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: Mary Nestor (right), GMIT Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Manager, pictured with Dr Orla Flynn (left), President of GMIT, and Dr Heather Lally, member of the GMIT Self-Assessment Athena SWAN team.

GMIT is delighted to announce it has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Advance HE. This coveted award recognises extensive work undertaken in recent years to advance gender equality for staff and students. 

Mr Justin Kerr, newly appointed Vice President, GMIT Mayo, and Head of the new GMIT School of Health Science, Wellbeing & Society.

The President and Governing Body of GMIT are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Justin Kerr as the new Vice President of GMIT Mayo and Head of the newly established School of Health Science, Wellbeing & Society, succeeding Professor Neville McClenaghan.