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Introduction to Nursing Studies

Introduction to Nursing Studies

Course No 138


One Year Full Time Course


QQI Level 5 Certification Nursing Studies Award 5M4349 Certificate in Lifting and Handling Certificate in Adult CPR

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate standard. Science subject desirable. Grade O6 in ordinary level Maths is mandatory for entry to Nursing Degree programmes in Ireland and Grade O5 in Ordinary level Maths for entry to UK Degree programmes. All eligible applicants will be interviewed. Academic requirements may be waived for mature applicants.

Work Placement

Work experience is an essential part of the course whereby students will spend time during the year in a suitable place of employment.

Course Aims

This is a preparatory course for students who intend to go on to further training for the BSc Degree in Nurse Education either in Ireland or UK. The course introduces students to subjects/topics commonly studied in the first year of the nursing degree programme.


Course Content Overview (or Year One)

Anatomy & Physiology

Infection Prevention Control

Human Growth & Development

Care Skills


Nursing Theory & Practice

Care of Older Person

Work Experience (1 day per week)



Future Prospects

 The number of places allocated to QQI students who successfully meet the QQI criteria for nurse training in Irish Universities can be found at the following link.

This criteria applies to all colleges who run the QQI Level 5 Introduction to Nursing Studies Course.

To maximise career opportunities for our students, Marino College has also developed strong relationships and links with UK Universities. Throughout the years we have seen many students successfully undertake their Nurse Education in the UK and Ireland. Many are now practicing in Ireland.

Many Students progress to full Nursing qualifications, whilst others find employment in the broader health care setting.

While primarily focussed on preparing students for studying Nursing at University, students who achieve the award can also work as health care assistants in hospitals and other Health Care institutions.