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Summer Applied Research for Nursing Practice at University College Dublin, Ireland (Direct Enroll)

The Program
The Applied Research for Nursing Practice Program at University College Dublin (UCD) will combine 2 weeks of coursework with 2 weeks of research while onsite in Dublin. UConn nursing students will have the opportunity to participate in this experience in the summer between their Sophomore and Junior years and will complete NURS 3205 while in Dublin.  NURS 3205 is the required research course for the undergraduate nursing program. Nursing and Allied Health students from other universities may apply for this program.

The Academics
Students would register directly with University College Dublin (UCD) of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems for Research for Nursing Practice 5ECTS (3 credits).  They would participate there in the classes taught for two weeks.  They would remain in Dublin for an additional week for completion of the course requirements. The program will focus on the importance of research in nursing practice, and its purpose is to introduce students to research methodologies and methods most commonly used in nursing and healthcare research. It will also facilitate the acquisition of skills relating to the retrieval, critical appraisal and application to practice of research evidence. The program will follow the evidence-based practice steps in order to develop the students’ capacity to engage with and adopt in their practice the principles of EBP which include: writing focused clinical questions, acquiring the appropriate evidence in relation to this question, critically appraising this evidence, interpreting quantitative or qualitative findings and overcoming barriers and challenges to implementing evidence into practice. Through a combination of lectures, small group work and self-directed learning this module encourages active student engagement with clinical decision-making and problem solving processes.

The Experience
Students will participate in a number of group excursions, as arranged by UCD,  as part of the social and cultural programme, over the course of the four weeks. Housing accommodation are on campus in the UCD Residences and costs $42.80 USD per night.
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Students will be billed a few fees on their UConn fee bills. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet, where you can find the list of fees that students will be charged from UConn.
Students will also be billed directly by UCD. The cost of the 5 ECTS credits is €1,400.
Please note that financial aid, other than certain scholarships, cannot be applied to the cost of this 3-credit program. Students must be enrolled for at least six credits during the summer to be eligible for summer financial aid.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Terms: Summer
  • Homepage:

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/27/2018 03/06/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year Academic area: Nursing, Sciences
Language of instruction: Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3