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Applied Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Practice GMIT Mayo

Cert in Nursing in Applied Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Practice

The aim of this programme is to support Registered Nurses to adhere to internationally recognised best practice guidance in Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory nursing care. We are now accepting applications for the September 2021 intake.

Why Study?: 

For many nurses working in the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, this will be an upskilling programme, providing contextual skills and competencies to build, promote and manage their patient cohort.

Programme Modules: 

  • Applied Cath Lab Practice 
  • Quality and Risk Management
  • Fundamentals for Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Procedural Sedation

Career Opportunities: 

This programme offers an excellent opportunity for registered nurses to move to the next stage of their career.

It is expected that graduates of the programme will also be well positioned to take a leadership role in Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory nursing practice.

Graduates will benefit from enhanced leadership and management competencies and applied skills that will improve their employability and effectiveness as professionals.

The proposed programme matches this objective, matching the needs of graduates in the Public and Private Healthcare Sector.

Follow-on Studies: 

Students who have successfully complete this programme may continue their studies onto the Master of Science in Nursing in Applied Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Practice Programme.

Entry Requirements: 

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for undertaking the programme is an Honours Degree (H2.2) in General Nursing.

Current registration on the appropriate division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland live register.

Candidates must be employed in a clinical area that is approved as an appropriate clinical learning environment by the programme board and satisfies the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland Requirements and Standards for nurse applicants.

Candidates must also remain in this employment for the duration of the programme.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be in line with GMIT Academic Code of Practice number 6.  Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements can apply through the RPL process.

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Other Essential Information: 

How to Apply

Prior to applying expressions of interest should go to Noreen Kilkenny.

Apply through our Online Admissions System,, using application type 6M.

This user guide contains step by step instructions on how to create and submit an online application


Closing date for receipt of completed applications for September intake is 5pm on Friday, 14th  May 2021.

Please note: Non-EU students cannot apply for part-time programmes, as per immigration regulations.


Mode of delivery:  Blended learning

Contact days

Three face to face days will take place at the Mayo campus - dates to be confirmed.


Overview of Delivery

Programme Delivery Details (PDF 118KB)





Current fees are listed on our Fees Page


Discipline: Nursing and Social Care

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 9

Category: Part-time Accredited


Noreen Kilkenny

Programme Chair


Places: 16