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

L to R: Dr Paddy Tobin, Head of the GMIT School of Design & Creative Arts, Jill Beardsworth, GMIT lecturer and award-winning artist, Ariel Mactavish, President of the Medtronic’s Respiratory Interventions Operating Unit [Photographer: Andrew Downes. No repro fee]

Medtronic will partner with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) School of Design and Creative Arts to commission a public artwork commemorating the collaborative effort of the local community and Medtronic employees in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

[Photo by Michael Donnelly. No repro fee.] L to R: Fania Ellison, Mayo/Sligo Regional Co-ordinator, Business in the Community Ireland; Mary Carolan, Business teacher, Colaiste Pobail Acla; Justin Kerr, VP for the GMIT Mayo Campus and Head of School of Health Science, Wellbeing & Society; and Dr Deirdre Garvey, Head of Department Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, GMIT.

An initiative aimed at introducing pupils to the world of work, college opportunities and supports, has been launched by GMIT and Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).