This programme will enhance your existing knowledge and skills in caring for patients with rheumatic disease. Possessing of this enhanced level of expertise will enable you to become a valuable member of the multidisciplinary team specialising in rheumatology.
This course is aimed at advancing the registered nurses repertoire of knowledge and skills for professional practice in the care of people with Rheumatic Disease.
The course aims to build upon and advance the registered nurse's repertoire of knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values within the chosen field of Rheumatology Nursing. It aims to develop the practitioner’s capacities for caring and competent practice in Rheumatology, in order to prepare the nurse to provide a patient-centred service
The curriculum is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills with respect to the holistic assessment and management of patients with rheumatic disease.
On successful completion of the programme, you will receive a Graduate Diploma in Rheumatology Nursing from the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. The programme is recognised nationally and is a highly regarded qualification for nurses caring for patients in Ireland.
Blackboard, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that supports online learning and teaching, is used extensively.
This is a one year academic programme, broken into two trimesters. Assessments are varied (assignments/short examination questions/MCQ/case presentation/practical examination) and occur at intervals throughout and at the end of the trimesters.
Pathophysiology of Rheumatic Disease
Holistic Approaches to Rheumatology Care
Specialist Rheumatology Nursing Practice
Clinical Practicum (Rheumatology Nursing)
Upon completion of the programme, you will be well positioned to work in a variety of care settings both nationally and internationally. Many graduates also proceed to assume CNM/Educational/Clinical Facilitator roles.
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1. RPL for admission to a UCD programme
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