Continual Professional Development

Certificate in Management and Leadership for Healthcare [LEVEL 8].

Waterford Institute of Technology.

The aim of this programme is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to manage themselves and others within the healthcare environment.It is designed for health care professionals interested in further study and working full or part time.

Further information can be obtained at;

Doctor of Nursing and Doctor of Midwifery Degree


Master’s Doctor of Nursing (DN) degree programme.
The DN is the highest degree for nurse/midwives interested in
a clinical focused doctorate. It is similar to the MD for doctors.
Students who had a clinical focus in their Master’s degree
programme will take the required credits for the DN.

The programme can be completed in three years of study.

This programme will be advertised March 2013 for next intake of students.

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The School offers a professional doctorate programme leading to the award of a degree of Doctor of Nursing (DN) or a degree of Doctor of Midwifery (DM). The programme of advanced education and training incorporates taught modular elements, applied professional practice and supervised research and is aimed at experienced senior nurses and midwives who are already assuming new and challenging leadership roles in clinical practice or in the development and management of nursing or midwifery services. The programme enables nurses and midwives to further develop their specialist professional knowledge and leadership skills and provides them with the requisite training to research their professional practice and to develop disciplinary knowledge in their respective fields of practice.

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Certificate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing)

If you are interested in becoming a nurse/midwife prescriber please visit the HSE Website here or the below colleges websites:

University College Dublin

University Limerick

University College Cork


UCD offer an MSc in EMS (Immediate Care). This course is open to Doctors, Nurses and Advanced Paramedics. Please see the link below for further details

Doctorate in Nursing Degree at UCC

The Doctor of Nursing degree is a full-time programme running for 36 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Students may apply to transfer their registration to part-time status in Year 3 of the programme, such students must complete the programme within 48 months of registration for the programme..

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