Nursing - Applied Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Practice

ATU - Mayo Campus

Nursing - Applied Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Practice

Master of Science in Applied Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Practice - Level 9
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.

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.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Procedural Sedation
5 credits

Fundamentals for Cardiovascular Nursing
10 credits

Advancing Cath Lab Practice
10 credits

Quality & Risk Management
5 credits

Applied Research
10 credits

Year 2
Applied Research Project - Applied Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Practice
50 credits

Entry requirements

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:

Application dates

Closing date for receipt of completed applications for September intake is 5pm on Friday 27th May 2022.

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

Application date opens from February 17th 2022

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


2 years
Mode of Study: Part Time
Method of Delivery: Blended

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

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

Post Course Info

Job 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.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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