FETAC/QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. If students require extra time to complete the course they can apply for an extension. Assignments may be emailed or posted to the College whichever is more convenient.
Specific Learning Outcomes include:
UNIT ONE: THE HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING
UNIT TWO: THE NURSING PROCESS
UNIT THREE: THE IRISH HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
UNIT FOUR: CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS & SAFE PRACTICES
UNIT FIVE: INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL
Preferred entry level:
Programme Entry Requirements:
Examination (Theory-Based) 50% Skills Demonstration 50%
Examination: The internal assessor will devise a theory-based examination that assesses the candidate’s ability to recall and apply theory and understanding, requiring responses to a range of question types, short answer and structured. These questions may be answered in different media such as in writing or orally. The examination will be based on a range of specific learning outcomes and will be 2 hours in duration. The format of the examination will be as follows:
Section A 12 short answer questions Candidates are required to answer 10 (2 marks each).
Section B 4 structured questions Candidates are required to answer 3 (10 marks each).
Skills Demonstration: In one or more skills demonstrations, candidates will be observed carrying out the following tasks:
1. measurement and recording of temperature 2. measurement and recording of pulse 3. measurement and recording of respiration 4. measurement and recording of blood pressure 5. measurement and recording of fluid balance. The tasks may be assessed over a period of time.
Pass 50 – 64% Merit 65 – 79% Distinction 80 – 100%
Please note all exams will take place at our offices in Dublin or in a location in Louth and will incur a €50.00 examination fee.
This QQI Nursing Theory & Practice 5N4325 course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.
Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.