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Tuesday 30 May 2017

Certificate in Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Adult in Emergency Services (NFQ Level 8)

Course Details

Special Note:


Course Fees: €700.00
NFQ Level: 8
ECTS Credits: 10
Course Code: DK_NCAED_8

Course Presentation

Modules taught:

  • Principles of assessment and management of the acutely ill adult in the emergency department
  • Clinical assessment and management of the acutely ill adult in the emergency department



On completion of the programme graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to assess and manage acutely ill adults within the Emergency Department.
  2. Demonstrate an appropriate level of competence and critical thinking ability, which enhances assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care through discursive knowledge, reflection and evidence-based practice.
  3. Explore potential strategies for enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration and communication.
  4. Ensure that professional accountability and autonomy is maintained and enhanced in accordance with clinical guidelines to ensure the safe and effective delivery of health care.
  5. Interpret new and existing nursing knowledge through evidence based practices.

Awarding Body

Dundalk Institute of Technology - Level 8 Special Purpose Award (10 credits)

Who Should Apply?

This programme will allow nurses who care for acutely ill adults within the emergency department to develop their knowledge in the assessment and management of acutely ill adults.

How To Apply

Potential students wishing to apply for this course must first discuss the matter with their Clinical Manager and the Practice Development coordinator within their area of employment.


Students should then complete a lifelong learning application form (see Download Forms button to the left) and submit an up-to-date CV and a scan of your NMBI registration to: Lifelong Learning Centre, Dundalk IT, Dublin Road, Dundalk Co. Louth.


Alternatively you can email a scan of the application form, up-to-date CV and NMBI registration to parttime@dkit.ie.

Course Duration

The course takes place over one semester (14 weeks) with a combination of in-class and on-line delivery. Classes run 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Starting Date

Mid-September 2017 (subject to demand)

Entry Requirements

You MUST be:

  1. A Registered Nurse
  2. Currently employed within a Level 2 Emergency Department

Nurses must furnish DKIT with a letter from their Clinical Manager stating that they are working within the emergency department and that they will receive adequate clinical exposure for the duration of the course.

Fees Information


Further Information

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor
Head of Section (Part Time Courses)
School of Health and Science
Dundalk Institute of Technology

Phone: 042 9370200 exn 2736
Email: geraldine.oconnor@dkit.ie

Lifelong Learning Centre,
Dundalk Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Call: 042-9370290
Fax: 042-9370291
Email: parttime@dkit.ie