A number of universities in the Republic of Ireland offer programmes in cancer nursing.
These include programmes in:
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Oncology)
College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Oncology)/MSc in Nursing
College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork (UCC)
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing-Cancer Care and Haematology
Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
Postgraduate Diploma in Cancer Nursing (Adult or Children’s or Colorectal or Breast Care)/MSc
University College Dublin (UCD)
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing/MSc in Oncology Nursing
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
Other Educational Programmes/Courses
There are many other courses which may be of interest to nurses who are caring for patients with cancer, including but not exclusive to those being run in some of the 8 designated cancer centres, St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network, the various hospices throughout the country and also the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) who run the ‘Cancer Education Programme for Nurses working in Primary Care’.
All continuing education and professional development programmes, relevant to nurses working with cancer patients, that have An Bord Altranais approval can be found in the An Bord Altranais on-line Continuing Professional Development/ Continuing Education (CPD) Directory: http://www.nursingboard.ie/en/cpd-directory.aspx?cat=11