Entry to Nursing degree courses in Ireland is through specified QQI level 5 awards. Students must achieve distinctions (>= 80%) in at least 5 specified components. There is a quota of places for Nursing degree programmes in all participating Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) including Institutes of Technology.
Cork College of Commerce graduates of QQI level 5 Nursing Studies (5M4349) satisfy the entry requirements for nursing degree programmes in Ireland. Offers to QQI applicants are made in early August. However, due to the very small number of places available, a system of random selection is operated by the CAO similar to that for Leaving Certificate applicants. For details of participating institutions please see:http://www2.cao.ie/fetac/FETACNursingQuota.pdf