4 years /
Level 8 /
/ Work Placement
Our Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing is dedicated to ensuring you have the necessary training and knowledge to work with adults and children who have an intellectual disability. It’s a rewarding and fulfilling course that will set you on the path to a rewarding and fulfilling career.
Intellectual Disability Nursing empowers people with intellectual disabilities who may be unable to live fully independent lives. Your role as a qualified nurse will guide and support your patients towards maintaining optimum health and wellbeing, and crucially, social inclusion in their day-to-day lives.
Non-Eu candidates will not be considered for this course unless/until there are still vacant places available after all eligible EU candidates have been considered.
Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
Minimum Entry Requirements
Minimum Six 06/H7
English or Irish 06/H7
One of Phy/Chm/Pch/Bgy/Ags at 06/H7
At least two H5
Students will be required to undertake mandatory training as outlined by the course schedule. This is required prior to students going on placement.
Practice placement is an integral part of the course. The aim of the placement is to provide learners with an opportunity to gain skills, experience and competence. Practice placements are normally 35/39 hours per week and you may be required to work nights, long shifts and weekends. Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the learner.
Applicants wishing to pursue this programme must complete a Health Declaration. Applicants must be deemed fit to practice in order to continue on the programme
Non-Eu candidates will not be considered for this course unless there are still places available after all eligible EU candidates have been considered. Offerees are subject to garda vetting. Registration is temporary until garda vetting is successfully completed. Students who cannot complete garda vetting may be unable to go out on necessary placement or to fulfil course requirements. In such cases, students will be ineligible to complete registration & will be required to leave the course.
The main employers are:
Graduate careers typically include:
CAO Key Dates:
Discounted closing date – 20 January (17:15)
Normal closing date – 1 February (17:15)
Late closing date – 1 May (17:15)
Change of Mind opens – 5 May (12:00)
Change of Mind closes – 1 July (17:15)
Round 1 offers – 20 August (06:00)
Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186310 / +353(0)74 9186308 / +353(0)74 9186303
Head of Department Dr Louise McBride
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186308
School and Department
Faculty of Science & Health
Department of Nursing & Health Care
Bachelor of Science (Hons)