CS01 - Level 5 Nursing Studies

The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work under supervision in a variety of healthcare settings and/or to progress to higher education and training.


Is this course right for you?

The course is structured to provide a foundation in theory and practice of health science for learners with the potential for academic progression routes in Nursing and related Health Studies in Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland and the UK. Note: Minimum entry requirement for Nursing Studies is Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) – preferably to include English & Biology or equivalent.

What will you study?

The Nursing Studies course combines a range of modules that provide the learners with realistic experience of the academic demands of studying nursing/health related courses at third level. This course offers an opportunity to gain practical experience in care provision with work experience one day per week, in addition to a three-week block placement, which learners arrange in a health care setting.

Areas of study to include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nursing Theory & Practice
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Care Provision & Practice
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Elder Abuse Training FAR (First Aid Response)
Patient Safer Moving and Handling

Social Studies
Infection Prevention & Control

Qualifications Obtained

5M4349 QQI Level 5 Nursing Studies

Patient Safer Moving and Handling – Charter of Physiotherapist or HSA.

FAR (First Aid Response) – Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

Further Information

Find out about Entry Requirements.

For more information on this course, please contact Roisin Lavelle.

CS01 - Level 5 Nursing Studies

CS01 - Level 5 Nursing Studies

Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00
First Aid Responder €190.00 TBC

There will be additional fees for Handling and Lifting

CS01 - Level 5 Nursing Studies

Career Prospects

Nursing Studies graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Adult Nursing│Intellectual Disability Nursing │Psychiatric Nursing │Paediatric Nursing │Midwifery │Health related Science e.g. Medical Laboratory Technician.

Degree Progression

There are many degree options available from this course, including:

College Course Area Level
DCU General Nursing 8
DCU Mental Health Nursing 8
LYIT Psychiatric Nursing 8
DCU Intellectual Disability Nursing 8
DKIT Midwifery 8