Nursing Management (bridging programme)

Nursing and midwifery

Course details

The BSc in Nursing Management is a bridging programme for nurses/midwives who are educated to certificate/diploma level and would like to further their learning with an honours level programme.  

This part-time, one-year programme is primarily aimed at nurses following a management career pathway and employed in managerial positions. The degree specific modules in this programme allow you to explore key managerial issues in relation to health financial management, together with human resource management. 

Course code: C10201SEP

Learning outcomes 

This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Evaluate the factors that influence health; and identify and plan health promotion interventions appropriate to patient/client needs in their areas of care.
  • Reflect on the role of nursing management and leadership in order to work effectively as integrated members of multi/interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
  • Analyse healthcare financing systems and evaluate the allocation of resources and the impact of this on the role of the nurse manager.
  • Evaluate the theory of human resource management in a variety of clinical nursing environments.


The BSc in Nursing Management programme is run over two academic semesters; three modules are completed in the first semester and three modules in the second semester.

Classes are delivered through blended learning with study days taking place in RCSI Dublin, once every two weeks.

The programme modules are:

Module name Credits Assessment method
Evidence-Based Nursing & Midwifery 10 Two assignments
Patient Safety, Quality Improvement & Risk Management 10 Assignment
Reflection on Nursing and Midwifery Values for Legal and Ethical practice 10 Reflective essay and assignment
 Leadership and Management 10 Case study and assignment
Human Resource & Financial Management 10 Assignment and online quiz
Education for Professional Practice 10 Small group presentation and assignment