What will I learn?

Are you interested in caring for people? Do you have good communication skills, enjoy working as part of a team and have qualities such as kindness and respect? Are you willing to learn, practice your skills and become competent in nursing? If so, general nursing may be the career for you.

Why Study General Nursing at UL?

General nursing is a broad area of practice and involves caring for people with acute and long-term illness in hospital and community settings. General nursing provides a person-centered holistic approach to care, respecting each individual’s uniqueness and dignity. Registered General Nurses (RGNs) work collaboratively and in partnership with patients, their families/carers, the wider community and other health professionals in providing a proactive, evidence-based quality holistic service. The BSc Nursing (General) programme is designed to provide students with the understanding, knowledge, skills and attitudes required to deliver compassionate care that is responsive to the needs of individuals within evolving healthcare settings.

The BSc. Nursing (General) is a full-time four-year degree offered by the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, the University of Limerick in conjunction with the Health Service Executive West (Limerick, Clare and Tipperary North). On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to present for registration with Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and practise as a Registered General Nurse (R.G.N.).

Nursing programmes at The University of Limerick offer a valuable opportunity to study on a renowned and beautiful campus with enthusiastic and experienced lecturers who support student learning both in practice with our service partners and on campus.

The Programme is offered full time over four years. The curriculum encompasses the development of theory and practice simultaneously, with the programme structured as follows:

63 weeks Theory (minimum)
45 weeks un-rostered Clinical Placement
36 weeks Internship

During the course, you will study nursing, caring, communication, health and health promotion, infection prevention and control. Biological sciences, sociology, psychology, law and ethics, pharmacology, research and evidence in health are examples of other modules you will study. This course is full-time 4-year programme and includes practice placements throughout the Mid-West region. As this course leads to an academic and professional qualification, students will need to put time and effort into study.

Nursing is a demanding profession both physically and emotionally. Successful applicants must be of good physical and mental health and have the ability to achieve the required competencies of a nurse. Offers of places on the nursing programmes are subject to satisfactory completion of Garda Vetting & Health Screening, including vaccination. This will be organised by the Department of Nursing and Midwifery. Prospective students should be aware that there is likely to be a cost implication borne by the student for health screening and vaccination.

Employability skills from this degree

Flexibility
Adaptability
Empathy
Organisational skills and time-management
Leadership
Determination and tenacity
Conducting research

Utilising research and evidence-based practice
Problem-solving and decision-making
Collaboration
Working in partnership with different disciplines
Teamwork
Compassion
Professional responsibility and accountability

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€25,212.00 (US$ 29,245) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 July 2022

More details

Start date

5 September 2022

Venue

University of Limerick

Limerick,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English. Irish Leaving Certificate English: Ordinary Level Grade D or above; TOEFL: 580 (paper based) OR 90 (internet based); IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any component; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59)

For international students

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate English: Ordinary Level Grade D or above

TOEFL: 580 (paper based) OR 90 (internet based)

IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any component

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is an affordable place for students to gain a top-class education which will boost their future career prospects.

  • Named the Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2019
  • Voted best Student Campus in Ireland in 2019 and 2020
  • 3rd in Europe for Employability and Career Preparation
  • Affordable cost of living, with scholarships available