Department of Nursing & Healthcare
As a graduate of the Department of Nursing and Healthcare, your qualification will be recognised and valued throughout the world. Your nursing education will be delivered in a modern, state-of-the-art facility that benefits from extensive practical placement at three general hospitals in the HSE Midlands area: Tullamore, Portlaoise, and Mullingar. Our undergraduate general and mental health nursing degrees are fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). After graduation, you can continue your professional development at AIT.
If you are interested in a career in an allied healthcare profession such as pharmacy technician or dental nursing, you may be interested in the department’s pharmacy tech or dental nursing programmes. The Higher Certificate in Pharmacy Technician is a two-year programme with extensive placements over both years in community and hospital pharmacies. The programme is designed to provide a stimulating and enjoyable entry into this exciting and evolving industry. Graduates can elect to progress to ordinary degree level by enrolling in the BSc in Pharmacy Technician. In the past, a number of graduates have availed of opportunities to progress their studies further in the UK to become pharmacists. The Higher Certificate in Dental Nursing is also a two-year programme with extensive placement opportunities in both years in dental practices throughout Ireland. Graduates have the opportunity to add a third year to progress to ordinary degree level by registering on the BSc in Dental Practice Management with Oral Health Promotion.
The Department Nursing and Healthcare also hosts a biomedical and health science research group which offers graduates the opportunity to undertake master’s and PhD programmes in the nursing and healthcare fields.
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