Bachelor of Nursing Science (International)

Nursing (NUI Galway)
Nursing Science (International)

Bachelor of Nursing Science (International)
This is a four year modular programme. Programme content is delivered over two semesters each year. A semester is normally of fourteen weeks duration inclusive of a minimum of one week study prior to examinations and an examination week.

The taught component comprises of lectures, seminars, workshops, experiential learning, skills training, reading and preparing assignments. Prior to examinations students have at least one week allocated as study time.

Students undertake practice placements each semester and these are linked to [theoretical input.

Why NUI Galway?

Benefit from over 2,300 practice hours (compared to the usual 1,000 offered in a US Nursing degree)

Achieve an internationally recognised Nursing qualification
Gain international experience, with clinical placements both in Ireland and the USA

Study at one of Ireland’s leading Nursing Schools, with world class facilities and qualified staff who are experts in their fields
Experience living in the beautiful west of Ireland, in one of Europe’s most culturally vibrant cities.

Minimum Entry Requirements (USA & Canada)

US Applicants must present six academic subjects, to include Mathematics and English and a laboratory science subject to Grade 11/12, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. In addition, students must present a combined SAT(I) score of 1700, or a composite ACT score of 25. Preference is also given to applicants presenting AP or SAT (II) test scores.

Canadian entry requirements can vary, depending on the province the applicant is applying from.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is also recognised for the purposes of admission.


The programme will be accredited by An Bord Altranais (the Irish Nursing Board) and as such is recognised internationally. In addition, students taking this programme will have an opportunity to prepare for State Examinations as part of this programme.

How To Apply

Applications from North American students for this course should be submitted directly to the International Affairs Office at NUI Galway, using the Non-EU (Full Degree) Undergraduate Application Form.

Interested students are invited to apply for this programme from October 2009. The final closing date for applications is 30 June 2010 for entry September 2010.


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