The Professional Certificate Heart Failure Nursing is a 10 ECTS level 9 programme that is based on the curriculum developed by UCD and The Heart Failure Association & Council of Nursing & Allied Professionals of the European Society of Cardiology. It focuses on the role of the nurse in the care of persons with heart failure. This course will provide the nurse with an opportunity to develop, enhance and maintain the specialist skills that are required to care for patients with heart failure
All registered nurses who provide clinical nursing care to persons with heart failure.
The Professional Certificate in Nursing Studies (Heart Failure) aims to:
· Assist students to gain advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes based on a holistic view of the patient throughout the continuum of care.
· Develop a greater understanding of the holistic principles which underpin the various aspects of nursing particularly in relation to heart failure.
· Provide students with an opportunity for personal growth and professional development.
· Develop skills to enhance their professional practice, including physical assessment skills, critical analysis, creative thinking, decision making, and communication skills.
On successful completion of all components of this programme the student will be awarded a UCD Professional Certificate in Heart Failure Nursing.
It is essential that you have access to a personal computer and an email account as communication with students is primarily undertaken by email. Lecture handouts/announcements are made available to students via Blackboard (a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that supports online learning and teaching) and/or via email. Messages from the university regarding examination policy and procedures are also sent via email.
The Professional Certificate in Heart Failure Nursing consists of one 10 credit module.
We use a range of teaching methods including lectures, workshops, seminars and discussion forum.
Students will be invited to attend classes on camous (usually three times during the programme - dates for 2021 TBC)
Module learning outcomes will be assessed via an online student forum and a poster presentation.
This course will provide you with professional currency and credibility in the clinical setting. You will be afforded a rewarding educational experience which you can apply directly in clinical practice. The key knowledge and skills gained on this course will also enable you to innovate and lead in your area of practice.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
All applicants must hold an academic qualification at NQAI Level 8 (e.g., Honours Degree or Higher Diploma). Applicants who do not possess an academic award at Level 8 or higher, may apply for entry on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Students will be asked to submit a portfolio of evidence demonstrating their ability to undertake the programmes. For further information please click here.
Applications for this course are made online at: www.UCD.ie/apply
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Applications are made online through UCD Applications. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview (either face-to-face or via telecommunication) as part of the admission process.
Please note that all applicants are required to pay a €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.
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Please note that all applicants are required to pay the €50 application fee. Your application cannot be processed fully unless the application fee has been paid.
More information about fees is available on the UCD website at the link below:
Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) applications must be submitted online through your SISWeb account.
There are two instances in which you can apply to have recognised prior learning taken into account when applying for a programme in UCD.
1. RPL for admission to a UCD programme
If you are a prospective student seeking admission to UCD and you do not meet the required admissions criteria as set down for a particular programme of study in UCD, you may apply to be admitted based on prior learning.
2. RPL for exemption from a module or modules on a UCD programme
If you have been accepted onto a UCD programme and wish to have credit transferred towards the requirements of the UCD programme of study, you may apply for RPL from a module or modules.
When applying for RPL, please note the following:
TO APPLY FOR RPL PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=APPLY
Please read the UCD Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning at this link: UCD Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning