University College Dublin
Ireland's Global University 

Nursing Summer Programme

Information on Nursing Summer Programme including programme structure and content, how to apply and contact details for further queries.


This Programme consists of a two week taught tuition period with an option for you to spend up to a further four weeks of research activity under the guidance of an experienced researcher. 

Programme Structure

  • April and May - telephone meeting to discuss your research interests
  • June - July -

Week 1-2: Orientation and instruction in Comparative Health and Nursing Systems AND/OR Research for Nursing Practice at UCD Campus.

Week 3-6: During this optional period you will complete a short research project under the supervision of a School Researcher.  Students can complete their research in one of three areas:

  • Nursing and Midwifery History
  • Protection of Older Persons
  • Professional Nursing Practice


Students will complete the following:

  • Presentation
  • Written Assignment

Credit Transfer

The module Comparative Health and Nursing Systems will carry 5 ECTS and the module Research for Nursing Practice will carry 5 or 10 ECTS.  We will provide full information to enable institutions to make decisions regarding the transfer of credits.  UCD will send an official transcript to your home institution at the end of the Summer School. 

Cultural and Social Programme

An essential element of the UCD Nursing Summer School is the opportunity for you to experience Irish society and culture through a wide variety of excursions and field trips in Dublin and across the island of Ireland. 

Activities typically include:

  • Wicklow Mountain Walk
  • Hurling Game
  • Trip to the West of Ireland 
  • Castle Tour
  • Irish Dancing
  • Traditional Irish Music


The minimum GPA is 3.00. In addition to completing the UCD on-line application process, a standard form of identification i.e. copy of Passport, a transcript of academic record to date and letter of recommendation from an academic referee should be sent to Tracy Donohoe before the application deadline.


2014 Summer School start date:  Monday, 9th June 2014.  Applications can be made online.

Application Deadline and Fees

April 30th

Programme Fees:  €1,250 - €3,750
Programme Fees:  €3,500 (if you come with 5 or more classmates)


Dr. Declan Patton
Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems
UCD Health Sciences Centre
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.
Tel: +353 1 716 6417