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

Sandra Divilly, EMPOWER Female Entrepreneurship Programme Manager.

A question “How has your mindset changed since the pandemic?” put to attendees at the recent EMPOWER and Spirit of Entrepreneurship webinar hosted by GMIT Mayo iHub reveals a surprising variety of positive responses.

L to R:  Paul Hannigan, President, LYIT; Dr Brendan McCormack, President, IT Sligo; Martin Cronin, Chair, CUA Steering Group; Seán Duffy, CUA Executive Project Lead; and Dr Orla Flynn, President, GMIT at their recent meeting in Letterkenny IT, Donegal.

The Presidents of the three Institutes in the Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA) recently resumed onsite face to face meetings for the first time since the Covid-19 enforced shutdown, as the three institutes prepare to re-open all campuses for new and continuing students across the West and North Wes