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Graduate Diploma in Breast Care Nursing


Course Description

The Graduate Diploma in Breast Care Nursing is aimed at advancing the registered nurse’s repertoire of knowledge and skills for professional practice in the care of patients with breast conditions.

This Graduate Diploma is particularly aimed at preparing the nurse to assume the role of clinical nurse specialist in Breast Care Nursing.
Particular emphasis is placed on recent national and international research findings and/or evidence-based guidelines and recommendations aimed at ensuring optimal outcomes for patients with breast conditions.

This is a one (academic) year programme, broken down into two semesters. For more see www.ucd.ie/nmhs

Entry Requirements

Hold a primary degree in Nursing (or equivalent in related discipline)/APEL consideration if no degree. Be entered onto the appropriate division of the Nurses Register maintained by An Bord Altranais (be registered as an RGN) Have at least one year’s experience in Breast Care Nursing at time of attending the first day of class in Semester 1 Candidates must be employed in a Breast Care unit (focusing on cancer and benign conditions) or related specialist setting prior to commencing the course and for the duration of the course.

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