University College Dublin, the largest university in Ireland, is a vibrant, modern university of over 24,000 students situated on a spacious and leafy campus some 3 miles south of Dublin city center. Over 5,000 of UCD’s students come from outside Ireland providing a valuable international environment. For students, both Irish and international, it is a supportive and stimulating environment in which to spend a period of intellectual and personal development. UCD offers a lively campus community in which to live and study with modern buildings and first-class academic and sporting facilities. Students are encouraged to become actively involved in the wide range of social, cultural and sporting activities available on-campus. The UCD Global Lounge is a vibrant space for social events, seminars and relaxing with friends. UCD also has comprehensive student support services, including a student health center, student advisors, counseling and careers advisory facilities.
A visa will not be needed for this program; however, you will need passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months after the program end date
This Programme consists of a two-week taught tuition period with an option for you to spend up to a further four weeks of research activity under the guidance of an experienced researcher. Specific information can be found here
Week 1-2: Orientation and instruction in Research for Nursing Practice at UCD Campus.
Week 3-6: During this optional period you will complete a short research project under the supervision of a School Researcher. Students can complete their research in one of three areas:
Nursing and Midwifery History
Protection of Older Persons
Professional Nursing PracticeStudents are assessed through a research presentation and a final written assignment.
The 6-week program will be worth 5 or 10 ECTS credits which will tranfer as 3 or 5 US credits, respectively. How the course is applied to your graduation requirements will depend on how the College of Nursing signs off on the course approval form. At the end of the program, UCD will send an official transcript to your home institution at the end of the Summer School.
Cultural and Social Programme
An essential element of the UCD Nursing Summer School is the opportunity for you to experience Irish society and culture through a wide variety of excursions and field trips in Dublin and across the island of Ireland.
Activities typically include:
Wicklow Mountain Walk
Trip to the West of Ireland
Traditional Irish Music
For more information, click here.
Students will stay in University housing close to campus.
Please refer to the above "Budget Sheets" link
Recognized as the best European capital in which to live, Dublin is one of those cities that you will find on almost everyone’s must-see travel list. As the most populous city of Ireland, it is home to nearly 1.8 million residents. Dublin is also recognized as a young city, and the relative youth of its population has led to it becoming one of the most active and avant-garde cities in all of Europe. From its creative live music scene to its top-notch restaurants, Dublin is a city that draws students from all over the world providing a uniquely globalized experience. Rich with history, culture and world-class education, Dublin makes an ideal study abroad destination.