Nursing - Peri-Operative
- Graduate Certificate
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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment
Start Date: September 2016.
X551 Grad Dip
X713 Grad Cert
Applicants for September 2016 intake, please note that applications will open on 01 October 2015.
1 year full-time
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Hold a Primary Degree in Nursing or equivalent in a related discipline or apply for Recognition of Prior Learning
Be entered onto the general division of the Nurses Register maintained by NMBI
Have a minimum of two year's post-registration experience in nursing.
Have at least one year's experience in the peri-operative environment within the last five year.
Normally, have a specified period of experience in the area of anaesthesia/post-anaesthesia nursing, and in the area of pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative nursing.
Candidates must be employed in the peri-operative environment prior to commencing the course and for the duration of the course for a minimum of 75 hours per month
Other criteria to be used in the assessment of the application include number of years and type of peri-operative experience, and evidence of on-going professional development.
Documents to be submitted with your application:
Original transcript(s) including date and grading of degree award (non UCD Graduates only) & notarised English translations where relevant
A current photocopy of NMBI registration
Copy of Birth Certificate or Personal Page of Passport
Signed Declaration Form from Employer (original form)
Two completed Professional Reference Forms (original form)
Completed Clinical Competence Assessor Nomination Form signed by the nominee
Completed Candidate Clinical Experience Record (non-partner Hospital sites)
Evidence of proficiency in English language (applicants whose first language is not English)
Who is the programme for?
This Programme is for nurses who have a primary degree (or equivalent) in nursing or a related discipline with at least two year's post-registration experience with one year's experience in the peri-operative environment. Usually, applicants have experience in the areas of anaesthesia, intra-operative, post-anaesthesia care nursing. The Programme is designed to expand the knowledge and clinical skills of nurses who already are engaged in the care of people within the peri-operative environment. Candidates must be employed in a peri-operative environment at the commencement of and for the full duration of the programme.
What is the programme about?
Peri-operative nursing requires an advanced knowledge base, skilled assessment, prompt intervention and ongoing evaluation. This programme is designed to provide nurses with an opportunity to develop, enhance and maintain these specialist skills required to care for patients in the peri-operative environment. It also provides students with an opportunity for personal growth and professional development.
This programme aims to enable students to develop new knowledge and greater understanding of the principles and theories, which underpin the various aspects of peri-operative nursing, including nursing theory and theory in the bio-psychosocial sciences.
What will I learn?
The emphasis throughout the programme is on practical application of specialist nursing knowledge and skills in peri-operative contexts. The programme comprises 6 credit-bearing modules.
How will I beneﬁt?
This programme will enhance career prospects and provide the building blocks for lifelong self-directed learning. It will provide key knowledge and the critical skills required to be a more effective clinician and to innovate and lead in peri-operative nursing practice.
Teaching methods / Information technology
A wide range of innovative teaching and assessment methods are used, including lectures, workshops, tutorials, online media, debate, case presentations and clinical assessments. Through the curriculum structure, students are enabled to apply their theoretical knowledge in the clinical setting. There are designated clinical placement requirements in this programme. Students remain attached to their own peri-operative environment for the duration of the training programme once their peri-operative environment meets the required designated clinical placements.
Running over one calendar-year, this three-semester specialist training programme consists of six modules of study. The modular structure offers ﬂexibility and ease-of-access in order to best meet the educational needs of the students.
Core modules & European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
Research Methodologies 15 (Semester 1)
Foundations of Anaesthetic & Operative Nursing Care 7.5 (Semester 1)
Theoretical Bases of Nursing 15 (Semester 2)
Intra-Operative Nursing Care 7.5 (Semester 2)
Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing Care 7.5 (Semester 2)
Clinical Practicum 7.5 (Semester 3)
Total = 60 ECTS
Number of Credits
Careers or Further Progression
With the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Peri-operative Nursing) students have the requisite knowledge and clinical skills to work in a wide variety of peri-operative care settings, both in Ireland and internationally.