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Nursing Theory and Practice 5N4325 QQI/FETAC Level 5

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the theory, principles and practice underpinning the nursing process and nursing profession to enable the learner to perform a range of basic nursing skills.



Who should apply:
  Anyone interested in working with the older person or healthcare environment.
Learners will be able to:
  1. Examine the development of nursing as a profession

  2. Explore the functions of the health care structures and specialities in Ireland and the effects of European Union directives on nursing

  3. Outline the Code of Practice for nurses

  4. Identify the activities of daily living and how to assist a patient in these activities

  5. Explain commonly nursing terminology and medical abbreviations

  6. Identify the members of primary, secondary and tertiary health care teams and their functions

  7. Explain the importance of precision in administering drugs and recording the procedure

  8. Describe empathic behaviour of the care worker

  9. Practice safe lifting techniques

  10. Execute the measurement and accurate recording of temperature, respiration, blood pressure and fluid balance

  11. Demonstrate knowledge of commonly occurring infections to include the organisms that cause them, the modes of transmission of these organisms, the effects of each infection and how to prevent infection and cross infection.


Assessment Technique:     

Skills Demonstration   50%         Exam   50%

The grading of the QQI/FETAC component is as follows:

Pass   - 50-64%          Merit   -   65-79%         Distinction  -  80-100%

G Training Centre, Gorey
Costing: €225 (including Administration Fee)          This price does not include QQI/FETAC Certification Fees
Duration: 10 - 12 weeks            Start Date: To be Confirmed


All participants are required to be Garda Vetted and take part in suitable work experience during the programme.
It is the responsibility of the learners to secure an appropriate work experience placement.
Please note: KCFE can NOT insure candidates while attending work experience.


Learners may work in Health Care settings such as:
                Nursing homes/ Day care, Special Needs Centres, Family Carers, Respite Workers, Home Helps Care Attendants
                or People interested in working in the Care sector        
Component Certification:
Following successful completion Kilmuckridge Centre of Further Education will offer a QQI/ FETAC Level 5 component in Nursing Theory and Practice (5N4325) which is a Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Learner Progression
Nursing Theory and Practice (5N4325) is a component of Healthcare Support 5M4339 QQI/FETAC Level 5 Major Award.

Learners who successfully complete this programme may use the associated credits as a stand-alone qualification or as one component of a Major Award, with a view to moving up to the next level. 

Additional Information
All training is delivered in a friendly and comfortable training centre with experienced and dedicated tutors focusing on ensuring each trainee is given every opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to excel in their nursing role.
To view more information in relation to the specific learning outcomes of this component please see the full Component Specification which is available on the QQI/FETAC website.
To find out if the above component is currently scheduled please visit our Course Scheduled page.


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Phone: 053 91 18578
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