Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

School of Nursing & Midwifery programmes

We have a wide selection of programmes ranging from PhD or MSc to BSc bridging programmes and a wide variety of specialities including wound managementinfection controlrespiratory care and leadership and management for nurses. Browse our courses below or contact us and we will be happy to help you find the programme best for you.

MSc Nursing (Advanced Leadership)

Nurse leaders learn to fulfil their potential by developing core strategic leadership values.

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BSc Nursing Management

BSc Nursing Management

This bridging programme is for nurses/midwives who are Cert/Diploma qualified and wish to update their qualification.

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Nurse Prescribing

Nurse Prescribing

Nurses and midwives will acquire the knowledge to prescribe medication within their scope of practice.

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Advanced Leadership

Students will enhance their knowledge underpinning leadership, change and strategy.

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Cervical Screening

This programme provides students with the skills to take care of a patient requiring screening.

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Care of the Older Person

Older Person Nursing Gerontological

Our programme gives students the opportunity to improve the care delivered to the older person.

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Respiratory Care in Nursing Practice

Respiratory Nursing

Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of the adult respiratory system and associated conditions.

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Wound Management & Tissue Viability

Wound Management Nursing

Programme students are educated by some of the most prominent clinical and academic leaders in wound care. 

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Infection Prevention & Control Nursing

Students will utilise advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills relating to infection prevention and control.

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Emergency Nursing

Students will gain experience of caring for patients, with a variety of needs, in varying emergency environment.

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Coronary Care Nursing

Cardiac Nursing CCU

Students will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, experience and clinical expertise.

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Gerontological Nursing

Older Person Nursing Gerontological

Students will gain valuable clinical exposure to the rehabilitation of the older person and living with chronic illness and disability.

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Intensive Therapy Nursing

ICU Nursing

Critical care students will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, experience and clinical expertise.

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Neuroscience Nursing

Neuroscience Nursing

Programme students will acquire the knowledge to care for patients with complex neurological conditions.

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Cancer Nursing

Cancer Nursing

Students will utilise advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills relating to the management of major cancer diseases.

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Operating Department Nursing

Students will gain valuable clinical exposure in a variety of specialist theatre settings as part of the programme.

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Renal Nursing

Renal Nursing

Students will acquire the theory and clinical skills necessary to provide care to patients with renal/urological disorders.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Neonatal Nursing

Learn how to critically assess, plan, implement and evaluate care of the sick preterm infant and explore how preterm birth affects an infant.

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Peri-Operative Children's Nursing

Peri-Operative Children's Nursing

Children's peri operative nurses will enhance their competency while developing reflective and leaderships skills.

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Ear Nose & Throat Nursing

ENT Nursing

Students will gain knowledge and understanding of clinically applied anatomy and physiology of the ENT system.

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Ophthalmic Nursing

Ophthalmic Nursing

Students will acquire the knowledge to critique and demonstrate an understanding of ophthalmic nursing.

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Orthopaedic Nursing

Orthopaedic Nursing

Students in this programme will gain expert knowledge and exposure to various aspects of orthopaedic nursing.

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MSc Nursing Year 2

A graduate of a Postgraduate Diploma in RCSI or elsewhere may be eligible for advanced entry into the 2nd year of our MSc. 

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PhD/Masters (Research)

PhD and Masters by Research students have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of healthcare worldwide.

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