The overarching purpose of the School is to develop and promote appropriate education and research in the fields of nursing and midwifery. 

The school is a dynamic and innovative place to learn and work. Our staff are an energetic and committed team with a single goal - to support you to excel.  Our programmes focus on preparing you to be a safe, competent and caring practitioner and to develop specialist knowledge and skills.  We will support you every step of the way on your learning journey and you will be studying at a School with a distinguished history and state of the art facilities.

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Doctor Georgina Gethin, Head of School of Nursing & Midwifery


Our Bachelor of Nursing degree courses in General Nursing, Psychiatry, and Midwifery are designed to best prepare you to meet the challenges of a changing healthcare environment, both nationally and internationally. On successful completion of the programme you will be able to present for registration with An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann and practise as a registered nurse or midwife.

A Measure of our undergraduate students' success:

Our school has a remarkable record of success in the Henry Hutchinson Steward Medical Scholarships Awards. Open to all of the NUI Universities, our graduates have competed since 2006 and every year we have had winners from the School of Nursing & Midwifery including an amazing 9 first-prize winners!

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Our Commitment To Excellence In Research

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is a research-intensive school with an international reputation for high quality research. Our research focuses on areas such as maternity care and women’s health, chronic illness management and dementia and we have substantial expertise in randomised trials, systematic reviews, grounded theory, phenomenology and other research methods.  This expertise is important because it means that you will be taught by leaders in their field who are dedicated to shaping practice and the health service of the future.  


A postgraduate qualification from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway will equip you with the knowledge and skills to further your personal and professional advancement and contribute to improving patient outcomes, leadership roles, policy development and innovation at all levels of the health services.

We offer many options which range from Professional Credit AwardsPostgraduate Diplomas and CertsMasters andPhD/DNP/DMP

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Our Commitment To Nursing and Midwifery Education

We provide high-quality, practice-focused, and innovative programmes.

At undergraduate level we focus on developing student nurses and midwives’ skills. Much of our teaching takes place in state of the art nursing skills laboratories. We teach through demonstration and practice; you can practice your skills and learn in a safe, supervised setting. Real life scenarios are simulated using actors in a ward situation, preparing you for practice in the clinical setting across the 4 years of the programme.

To make our postgraduate programmes more accessible to registered nurses and midwives, who are often juggling full-time work with other commitments, we offer all our programmes through blended learning.  Blended learning is a mix of online and face-to-face learning.

International Students

The School of Nursing & Midwifery has forged strong international links which provide opportunities for student exchange and rich cultural experiences in North America, Europe and Africa.

We encourage our undergraduate students to avail of international study and placement opportunities across the globe. We aim to develop student’s awareness of cultural diversity, and to foster social awareness, social responsibility and community engagement.

Our research benefits from these links also as members of staff have conducted collaborative research projects and publications with staff from other universities.

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