Students at The School of Nursing and Midwifery have access to a wide range of facilities to support their learning.

Clinical Skills Labs


Students at the School of Nursing and Midwifery have access to two large state of the art Clinical Skills Laboratories, a Health Assessment Laboratory and a Self-Directed Skills Room. The laboratories simulate a hospital unit, enabling students to relate theory to practice. 

The skills labs contain a variety of mannequins, hospital beds (equipped with oxygen supply units, suction control and call bell) drug trolleys and much more. Some clinical models are very sophisticated in their design in that an alarm will sound if students perform a skill incorrectly such as intramuscular injection technique. Each Clinical Skills Laboratory has a SimMan®. The mannequin is an advanced adult patient simulator which is used for team training. SimMan® has realistic anatomy and clinical functionality and provides simulation-based education to challenge and test students’ clinical and decision-making skills during realistic patient care scenarios.

The Health Assessment Laboratory is similar in its layout to the Clinical Skills Laboratories and is equipped with mannequins such as Noelle® and SimBaby® which are pertinent to the midwifery programmes.

Nursing and Midwifery Library

 Nursing and Midwifery Library

NUI Galway has a dedicated Nursing and Midwifery Library. The library holds CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), and a number of full text Nursing Journals via the James Hardiman Library.

Other Library services include Loans, Desk Reserve, Photocopying and Inter-Library Loans. Librarians working in the Nursing Library have specialist knowledge of nursing literature and can assist students with queries and searching and locating literature. The Head Librarian of the Nursing and Midwifery Library also provides information sessions for new students on searching and accessing services on Induction Days run by the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Nursing and Midwifery Library  
James Hardiman Library
NUI Galway

Tel: 353 91 493399


Lecture Theatres

 Aras Moyola Large Lecture Theatre

Lecture Theatre 1 is the main lecture theatre in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Áras Moyola. It is situated on the ground floor, and features comfortable tiered seating for 200 people.  Our seminar rooms facilitate discussions and group work activities. 

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