Nursing (Peri-operative Care), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    10500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    4200 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
The overall aim of the programme is to provide registered nurses with the opportunity to enhance previously acquired professional education and develop critical inquiry, knowledge and skills, attributes and competencies in preparation for developing roles within nursing.

About

Successful completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma) will provide students with the academic qualifications necessary to be considered for Clinical Nurse Specialist posts. Successful completion of year 2 (MSc) will provide students with the academic qualifications to be considered for Advanced Nursing Practice posts. The programme provides opportunities to explore research as evidence for enhancing and changing practice. The programme also provides opportunities for nurses to develop critical thinking and reflective skills at specialist and advanced practice levels. The programme will develop professional qualities and a high level of competence in the promotion of excellence and current best practice in the delivery and appraisal of advancing practice.

On completion of the programme the student will: 

  • Critically examine best practice in meeting the perioperative care needs of the surgical patient.
  • Critically evaluate philosophical concepts and evidence underpinning perioperative care.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of contemporary nursing skills in the assessment and management of patients in a perioperative environment.
  • Apply critical thinking skills and ethical decision making required for advancing practice.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written, verbal, and digital communication skills, at individual and collaborative levels.
  • Critically examine the value of multidisciplinary collaboration in the provision of safe and quality evidenced based perioperative care.
  • Critically review current innovations and developments in leading and managing change in perioperative practice.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the research process.
  • Demonstrate commitment to life-long learning while fostering self-development and self-evaluation.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for personal and professional development in advancing perioperative care.
  • Apply critical thinking and reflective skills in promoting and advancing perioperative practice.
  • Appreciate the contribution of research in informing and advancing practice within a perioperative setting.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University of Limerick (UL) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Limerick (UL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Research – Methods andMethodology (12 Credits)
  • Theoretical Principles of Perioperative Nursing ((9 Credits)
  • Clinical Practicum 1 ( 9 Credits)
  • Dissertation 1 ( 9 Credits)
  • Promoting Quality and Safety in Health Care (12 Credits)
  • Managing and Co-ordinating Perioperative Nursing (9 Credits)
  • Clinical Practicum 2 (9 Credits)
  • Dissertation 2 (21 Credits)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A registered nurse on the current register of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • Be engaged in practice as a registered nurse for at least one year
  • Students would normally possess a primary degree (Minimum 2.2) or show evidence of  recognized prior learning  (RPL) as outlined in  the (RPL) policy of the University and Department of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Students are required to be working in a perioperative setting for the duration of the programme
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet criteria identified in the English Language qualifications set by the University of Limerick
  • The MSc in Nursing (Perioperative Care) will be offered as a full time programme but taken on a   part time basis over two years with the option of an exit award on completion of year 1 (Graduate Diploma). Students can also opt to progress to year two for the MSc award having attained a minimum QCA of 2.00 at the end of year one.
  •  Standard Degree Applicants/ Include with your application

    • Full degree transcript and certificates/awards (including English translation if applicable
    • English language qualifications   (Taken in the last 2 years, if English is not your first language)
    • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland current registration certificate
    • Clinical Practice Environment Self-Assessment Audit Declaration
    • Copy of birth certificate (Long Document)
    • An application fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bankdraft/Cheque.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      10500 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      4200 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 4200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

    Living costs for Limerick

    850 - 1,150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

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