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Post-Registration Courses 

Continuing education is a lifelong learning process which takes place after the completion of the basic nursing/midwifery education programme. It consists of planned learning experiences which are designed to augment the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of registered nurses and midwives for the enhancement of nursing practice, education, administration and research.

A registered nurse or midwife might wish to pursue further education. Many such opportunities are available and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) has approved a number of specialist programmes as well as programmes leading to an additional registration. 

Below is a list of post registration courses that are approved by NMBI.  The final two columns in the table show the approval period with the course provider.

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Course Title Course Provider Award Website Approval Start Approval End
Acute Medicine Nursing Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Certificate 07 May 2020 07 May 2025
Adult Respiratory Nursing Practice Dundalk Institute of Technology Certificate 10 Oct 2019 10 Oct 2024
Advanced Care Planning University College Cork Stand Alone Module UCC 25 May 2017 25 May 2022
Advanced Professional Management of Aggression and Violence Dundalk Institute of Technology Post Graduate Diploma 10 Oct 2019 10 Oct 2024
Advanced Research Methods National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Advanced Research Methods for Healthcare Professionals University College Cork Stand Alone Module UCC 25 May 2017 25 May 2022
Advanced Wound Care Management National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Applied Health and Wellness Coaching St. Angela's College Sligo Postgraduate Diploma STAC 7 June 2016 7 June 2021
Basic Cognitive Behaviour Skills for Nurses RCNME Connolly Hospital Certificate N/A 25 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2021
Best Practice in Cervical Smear Taking National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Cardiac Nursing Management National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Cardiovascular Nursing RCNME Connolly Hospital Certificate N/A 25 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2021
Care of the Child & Family with Palliative / Complex Needs National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Childhealth and Wellbeing University College Dublin MSc & P.Grad Dip N/A 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Children's Nursing Trinity College Dublin Higher Diploma TCD 14 July 2016 14 July 2021
Children's Nursing Dublin City University Higher Diploma N/A 07 May 2020 07 May 2025
Children's Nursing University College Dublin Higher Diploma UCD 25 Mar 2020 25 Mar 2025
Chronic Illness Management (Nursing) University College Dublin Postgraduate Diploma N/A 15 Mar 2018 15 Mar 2023
Clinical Health Sciences Eduction Trinity College Dublin MSc, Postgraduate Diploma TCD 18 June 2019 18 June 2024
Clinical Governance: Supporting Safe Practice National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Clinical Research Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Post Graduate Certificate RCSI 14 July 2016 14 July 2021
Clinical Supervision: Supporting Continuing Professional Development National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma UCC 25 May 2017 25 May 2022
Cognitive Therapy Trinity College Dublin MSc N/A 25 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2021
Cognitive Therapy and Motivational Interviewing for Practice Waterford Institute of Technology Post Graduate Diploma, MSc WIT 25 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2021
Community Health University College Dublin MSc N/A 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Community Health Trinity College Dublin MSc TCD 01 Sept 2016 01 Sept 2021
Contemporary Palliative Care Practice Dundalk Institute of Technology Certificate DKIT 09 Feb 2017 09 Feb 2022
Critical Care Nursing (Children) University College Dublin Graduate Diploma 17 Feb 2020 17 Feb 2025
Critical Care Nursing: Cardiovascular University College Dublin Post Graduate Diploma UCD 10 Oct 2019 10 Oct 2024
Critical Care Nursing: Intensive Care University College Dublin Post Graduate Diploma UCD 10 Oct 2019 10 Oct 2024
Dementia Trinity College Dublin MSc,Post Graduate Certificate,Post Graduate Diploma TCD 17 Feb 2020 17 Feb 2025
Dementia University College Cork MSc,Post Graduate Certificate,Post Graduate Diploma 10 Oct 2019 10 Oct 2024
Dementia Care: Transforming Practice National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Dermatology University College Dublin Post Graduate Diploma, Certificate 07 May 2020 07 May 2025
Diabetes Care University College Dublin Graduate Diploma    
Diabetes Nursing RCNME Connolly Hospital Certificate N/A 25 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2021
Diabetes Nursing RCNME Tullamore Certificate N/A 23 Mar 2017 23 Mar 2022
Emergency Nursing Athlone Institute of Technology Certificate AIT 22 Jan 2018 22 Jan 2023
Emergency Nursing Dundalk Institute of Technology Certificate DKKIT 22 Jan 2018 22 Jan 2023
End of Life Care: Psychological & Social Perspectives National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Evidence Based Cervical Screening University College Cork Stand Alone Module UCC 25 May 2017 25 May 2022
Fundamentals of Understanding and Responding to Domestic Abuse Dundalk Institute of Technology Certificate DKIT 04 Apr 2019 04 Apr 2024
Gerontological Nursing Trinity College Dublin MSc,Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate TCD 24 March 2016 24 March 2021
Gerontological Nursing University College Dublin MSc N/A 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Health Sciences (Acute Medicine) National University of Ireland Galway MSc, Postgraduate Diploma NUIG 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Health Sciences (Children's Palliative/Complex Care) National University of Ireland Galway MSc / Postgraduate Diploma NUIG 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Health Sciences (Emergency Care) National University of Ireland Galway MSc / Postgraduate Diploma NUIG 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Health Sciences (Gerontology) National University of Ireland Galway MSc / Postgraduate Diploma NUIG 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Health Sciences (Intensive Care) National University of Ireland Galway MSc / Postgraduate Diploma NUIG 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Health Sciences (Nursing / Professional Studies & Healthcare Quality Studies) St. Angela's College Sligo Postgraduate Diploma STAC 25 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2021
Health Sciences (Oncology and Haematology) National University of Ireland Galway MSc / Postgraduate Diploma NUIG 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Health Sciences (Palliative care) National University of Ireland Galway MSc / Postgraduate Diploma NUIG 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Health Sciences (Perioperative) National University of Ireland Galway MSc / Postgraduate Diploma NUIG 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Health Sciences (Public Health Nursing) National University of Ireland Galway Postgraduate Diploma/MSc NUIG 24 March 2016 24 March 2021
Health Sciences (Wound Healing and Tissue Repair) National University of Ireland Galway MSc / Postgraduate Diploma NUIG 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
High Dependency Maternity Care National University of Ireland Galway Stand-alone Module NUIG 14 July 2016 14 July 2021
Human Factors in Patient Safety Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Certificate RCSI 25 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2021
Leadership / Nursing Leadership Institute of Technology Tralee Diploma TRA 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Leadership Management and Quality Initiatives in Intellectual Disability services Dundalk Institute of Technology Certificate DKIT 04 Apr 2019 04 Apr 2024
Management for Healthcare Professionals Waterford Institute of Technology Certificate 23 Mar 2017 23 Mar 2022
Management of Diabetic Foot Disease National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Management of Intra-Articular and Soft Tissue Injection Techniques University College Dublin Professional Certificate UCD 23 Mar 2017 23 Mar 2022
Management of Venous Leg Ulceration National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Mental Health Trinity College Dublin MSc TCD 07 May 2020 07 May 2025
Mental Health Child, Adolescent and Family Trinity College Dublin MSc TCD 07 May 2020 07 May 2025
Mental Health (Psychosocial Interventions) Trinity College Dublin MSc TCD 07 May 2020 07 May 2025
Midwifery Dundalk Institute of Technology Higher Diploma DKIT 28 October 2018 30 Sept 2023
Midwifery Trinity College Dublin Higher Diploma TCD 4 April 2019 4 April 2024
Midwifery University College Cork MSc, Post Graduate Diploma UCC 17 Feb 2020 17 Feb 2025
Midwifery University College Cork Higher Diploma 25 May 2018 25 May 2023
Midwifery University College Dublin Higher Diploma UCD 4 April 2019 4 April 2024
Midwifery University of Limerick Higher Diploma 6 June 2019 6 June 2024
Midwifery Practice University College Dublin MSc UCD 12 Nov 2013 09 Feb 2022
Midwifery Practice and Leadership Trinity College Dublin Master in Science/Post Graduate Diploma TCD 14 July 2016 14 July 2021
Musculoskeletal Casting and Splinting Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Professional Certificate N/A 25 May 2017 25 May 2022
National Foundation Education Module in Critical Care Nursing (UCC & UCD in Association with HSE & ONMSD) UCC, UCD, HSE, ONMSD Minor N/A 07 Sept 2017 07 Sept 2022
Neuro-oncology Nursing (Cancer Nursing) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Optional Module N/A 15 Sept 2016 15 Sept 2021
Nurse Authority to Prescribe Ionising Radiation (X-Ray) RCNME Connolly Hospital Certificate HSE 25 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2021
Nursing Institute of Technology Tralee MSc TRA 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Nursing Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland BSc (Hons) Degree, Certificate RCSI 11 Jul 2018 11 Jul 2023
Nursing Trinity College Dublin MSc & PGrad Dip TCD 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Nursing University of Limerick MSc UL 12 Oct 2017 08 June 2022
Nursing University College Dublin MSc UCD 13 Oct 2016 13 Oct 2021
Nursing Waterford Institute of Technology MSc, Post Graduate Diploma WIT 10 Oct 2019 5 Dec 2024
Nursing (Add On) Galway Mayo Institute of Technology   4 April 2019 4 April 2024
Nursing (Advanced Practice Nursing) Athlone Institute of Technology MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Certificate   7 May 2020 7 May 2025
Nursing (Advanced Practice Nursing) Dundalk Institute of Technology MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Certificate   7 May 2020 7 May 2025
Nursing (Advanced Practice Nursing) Galway Mayo Institute of Technology MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Certificate   7 May 2020 7 May 2025
Nursing (Advanced Practice Nursing) Institute of Technology, Tralee MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Certificate 7 May 2020 7 May 2025
Nursing (Advanced Practice Nursing) Letterkenny Institute of Technology MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Certificate   7 May 2020 7 May 2025
Nursing (Advanced Practice Nursing) Trinity College Dublin MSc TCD 15 March 2018 15 March 2023
Nursing (Advanced Practice Nursing) University College Dublin MSc UCD 15 March 2018 15 March 2023
Nursing (Advanced Practice Nursing) University College Cork MSc UCC 15 March 2018 15 March 2023
Nursing (Advanced Practice Nursing) National University of Ireland Galway MSc NUIG 15 March 2018 15 March 2023
Nursing (Advanced Practice Nursing) Waterford Institute of Technology MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Certificate   7 May 2020 7 May 2025
Nursing (ACCS) Letterkenny Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science N/A 24 March 2016 24 March 2021
Nursing (Cancer Nursing) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate RCSI 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing (Care of the Surgical Patient) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Certificate N/A 07 May 2020 07 May 2025
Nursing (Clinical Practice) University College Dublin MSc UCD 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Nursing (Community Mental Health Nursing) St. Angela's College Sligo Post Graduate Diploma STAC 25 May 2017 25 May 2022
Nursing (Coronary Care Nursing) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate RCSI 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing - Critical Care Nursing Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing (Dementia Care) University of Limerick MSc UL 15 Sept 2016 15 Sept 2021
Nursing - Ear, Nose and Throat Nursing Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate N/A 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing (Emergency Nursing) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate RCSI 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing (Gerontological Nursing) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate RCSI 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing (Infection Prevention/Control Nursing) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate RCSI 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing (Neuroscience Nursing) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate RCSI 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing - Neonatal Nursing Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate N/A 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nurse/Midwife Prescribing University of Limerick Certificate 12 Oct 2018 12 Oct 2022
Nurse/Midwife Prescribing of Medicinal Products University of Limerick Certificate N/A 15 Mar 2018 15 Mar 2023
Nurse/Midwife  Medicinal Product Prescribing Dundalk Institute of Technology Certificate 07 May 2020 07 May 2025
Nursing (Older People)  University of Limerick MSc, Post Graduate Diploma 07 May 2020 07 May 2025
Nursing (Ophthalmic Nursing) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate RCSI 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing - Orthopaedic Nursing Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing (Palliative care) University of Limerick MSc UL 15 Sept 2016 15 Sept 2021
Nursing (Pathway 2 - Intensive Care) University College Cork Post Graduate Diploma   17 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2024
Nursing (Perioperative care) University of Limerick MSc UL 15 Sept 2016 15 Sept 2021
Nursing - Perioperative Children's Nursing Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing (Peri-Operative Children's Nursing) - Pain Management Module Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Stand Alone Module N/A 22 Jan 2018 22 Jan 2023
Nursing - Perioperative Nursing Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing (Psychosocial interventions in Mental Health Care) University of Limerick MSc UL 15 Sept 2016 15 Sept 2021
Nursing (Renal Nursing) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate RCSI 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing (Respiratory Care in Nursing Practice) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate RCSI 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Nursing (Respiratory Care) University of Limerick MSc UL 12 Oct 2017 08 June 2022
Nursing (with Speciality Area) University College Cork MSc, Post Graduate Diploma,
Certificate
Please visit UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery website for further information 05 Dec 2019 05 Dec 2024
Nurse/Midwife Prescribing of Medicinal Products Trinity College Dublin Certificate TCD 22 Jan 2018 22 Jan 2023
Nursing / Professional Nursing Trinity College Dublin Master in Science, Post Graduate Diploma TCD 24 Mar 2016 24 Mar 2021
Nursing - Child Health and Wellbeing Trinity College Dublin MSc TCD 2 Jun 2016 2 Jun 2021
Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement University College Cork MSc UCC 22 Jan 2018 22 Jan 2023
Nursing Education National University of Ireland Galway Post Graduate Diploma NUIG 12 Oct 2017 12 Oct 2022
Nursing Education National University of Ireland Galway MSc NUIG 12 Oct 2017 12 Oct 2022
Nursing Health Assessment and Interventions for Persons Dundalk Institute of Technology Certificate 10 Oct 2019 10 Oct 2024
Nursing Management Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland BSc (Hons) Degree, Certificate RCSI 11 Jul 2018 11 Jul 2023
Nursing Studies University College Cork BSc (Hons) Degree UCC 05 Dec 2019 05 Dec 2024
Nursing Studies for Clinical Practice Waterford Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science (Honours) N/A 15 Sept 2016 15 Sept 2021
Nursing/Midwifery (Medicinal Product Prescribing) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Professional Certificate N/A 22 Jan 2018 22 Jan 2023
Pain Developmental Pathway Programme University College Dublin MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Certificate 10 Oct 2019 10 Oct 2024
Palliative and End of Life Care Galway Mayo Institute of Technology MSc, Post Diploma, Certificate 10 Oct 2019 10 Oct 2024
Palliative Approaches to Symptom Management National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Palliative Care Trinity College Dublin MSc TCD 07 May 2020 07 May 2025
Palliative Care University College Dublin Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master UCD 25 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2021
Perinatal Health Dundalk Institute of Technology Certificate 6 June 2020 6 June 2024
Perinatal Mental Health University of Limerick MSc UL 31 Oct 2018 03 Oct 2022
Person Centred Care (Older People) University College Dublin MSc, Post Graduate Diploma UCD 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Pre-Admission Nursing (Minor Award) Waterford Institute of Technology Certificate 4 April 2019 4 April 2024
Preparation for Birth & Parenthood Facilitation University College Cork Stand Alone Module UCC 25 May 2017 25 May 2022
Principles & Practice of Acute Medical Nursing National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Psychosocial Interventions Dundalk Institute of Technology Certificate 10 Oct 2019 10 Oct 2024
Psychosocial Interventions for Practice Waterford Institute of Technology Certificate WIT 25 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2021
Public Health Nursing University College Cork Post Graduate Diploma 5 Dec 2019 5 Dec 2024
Quality of Life & Symptom Management in Children’s Palliative / Complex Care National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis for Healthcare Trinity College Dublin Post Graduate Certificate TCD 22 Jan 2018 22 Jan 2023
Recognition and Care of the Acutely Ill Woman in Maternity Services Dundalk Institute of Technology Certificate 4 April 2019 4 April 2024
Recognising and Responding to Client Deterioration  National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Recognition and Management of the Deteriorating Adult Dundalk Institute of Technology Certificate DKIT 04 Apr 2019 04 Apr 2024
Rehabilitation of the Frail Older Person (Gerontological Nursing) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Optional Module N/A 15 Sept 2016 15 Sept 2021
Respiratory Nursing RCNME Connolly Hospital Certificate N/A 25 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2021
Return to General Nursing Practice RCNME Tullamore Minor, Special, Supplemental Award HSE 25 May 2017 25 May 2022
Return to Nursing Practice RCNME Limerick N/A HSE 23 Mar 2017 23 Mar 2022
Return to Nursing Practice RCNME Louth N/A HSE 09 Feb 2017 09 Feb 2022
Return to Nursing Practice Cork University Hospital N/A HSE 13 Oct 2016 13 Oct 2021
Return to Nursing Practice Programme Mater Misericordiae University Hospital N/A HSE 02 June 2016 02 June 2021
Return to Practise RCNME HSE South N/A HSE 14 July 2016 14 July 2021
Science in Behaviours of Concern (Across the Life Span) Athlone Institute of Technology Higher Diploma N/A 25 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2021
Specialist Nursing - Haematology and Cancer Care Nursing Trinity College Dublin MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate TCD 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Specialist Nursing - Cardiovascular Nursing Trinity College Dublin MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate TCD 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Specialist Nursing - Emergency Department Trinity College Dublin MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate TCD 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Specialist Nursing -Gerontological Nursing Trinity College Dublin MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate   07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Specialist Nursing - Intensive Care Nursing Trinity College Dublin MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate TCD 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Specialist Nursing - Orthopaedic Trinity College Dublin MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate TCD 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Specialist Nursing - Peri-operative Nursing Trinity College Dublin MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate TCD 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Specialist Nursing - Renal Nursing Trinity College Dublin MSc, Post Graduate Diploma, Post Graduate Certificate TCD 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
Specialist Understanding of Complex Care for Children National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Student-centred Teaching & Learning: Active Engagement Strategies National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 14 July 2016 14 July 2021
Surgical skills for Healthcare Practitioners Dublin City University Stand alone module DCU 15 Sept 2016 15 Sept 2021
Teaching Effectively National University of Ireland Galway Stand Alone Module NUIG 02 Jun 2016 02 Jun 2021
Wound Management and Tissue Viability Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc Post Graguate Diploma, Certificate RCSI 07 May 2020 07 May 2022
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