Nursing Theory and Practice Level 5 (Blended)

Mon 6.30 – 9.30 pm • Duration: 12 weeks

Tuition Fee:        €180
Start Date:     Monday 23rd September 2024

This blended learning programme is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment. This award teaches you the theory, principles and practice underpinning the nursing process and nursing profession. This will enable you to perform a range of basic nursing skills.

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Development of nursing as a profession
  • Functions of the health care structures and specialties in Ireland and the effects of European Union directives on nursing
  • Stages of the nursing process and how they relate to patient care
  • Code of Practice for nurses
  • Activities of daily living and how to assist a patient in these activities
  • Common nursing terminology and medical abbreviations
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary health care teams and their functions
  • Importance of precision in administering drugs and recording the procedure
  • Empathic behavior of the care worker
  • Safe lifting techniques
  • Measurement and accurate recording of temperature, respiration, blood pressure and fluid balance
  • Common infections to include the organisms that cause them, the modes of transmission of these organisms, the effects of each infection and how to prevent infection and cross infection

Important Information

The approach to delivery may have to be adjusted at short notice moving to online depending on advice from the Government.  Refunds will NOT BE given if classes have to move online from the classroom.  Please ensure that you have access to a device to support your learning and you are comfortable to move online.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered through a blended learning approach (classroom / online)

• Students must have basic IT Skills.
• Access to the use of a laptop/PC/tablet/smart phone
• Google Chrome is the recommended browser
• Good internet connection.


Skills Demo         50%

Examination        50%

Tuition Fee:        €180

Accreditation:     QQI Minor Award in Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325  (5M4349)

Start Date:  Monday 23rd September 2024