Gorey Institute of Further Education is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board School
Waterford & Wexford ETB
Gorey Institute of Further Education

Nursing Studies

Nursing Studies

Nursing Studies 5M4349

Course Details

This course introduces the learner to the role of the nurse and provides an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in the nursing profession. Practical elements and work experience enable the learner to gain hands on experience and a real insight into the caring profession.

Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (or equivalent)

No academic requirements for over 23s

Places are offered following successful interview (May and September)

Successful candidates will be required to have obtained Garda Clearance before commencing their work experience module.

All students are recommended to have received 3 doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine before commencing their work experience.

Duration: 1 year, full time

Award: QQI Level 5

Patient Moving & Handling Certificate
First Aid Response Certificate

Course Director: TBA

Course Content:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Care Skills
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Communications
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Nursing Theory & Practice
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Patient Moving & Handling
  • First Aid Response
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Work Experience


The student must spend a minimum of 30 days on work experience placement during the academic year.

Student Service Contribution:
€50 Student Service Contribution applies which includes:
First Aid Response training,
Patient Moving & Handling training,
Three Uniform Tunics (ceil blue),
Course Textbooks
QQI examination fee

Student Uniform

All students must wear a uniform in College and on work placement. This consists of a ceil blue (unisex) tunic, navy cardigan or a plain zip up navy fleece (no hoddies), navy trousers, black/navy leather closed flat shoes (laced/velcro) and black/navy socks. A plain white short sleeved tee shirt under the tunic is permitted. Student ID badges must be worn on campus and work placement.

Career Opportunities

General / Adult Nursing

Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing

Intellectual Disability Nursing

Children and General Nursing (integrated)


Healthcare Assistant

Sep 03
Registration Morning for All Courses
Registration Morning for all courses on Tuesday 3rd September 2024 from 10 am to 1 pm.
Registration Day for All Courses
Gorey Further Education and Training Centre,
Gorey Civic Centre,
The Avenue,
Co. Wexford,
Y25 A6Y2
Waterford & Wexford Educational Training Board
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