Course Code: 5N4325

Course Delivery:

This course is delivered fully online, own pace and can be started anytime.


QQI Level 5 Nursing Theory & Practice Component Certificate

Module is part of the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Healthcare Support 5M4339

Course Unit

5N4325 Nursing Theory & Practice 5

Course Fee Information:

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.

Online Module Payment is €235



Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Examine the development of nursing as a profession
  2. Explore the functions of the health care structures and specialties in Ireland and the effects of European Union directives on nursing
  3. Describe the stages of the nursing process and how they relate to patient care
  4. Outline the Code of Practice for nurses
  5. Identify the activities of daily living and how to assist a patient in these activities
  6. Explain commonly nursing terminology and medical abbreviations
  7. Identify the members of primary, secondary and tertiary health care teams and their functions
  8. Explain the importance of precision in administering drugs and recording the procedure
  9. Describe empathic behavior of the care worker
  10. Practice safe lifting techniques
  11. Execute the measurement and accurate recording of temperature, respiration, blood pressure and fluid balance
  12. 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 / Examinations:

Examination - Theory 50%

Skills Demonstration 50%

Location & date:

Location Start Delivery Access
Online Anytime Own Pace 6 Months to Complete