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Pre-Admission Unit care for nurses and midwives - National Foundation Programme (Level 8)

This 12 week NMBI accredited Level 8 (10 ECTS) Module is delivered once a year at South East Technological University (SETU).

This module is delivered online once a year commencing end of January.

Applications for Certificate in Pre Admission Nursing (

This module contains six units:

Unit 1 Advanced Health Assessment
Unit 2 Anaesthesia and Preoperative Assessment
Unit 3 Preoperative Investigations
Unit 4 Medication Management
Unit 5 Communication
Unit 6 Perioperative management of Chronic Diseases

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • Be currently registered on the live register held by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
  • Currently working in HSE/HSE funded hospitals
  • Approval and written confirmation of support from Director/Assistant Director of Nursing/Midwifery
  • Confirmation that the applicant will be working in the Preoperative assessment unit for the duration of the module
  • Confirmation that a suitably qualified clinical practice supervisor/mentor will be available to support and assess the applicant during the module
  • Complete the HSE Declaration of Understanding contained in the online application form


Informal enquiries can be sent to:

Aileen O'Brien, ADON, Lead for National Clinical Programme for Anaesthesia

Phone: 087 663 7922