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Master of Science 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. We are now accepting applications for the September 2021 intake.

Discipline: Nursing Health Sciences and Social Care

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 9

Programme Duration: Two years

Mode of Study: Blended Learning

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements: Details under "Essential Information" below

Places: 16


Current fees are listed on our Fee Page

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

Year one

  • Advancing Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Practice
  • Quality and Risk Management
  • Fundamentals for Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Procedural Sedation


Year two  

  • Applied Research: Theory  
  • Dissertation Module 

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.

Essential Information: 

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. GMIT. Please contact them on:

This programme is due to commence in September 2021.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications for September intake is 5pm on Sunday, 15th August 2021.


How to Apply

Prior to applying expressions of interest should go to Noreen Kilkenny.

Apply through our Online Admissions System, , using application type 6M.

This user guide contains step by step instructions on how to create and submit an online application


Contact days

Three residential days will take place on the following dates;

Residential day one        Wednesday 22/09/2021              GMIT Mayo

Residential day two        Wednesday 29/09/2021              GMIT Mayo

Residential day three     Wednesday 10/11/2021              TBC - Mayo or Galway


Download indicative timetable here.


* Residential days are subject to Public Health guidelines at the time.


Overview of the Programme Delivery

Programme Delivery details. (PDF 109KB)

Contact Us

Contact for more information

Noreen Kilkenny

Programme Chair