Ms Linda Ní Chianáin

B.Sc., HDip., M.Sc.

Contact Details

University Lecturer - Clinical Skills Teaching
Nursing & Midwifery
Áras Moyola
National University of Ireland
Galway

T: +353 91 493686
E: Linda.NiChianain@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Ms Linda Ni Chianain received her Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing from the GMIT - Castlebar in 2004. While working as a registered psychiatric nurse in St John of God, Stillorgan (2004-2005) and later working in a community residential unit and Day Centre in Clifden (2005-2007) she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Studies in 2005.  

Returning to University full-time she received her DipHE in adult nursing at the University of the West of Scotland in 2009. She took a position as a registered general nurse in a Plastics High Dependence Unit at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (2009-2015). She successfully completed an Early Clinical Career Fellowships funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorates. The fellowships included a funded part-time masters, which she completed at the University of Glasgow in 2012, she received mentorship/clinical coaching while attending action learning sets and master classes (2009-2012).  

She took a part-time position as a Teaching Assistant in Clinical Skills at the University of Glasgow (2013-2015) while also continuing to work at the Royal Infirmary. Undertaking a Postgraduate in Academic Practice at the University of Glasgow and became a registered nurse teacher.  

Now a University Teacher - teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate level at NUIG since January 2016. Her interests include clinical skills, simulation, inter-professional education and learning. She has been successful in her first application for Millennium Funding 2016 to support her research into inter-professional simulation.

Research Interests

  • Clinical Skills
  • Simulation

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2017) 11th Annual Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference - Simulation Technologies and Education Strategies. Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN)
Ní Chianáin, L., Burke, E., McCarthy, B., Costello, M., Hills, C., Carroll, C., Donlon, K., Hunter, A., Kennedy, K., Power, M., Hanley, M., Byrne, D., & Summerville, S. (2017) A Reflective Guide to Inter-Professional Simulation 11th Annual Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference - Simulation Technologies and Education Strategies. Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Nottingham - Gateway, Nottingham, UK, , 21-JUN-17 - 22-JUN-17 [Details]
(2017) 11th Annual Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference - Simulation Technologies and Education Strategies. Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN)
Summerville, S., Casey, D., McCarthy, B., Hills, C., Carroll, C., Costello, M., Hunter, A., Burke, E., Kennedy, K., Power, M., Byrne, D., Donlon, K., Hanley, M., & Ní Chianáin, L. (2017) Exploring academic staff perceptions and experiences in the development and delivery of an undergraduate inter-professional pilot simulation 11th Annual Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference - Simulation Technologies and Education Strategies. Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Nottingham - Gateway, Nottingham, UK, , 21-JUN-17 - 22-JUN-17 [Details]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Irish Association for Simulation Committee Member 28-APR-17 /
Progressive Alliance of Clinical Educators (PACE) Steering Committee Committee Member 05-DEC-16 /
Qualitative Research in Trials Centre (QUESTS) Educational Team Committee Member 31-AUG-16 /
Equality Committee Committee Member 22-FEB-16 /
Clinical Skills Network Ireland (CSNI) Committee Member 04-JAN-16 /
The Higher Education Academy UK Fellow 07-SEP-15 /

Reviews

  Journal Role
International Journal Of Nursing Studies Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Reviewer with 'Nursing and Health SAGE Publishing' since 2014

Teaching Interests

  • Clinical Skills
  • Simulation

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Year 1 Principles & Practices of Clinical Nursing 1 NU185 Bachelor of Nursing Science (General & Psychiatric)
Year 1 Nursing Management of the Physically ill Adult NU117 Bachelor of Nursing Science (General)
Year 1 The Nature of Nursing NU123 Bachelor of Nursing Science (General & Psychiatry)
Year 3 Nursing Management of the Physically ill Adult 3 NU336 Bachelor of Nursing Science (General)
Year 2 Nursing Management of the Physcially ill Adult 2 NU250 Bachelor of Nursing Science (General)
Year 1 & 3 Manual Handling NU Bachelor of Nursing Science (General, Psychiatric and Midwifery)
Year 1 Clinical Practice NU118 Bachelor of Nursing Science (General)
Year 4 Leading and Developing Practice NU405 Bachelor of Nursing Science (General)
Year 4 Research Project NU475 Bachelor of Nursing Science (General)
Year 4 Clinical Internship NU471 Bachelor of Nursing Science (General)
Year 1 Advanced Physical Assessment NU631.1 & NU631.2 Certificate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing)
Year 1 Cancer Management: The Nursing Perspective on a Treatment Journey NU170 Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Oncology)
Year 1 Essential Physical Assessment Skills NU607 Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Acute Medicine)
Year 1 Clinical Goverance: Supporting Safe Practice NU623 Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing