Nursing Management

Nursing and midwifery

Course details

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Management is a short (six-month) programme for nurses/midwives who are educated to certificate/diploma level and would like to further their learning in the areas of health financial management, human resource management and nursing education.

Course code: C10901

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 six-month Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Management programme is run over one academic 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
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