Dungarvan College / Coláiste Dhún Garbhán is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board Centre.
Waterford & Wexford ETB

Nursing Studies

Nursing Studies

Course Description

Learners are offered a practical and theoretical introduction to a career in nursing. Learners complete work placement in a clinical/ward environment. Training is completed using simulation equipment to help learners understand how to care for patients. The programme gives learners a realistic insight into what the world of nursing entails and enhances learner's opportunities to get a place on a third-level college course. Many higher education colleges have reserved places on their courses for graduates of QQI Nursing Studies.

Programme Content

  • Nursing Theory & Practice
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Care Skills
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Psychology
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progression Opportunities

  • BSc Nursing - UCD (10 reserved QQI places)
  • BSc General/Children's Mental Health
  • Nursing/Midwifery - UCC (22 reserved QQI places)
  • BSc in Applied Healthcare - SETU (2 reserved DC places)
  • BA Social Science - SETU (5 reserved DC places)

While we make every effort to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date at the time of publication, this information may be subject to changes or amendments by third-level institutions or other sources. Therefore, we recommend that you always verify the information with the relevant institutions or authorities before making any decisions based on it.


  • Awarding Body: QQI
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Award Code: 5M4349
  • Level: 5
  • Award Title: Nursing Studies

Additional Qualifications

First Aid, CPR, Patient and Manual Handling, Safeguarding the Vulnerable Adult, Dignity at Work, Fluid Balance Monitoring, Infection Control, Hand Hygiene, Open Disclosure.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course may pursue careers in the field of nursing, as care assistants or in health-related areas.


Every year a number of learners have the opportunity to travel to another European country for three weeks fully funded work experience. The students attend work in their vocational area.


College Registration Fee €200

For more information on the Nursing Studies course contact the course coordinator Sarah Cullinan at sarahcullinan@wwetb.ie

Youghal Rd, Cloneety, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 PV34
058 41184
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