Dundalk IT 100% Job Hire for Developmental Nursing Graduates

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) says it is “absolutely delighted” to look at its recent graduate survey statistics and find that its Level 8 Developmental Disability Nursing program has achieved one of the best Institute scores for job and course satisfaction.

This course saw 100% of graduates finding employment after 6 months of graduation, 100% of graduates employed on permanent contracts, 100% of graduates finding the course highly relevant to their careers, but the result remarkable was that 100% of graduates said they would do the same course again if they chose.

This specialized four-year course helps students develop the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to meet the specific needs of people with intellectual disabilities. Students gain their clinical experience in a diversity of clinical practicum sites, supporting people with intellectual disabilities throughout their lives. This course qualifies graduates to apply to practice as a Registered Nurse for Developmental Disability (RNID) in Ireland and overseas.

People with developmental disabilities often present with a wide range of additional and complex physical and mental health needs that can be compounded by communication difficulties. Developmental disability nurses are trained at DkIT to provide person-centred care and support that is socially inclusive, which improves or maintains overall health and well-being by reducing barriers and helping the person live their life. lives as fully and independently as possible, while respecting their rights and dignity.

Dr Myles Hackett (Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Early Childhood) said: “I am delighted with the results of the survey of graduates of the DkIT BSc (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing programme. This is a testament to my colleagues at DkIT and our clinical partners who ensure that graduates of the program have the knowledge, skills and professional values ​​necessary to fulfill the role of nurse practitioner in developmental disability services.

“I have no doubt that graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing program demonstrate excellence in providing person-centred care to people with intellectual disabilities throughout their lives in a variety of contexts.”

For more information on this course, see dkit.ie.

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