Our post registration courses are available to registered nurses with a focus of support and career development. We recognise that many nurses have already developed much experience and skills but have not studied for a while therefore we endeavour to provide as much learning support as is necessary. Our programmes are designed to recognise prior learning as a foundation to build on and advance your knowledge.

  • Do you want to reach your full potential through academia?

  • Have you been thinking about enhancing your career?

  • Do you want to achieve a degree in nursing?

  • Perhaps, this is only now the right the time to achieve this so read on!

The BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies is aimed at qualified nurses who seek a primary degree at honours level. There are two entry levels depending on your previous academic qualifications.

Entry Level 7: Assessment and Transition to Level 8

Delivery subject to agreed contact hours
Qualification Entry to Level 8
Cost on application
Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 26 July 2013

This assessment is aimed at the nurse who qualified at certificate level and who wishes to develop through academia. It provides an opportunity for the individual to reflect and record the contribution they give to nursing, to record their development in a structured format demonstrating achievements and professionals goals, to develop writing skills and extend knowledge base to prepare for entry of further academic courses.

On completion of this course, students will demonstrate the understanding through 4x15 credit modules of the following:

  • The professional role of the nurse

  • Exploring clinical practice

  • Developing your portfolio

  • Study skills

Entry Requirements

  • Registered as a nurse on any part of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais

  • Previous certified learning the student can apply for exemption of part/whole of the access on application through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).

  • Currently employed in health/social care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week

Level 8:  BSc (Hons) NURSING STUDIES

Delivery  30 weeks
Qualification BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies (Level 8)
Cost €2,800. International Students Price on application
Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 26 July 2013

The BSc (Hons) nursing Studies is aimed at registered nurses who have a diploma or equivalent award. The course comprises six 10-credit modules, i.e. 60 credits (Level 8). Students must complete five mandatory modules and one elective.


An application pack is available from Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, WIT

Breda Walsh, Administrator, Tel. 051 845567 or Email [email protected]

Dr. Patricia Chesser-Smyth, Course Leader, Tel 051 845560 or Email [email protected]

It is a very valuable experience for me to come to the academic world of Nursing. I was frightened before coming to college but from the start of the course I felt so well guided and supported by the lectures, office staff and librarians.

Yes of course the BSc (Hons) has enhanced my life. As coming from a different country and education system it was a new experience for me which is going to lead to practicing nursing to the fullest.

Until you engage in change you don’t know what you are missing. Studying in WIT will give exposure and chance to meet new people and learn from their experience.

Mavis Albert Lall
Currently Studying the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies

Studying at WIT has been and enjoyable worthwhile experience. The Nursing Dept is very accessible and everyone is extremely helpful. Returning to study after a break of almost 10 years was terrifying but undertaking the course at WIT– even with 2 small children to contend with at home and working full time has given me the confidence in my abilities to further enhance my professional development and hopefully expand my career options.

Undertaking the BSc Hons in Nursing will give you the relevant confidence and knowledge to help you expand your career horizon however you wish. Work hard and its well worth it.

Janette Christie Lordaw
Currently Studying the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies

Although initially apprehensive I found the experience thoroughly enjoyable. The course, the staff, the curriculum were all appropriate and overall empowering.

I feel achieving this qualification had broadened my perspective both in life in general and in my work area. It has enhanced my perceptions of third level education and quest for furthering academic prowess.

As always, you reap what you sow! Hard work, time-consuming but well worth it.

Jennifer Mernagh
Currently Studying the BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies