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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
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Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Nursing and Midwifery Postgraduate Courses
Our postgraduate programmes will equip you with the knowledge and skills to further your personal and professional goals, providing you with opportunities for role expansion and improving healthcare in your area of practice. Stay up to date by joining our mailing list.
Choose an option that suits you
Our range of Specialist Masters/Postgraduate Diplomas in Health Sciences programmes allow you to complete your Masters qualification in two years, with the first year focused on the taught element and the second year on the completion of a research thesis. You can also choose a Professional Credit Award and complete stand-alone module or modules. Several postgraduate research programmes are also available.
There are lots of reasons to get a postgraduate Nursing qualification at NUI Galway. Here is just a flavour:
- We have a proud tradition of excellence in teaching and we are ranked in the Top 100 of Nursing Schools Worldwide, according to QS Rankings.
- We have flexible study pathways to suit you
- Our programmes are competency based, with clinical content developed in partnership with clinical experts
- We have strong relationships with our HSE partners who teach and input into our programmes
- We use a range of teaching and assessment methods, including continuous assessment
- We have excellent onsite teaching facilities, and the ability and experience to provide quality distance learning programmes
- There is potential for exemptions from equivalent modules completed in other institutions
- Simulated learning opportunities in purpose-built skills suites
|Course Name||Course Code||College/school||Key Words|
|Nursing Education (PDip)||1PNE1||School of Nursing and Midwifery||taught, postgraduate, programme, course, nui galway, education, nursing, 1pne1|
|Nursing Education (Master of Health Sciences)||1HVN4||School of Nursing and Midwifery||nursing/midwifery education, master of health sciences, two years, three years, taught, postgraduate, programme, course, nui galway|
|Nursing: Acute Medicine (MHSc/PDip)||1MDU1||School of Nursing and Midwifery||Acute Medical Assessment Unit, Acute Medicine, Postgraduate Diploma, Nursing, Short stay|
|Nursing: Advanced Practice with Prescribing (PDip)||1PMA1|
|Nursing: Emergency Care (MHSc/PDip)||1MCE1||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Nursing: Gerontology (Master/PDip in Health Sciences)||1MGE1||School of Nursing and Midwifery||Gerontology, Nursing, Master, Postgraduate Diploma, Health Science, NUIG|
|Nursing: Intensive Care (MHSc/PDip)||1MDI1||School of Nursing and Midwifery||Critical Care, Intensive Care, Critical care nursing, ICU, ICU Nurse|
|Nursing: Midwifery (HDip)||1HMW1||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Nursing: Nurse/Midwife Prescribing (Certificate in)||1CNP1 (September intake); 1CNP3 (January intake)||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Nursing: Oncology and Haematology (MHSc/PDip)||1MDOH1||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Nursing—Public Health Nursing (Master Health Science)—full-time and top-up||1MDH1 (Year 1 full-time, Year 2 part-time); apply: https://v2.pac.ie/institute/8 1MDH3—top-up; apply: www.nuigalway.ie/postgraduateapplications & contact Prog. Dir. for eligibility criteria||School of Nursing and Midwifery||taught, postgraduate, programme, course, nui galway, public health, nursing, health services executive, hse, nuig, funding, rgn, regional general nurse, midwifery, masters, top up, thesis, Public health nursing, community nursing, child and maternal health, health promotion, community care, primary care|
|Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Wound Healing and Tissue Repair)||1MDW1||School of Nursing and Midwifery||wound, healing, tissue, repair, postgradudate, health sciences, Advanced Wound Care Management, Diabetic Foot Disease, Management of Venous Leg Ulceration, Vascular Disease, Dressing Selection, Epidemiology, Microbiology, Palliative wound care, Pressure Ulceration, Skin tears, Venous ulceration, tissue viability, chronic wounds, wound care, doppler technique, compression bandaging, compression therapy|
|Children's Palliative Care/Complex Care (MHSc/PDip)||1MDC1||School of Nursing and Midwifery||nursing, nuigalway, palliative care, children, complex care, high-dependency, intensive care, complex, life-threatening, conditions, new, child, adolescents, adolescence, childhood, infancy, baby, nurse, cancer, neonatal, disability, oncology, hospital, hospice,|
|Nursing: Perioperative (Master/PDip in Health Sciences)||1MDP1||School of Nursing and Midwifery||nursing, postgraduate, nui galway, nuigalway, nuig, perioperative, masters, postgraduate, diploma|
|Nursing: Advanced Practice Nursing (MSc)||1ANP1||School of Nursing and Midwifery||Advanced Nursing Practice, Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Practitioner, Advanced Nurse Programme, Nurse/Midwife Prescriber, Nurse/Midwife Medicinal Prescribing|
|Obesity (Nursing) (MHSc/PDip)||1OBN1—MHSc (Obesity); 1OBN9—PDip Health Science (Obesity)||Nursing & MIdwifery||Obesity, Nursing, Bariatric, Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Health Promotion, Research, Diet, Nutrition, Exercise, Physical Activity|
|Diabetes (Nursing) (MHSc/PDipHSc)||1DIN1 (MHSc); 1DIN9 (PDip)||School of Nursing and Midwifery||Diabetes, Nursing, Cardiovascular, Health Promotion, Research|
|Advanced Practice Midwifery (MSc)||To be advised||Nursing & Midwifery||nursing, midwifery, advanced practice|