Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

BSc Nursing Management (Hons)

(One Year, Part-Time, Level 8 NFQ, 60 ECTS Credits)


Programme overview:

The BSc Nursing Management is a bridging programme for nurses/midwives who have qualified via Certificate/Diploma level training. This part time programme, through the process of critical thinking, analysis and reflection on practice registered nurses are facilitated to reflect on the quality of patient care and the nursing contribution to health and social gain. The BSc Nursing Management programme focuses on current nursing management and leadership issues and the key skills in contemporary people management.

The BSc Nursing Management programme is primarily aimed at nurses following a management career pathway and employed in managerial positions. The degree specific modules in this programme allow student to explore key managerial issues in relation to health financial management together with human resource management.

Learning outcomes/aims:

  • To provide registered nurses with the skills to critically evaluate the factors that influence health and to identify and plan health promotion interventions appropriate to patient/client needs in their areas of care.
  • To encourage registered nurses to critically reflect on the role of nursing management and leadership in order to work effectively as integrated members of multi/interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
  • To develop registered nurses' ability to critically analyse healthcare financing systems and evaluate the allocation of resources and the impact of this on the role of the nurse manager.
  • To enable registered nurses apply and critically evaluate the theory of human resource management in a variety of clinical nursing environments. 

Programme structure:
The BSc Nursing Management is delivered over one academic year, through six modules over two semesters. Classes are delivered through blended learning, students have college days approximately once every 2nd week. Intakes for this programme are in September and January each year. The programme modules are:  

Module Name ECTS Credits Assessment Method 
Research Methods   10  Assignment
Leadership & Management  10  Assignment
Patient Safety, Quality and Risk Management  10  Assignment
Legal & Ethical Issues  10  Assignment
Health Financial Management  10  Assignment
Human Resources and Employee Relations  10  Examination 

Who is this programme for?
This programme is for nurses/midwives who are educated to certificate/diploma level and would like to further their learning with an honours level programme and would like to explore opportunities in management and leadership roles.

What next?
On successful completion many of our student progress further on their educational path pursuing Postgraduate CertificatesDiplomas and Master rogrammes. Recommended: MSc Advanced Leadership 

More information:
If you would like further information on this programme please contact:

Programme Coordinator: Ms Rosie Brady (rosiebrady@rcsi.ie)
Programme Director: Dr Sherly George (sherlygeorge@rcsi.ie)

How to apply?

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Applications for this programme are no longer available online, please contact nursing@rcsi.ie for further information  

Course fees €5,345 (EU Fees)
Application forms Applications are accepted via the link above. A €50 application fee is required when applying. You will also be required to upload transcripts of prior education during the application process.