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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

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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How to Apply

Please contact 

Noreen Kilkenny, Programme Chair, for more information 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications for February intake is 5pm on Monday, 1st February 2021.

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


Mode of delivery:  Blended learning

Contact days

Face to face days will take place at the Mayo campus on the following days

  • Wednesday 10th February 2021
  • Wednesday 17th February 2021                                                                
  • Wednesday 14th March 2021                     



Overview of the programme delivery 

Taught modules are delivered over each semester.   

The duration of the programmes are as follows:

Certificate in Nursing in Applied Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Practice. 
2021 Feb Mar Apr May June July
Applied Cath Lab Practice T T T T A A
Quality and Risk Management T T T T A A
Procedural Sedation T T T T A A
Fundamentals for Cardiovascular Nursing T T T T A A

T - Taught Modules

A - Assessment/Finalising results


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