The Postgraduate Diploma in Critical Care Nursing will prepare you to exercise an advanced level of clinical judgment and practice – beyond what is required of a registered general nurse (RGN) – in your specialist area of critical care.
The programme aims to assist you in taking a leading role in advancing and developing nursing and midwifery in this area, and effecting policy change in professional practice and health service provision. It will also offer you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge, experience and clinical expertise in the challenging and dynamic environment that is critical care.
The role of the nurse as a clinician, patient advocate, researcher, educator and innovator are all developed to meet the multiple and complex needs of the patient with critical illness. This programme is suitable for nurses who are taking up new posts in critical care or for those who have been working in the area for some time but have not completed postgraduate education.
The programme is delivered part-time over the course of one academic year, with an option to complete the programme over a period of up to three years if necessary.
Prospective students who are working in Beaumont Hospital can apply for the hospital-based programme, delivered in partnership with Beaumont Hospital. Students working in other locations will undertake their studies through a combination of online lectures and classes in the RCSI Dublin campus.
- Strand A (RCSI/Beaumont): C1207BEAUMONT
- Strand B (RCSI): C1207 RCSI