Progression from QQI-FET Nursing

The UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems is located in a custom-built Health Sciences Building on the main campus at Belfield. Nursing as a discipline has greatly expanded its role in healthcare delivery, health services management, health research and social policy. UCD has the largest School of Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland and has pioneered the promotion and development of nursing education in an academic setting. This programme is offered in partnership with the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, National Maternity Hospital, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, St John of God Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital.

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The requirements for QQI-FET entry are the same for


General Nursing 


Children’s and General Nursing (Integrated)




Mental Health Nursing 

What awards are acceptable?

Entry to first year Nursing is available on a competitive basis to students who satisfy each of the following:

Pass in any one of the following QQI-FET Level 5 awards with distinctions (80% or better) in a minimum of 5 modules:

DCHSN or 5M4349 Nursing Studies
DCHSX or 5M4468 Community Health Services
DHSXX or 5M4339 Healthcare Support

What modules are required?

The award must include distinctions (80% or better) in the following modules:

    D20001 or 5N0749 Anatomy and Physiology
AND   D20012 or 5N4325 Nursing Theory and Practice
AND Either D20032 or 5N1279 Human Growth and Development
OR C20006 or 5N2746 Biology

How will I be assessed?

If there are more applicants than places, it will be competitive amongst eligible applicants based on QQI-FET scoring.

Important Note: Due to the competitive nature of the Nursing programmes, scores will only be calculated where the appropriate award is presented in a single sitting together with all the required modules and grades.

All offers of a place are subject to UCD's Terms and Conditions of Offer.
All students must comply with the general regulations of the university