Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Social Care

Mayo Campus

Department of Nursing and Social Care

The Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Social Care in GMIT Mayo offers a range of courses in Nursing, Applied Social Care and Early Childhood Education and Care.

Our courses:

  • Attract students who wish to work in a caring and supportive environment
  • Combine academic study with hands-on practical experience
  • Are delivered in a supportive learning environment both on campus and in placement sites

Career Opportunities:

Nursing, social care and early childhood education and care students have many opportunities that lead to challenging and rewarding careers.

  • Nursing students are trained to work in hospitals, day centres, clinics, community services, and in specialist services such as intensive care, accident and emergency, addictions, cognitive behaviour therapy and in peoples’ own homes
  • Students of applied social care are trained to work in a wide variety of work areas such as social care settings, youth work, childcare, working with people with disabilities, community development and interpersonal services
  • Early childhood education and are students are provided with the skills and competencies required for autonomous working practice in early childhood education and care.

Latest News

Back Row L-R: Shane McLoughlin, Westport, Co Mayo; Jack Lynch, Killycannon, Co Cavan; Aidan Devine, Tulsk, Co Roscommon. Front Row L-R: Anthony Clare, lecturer, GMIT Letterfrack, Lauren Casey, Newtowncashel, Co Longford; Brian Dillon, Knocklyon, Co Dublin and Benen Lynch, Tullaghan, Co Leitrim.

Six students at GMIT’s National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design & Technology in Letterfrack have successfully qualified to compete at this year’s Ireland Skills Live Event at the RDS in Dublin from 21 to 23 March.

Presenting the Allergan Innovation Award, at Allergan in Galway, L to R: John Martyn, Associate Director, Quality, Allergan; Conal Corduff, Associate Director, Manufacturing, Allergan; Patrick Ruddy, Director, Plant General Manager, Allergan; Shane McHugo, MET, GMIT; Dr Eugene McCarthy, Technology Gateway Manager, MET Galway, GMIT; Dr Patrick Delassus, Principal Investigator, MET, GMIT.

Shane McHugo, a postgraduate researcher in GMIT and Enterprise Ireland’s Medical and Engineering Technology (MET) Gateway, has been awarded the Allergan Innovation Award for his research on congenital heart disease.