L8 Certificate in Emergency Nursing (20 Credits)

CertificateEmergency Nursing

Part Time
Cork Road
26 weeks


28 Aug 20

With ongoing social distancing regulations likely to continue in place into the academic year 2020/21 WIT is reviewing delivery modes of part-time courses for the coming year. This may mean a change from the typical course delivery schedule. We are planning to publish the listing of part-time courses that will be offered for 2020/21 with further details on schedules and modes of delivery in early July

The Certificate in Emergency Nursing endeavours to educate and guide emergency nursing practice, a speciality that is underpinned by expert knowledge, specialist education and clinical experience.

Given the acuity of patients who present to Emergency Departments it is recognised that there is a need to develop additional clinical expertise among emergency nurses. In light of this a consortium of five Institutes of Technology has been commissioned by the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) H.S.E. to deliver a Level 8 Special Purpose Award in Emergency Nursing for nurses working in Emergency Departments.

This programme supports the commitment made by ONMSD H.S.E. in association with the National Emergency Medicine Programme, to provide clinical education for nurses working in Emergency Departments.

How to apply

Please see the 'Entry' tab above for full details on how to apply for this programme as supporting documentation is required.

Qualification  - Certificate   in Emergency Nursing ( 20 credits, Level 8)

Cost €950 


The theoretical aspect of this course is assessed through written assignments. The clinical component is assessed in practice via a Competency Development Workbook.

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

The course will be delivered over 26 weeks using a blended learning approach.  This includes lectures; on-line learning and skills practice. Courses will be offered twice a Year – commencing in January and September.

Triage in the Emergency Department Non-life/limb threatening Injuries
Emergency Medicine Early Warning System (EMEWS) Tissue viability 
Cardiovascular  Assessment Mental Health
Sepsis Quality Improvement
The older person presenting with delirium and dementia Stress management and future development needs

Interested students will be required to provide evidence of:

  • Approval from the applicants line manager (ADoN or above) to participate in the course.
  • Confirmation that the applicant will be employed in an ED/IU as appropriate for the duration of the programme.
  • Confirmation that a suitably qualified clinical practice supervisor is available to assess and support the applicant during the course.
  • NMBI registration

How to Apply​

Step 1
Please complete the required information below before progressing to your online application form 


Cognito Form 

Step 2 

Please complete the online application form by clicking the 'Apply For This Course' button at the top of the page 


Step 3
Please complete the word icon Confirmation of Support Form  and return to the email address below along with your proof of NMBI Registration 

Email: [email protected]

This course aims to provide essential education and clinical skills required by nurses in line with best evidence based practice when joining the emergency department team.

The Certificate in Emergency Nursing is a Level 8 Special Purpose Award. It is envisaged that nurses who complete this programme will have the requisite knowledge and clinical skills to undertake further postgraduate studies in emergency nursing.

Course Leader

  • Dr. Frances Finn

    RGN, BSc(hons), MSN, MAEd, EdD - Lecturer in Nursing

    Tel: 51845550 Email: [email protected]

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