There’s good news for students considering enrolling in the Intellectual Disability Nursing course at Dundalk Institute of Technology as the Institute’s recent Graduates Survey Statistics showed that all graduates had jobs after six months of graduating.
The Level 8 Intellectual Disability Nursing Programme scored amongst the highest in the Institute for employment and course satisfaction with 100% of graduates employed in permanent contracts, 100% of graduates believing the course to be very relevant for their career , and all of the graduates reporting that they would do the same course again if choosing. 83% earning between €20-40k after six months of graduating
This four-year honours degree course helps students to develop the professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to meet the specific needs of people with intellectual disabilities. Students gain their clinical experience in a diversity of clinical placement sites, supporting people with an intellectual disability across their life span. This course allows for graduates to apply to practice as a Registered Nurse for Intellectual Disability (RNID) in Ireland and abroad.
People with an intellectual disability often present with a wide range of additional and complex physical and mental health needs that can be compounded by communication difficulties. Intellectual Disability Nurses are educated in DkIT to provide person centred care and support that is socially inclusive, that improves or maintains general health and well-being by reducing barriers and supporting the person to live their lives as fully and as independent as possible, whilst respecting their rights and dignity.
“I am delighted with the results of the graduate survey for the DkIT BSc (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing programme,” Dr. Myles Hackett ,Head of Department Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years, said. “It is a testament to my colleagues in DkIT and our clinical partners who focus on ensuring that graduates from the programme have the professional knowledge, skills, and values to fulfil the role of staff nurse in intellectual disability services. I have no doubt that graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing programme demonstrate excellence in the delivery of person-centred care to persons with an intellectual disability across their lifespan in a variety of settings.’
For more information on this course check out dkit.ie.