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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 D in ordinary level Maths is mandatory for entry to  Nursing Degree programmes in Ireland and Grade C in Ordinary level Maths for entry to UK Degreee 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 for the nursing profession.

Course Content Overview (or Year One)

Anatomy & Physiology

Infection Prevention Control

Human Growth & Development

Care Skills


Nursing Theory & Practice

Word Processing Level 5

Work Experience (1 day per week)

Care of Older Person  


Future Prospects

Currently there are approximately 72 places offered, in total, to students who successfully meet the QQI criteria for nurse training in Irish Universities. 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 other 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.