Department of Nursing and Health Care achievements

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Department of Nursing and Health Care

The Department of Nursing and Health Care took the opportunity of the new year to look back and celebrate some key achievements from staff and students

New programmes

Certificate in Basic Cognitive Behavioural Skills for Practice

The course is designed to allow health and social care professionals to develop the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to safely and appropriately apply cognitive behavioural skills into their everyday practice. The programme is primarily aimed at nurses and midwives but is also open to other professionals who provide psychosocial interventions to service users as part of their day to day work. Read more

Certificate in Psychosocial Interventions for Practice

The primary target audience for this programme is nurses. The programme is also open to other health and social care professionals who provide psychosocial interventions to service users as part of their day to day work. Read more

A Certificate in Healthcare Support  was delivered with the support of Waterford Chamber Skillnet

The WIT Certificate in Healthcare Support aims to develop an individual who is able to use their knowledge and skills to provide appropriate and safe healthcare support in a variety of health care situations and contexts.The development of practical hands on care skills is an integral part of this course and will prepare the student to work in areas including care of the older adult, intellectual disability settings, acute care settings and long term care facilities.  Read more

MSc in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing for Practice programme

The new MSc in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing for Practice programme was approved and will commence in January 2016. The Masters of Science in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Practice programme  is an 18 month programme that arises from a requirement for health and social care professionals to provide effective evidenced based interventions for a range of health and social problems. The programme is of particular interest to those working in health related fields including mental health nursing, social care, addiction services and voluntary organisations. Read more

Conferences and workshops

The Department Annual Nursing Conference took place in December. A Changing Workforce for 21st Century Health Care - Challenges and Solutions’ on 10 December gave patients, the public and health care professionals the opportunity to hear solutions to the shortage of health care professionals. Predominantly aimed at healthcare professionals, it featured speakers from all aspects of the healthcare system including Mr Liam Doran, General Secretary, INMO as well as speakers from academia in the UK and US. Read more

The Department hosted a very successful Experience Based Co-design workshop delivered by Professor Glenn Robert, Kings College London, an international  expert on this topic. - Read more

Waterford Chamber Healthy Aging Conference took place in conjunction with the Department on the 29th October, chaired by Dr Paula Lane.

Schools events

RCSI Mini-med with nursing staff involvement and utilisation of the excellent facilities available.- Read more

The Department ran two extremely popular ‘Try Nursing’ events. - Read more

Charity support

Staff and students from the Department involved in Light it Up Gold events. - Read more

Student achievements

BSc in Applied Health Care student Jonathan O’Donnell  won the WIT Solve- It competition 2015 and went on the represent WIT at the National competition for his proposed app. - Read more

Patricia Hunt (MSc in Nursing student) won Best Poster Presentation at WIT Research Day for her poster  on  ‘ Compassion Fatigue in Cancer- Relationships to Emotional Intelligence and Empathy’

Related Courses

Master of Science in  MSc in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Practice
Master of Science in  Nursing
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Nursing Studies for Clinical Practice
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  General Nursing
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Psychiatric Nursing
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Intellectual Disability Nursing
Bachelor of Science in  Applied Health Care
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Public Health & Health Promotion
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Health Sciences (Common Entry)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Applied Health Care

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