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Why Nursing, Health Sciences & Social Care ?

The Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Social Care provides a range of courses in Nursing, Applied Social Care and Early Childhood Education and Care and Community Development and Youth Work for students wishing to work in caring and supportive settings, and with young children. Combining academic study with hands-on practical experience, our Nursing, Social Care and Early Childhood Education and Care courses are delivered in a supportive learning environment both on campus and in placement sites.

Depending on the course followed, graduates can pursue careers in a great variety of settings: in hospitals, day centres, clinics and community services; in specialist services like Intensive Care, A&E, Addictions and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; in peoples’ own homes, in social care settings, youth work, childcare, working with people with disabilities, community development and interpersonal services; in crèches and preschools; working with children with additional needs; in community and family support services. The courses draw on the skills and expertise of professionals in the health, social care and early years placement sites. While on placement, students meet people from all walks of life and learn the skills needed to support individuals, families and children, often at vulnerable times in their lives. These are challenging yet very rewarding careers.

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BSc (Honours) General Nursing
CAO Code: GA880
Campus: Mayo
BSc (Honours) Psychiatric Nursing
CAO Code: GA882
Campus: Mayo
BA (Honours) in Community Development and Youthwork
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CAO Code: GA892
Campus: Mayo
BA in Community Development and Youthwork
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CAO Code: GA876
Campus: Mayo
BA (Honours) Applied Social Care
CAO Code: GA889
Campus: Mayo
BA Applied Social Care
CAO Code: GA879
Campus: Mayo
BA (Honours) Early Childhood Education and Care
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CAO Code: GA890
Campus: Mayo
BA Early Childhood Education and Care
CAO Code: GA871
Campus: Mayo
HC Early Childhood Education & Care
CAO Code: GA864
Campus: Mayo
Note: Foundation level Maths or Irish is not accepted on any of the Nursing programmes.